Monday, May 16, 2011

breakfast muffins!

These are so delicious! My mama always used to make these and I found the recipe and decided to try to "veganize" them!
So, here's the vegan recipe:

1/3 cup earth balance shortening (or buttery sticks if that's all you have)
1/2 cup organic unrefined sugar
ener-g egg replacer for 1 egg
1 1/2 cups organic all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used earth balance original soy milk - SO delicious!)

1/2 cup melted earth balance
1/2 cup organic unrefined sugar (combined with spices of your choice: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom...etc!)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the muffin tins (if you're not sure what the easiest thing to use for this is and, like me, you avoid canola oil, spectrum makes an organic coconut oil spray and it's fantastic!).

Put the e.b. shortening, org. sugar, and egg replacer in a mixing bowl. Beat well. Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg and add to the first mixture. Pour in the non-dairy milk and beat until blended and smooth.

Fill the muffin tins about 2/3 full. Bake about 20 minutes or until lightly golden!

For the topping, have the melted earth balance ready in a bowl that is just large enough to hold one muffin. Have a shallow bowl ready nearby with the combined sugar and spices. As soon as the muffins are done, remove them from the tin and dip them one by one into the melted butter and then roll them in the sugar-spice mixture!



  1. These look amazing! My daughter has recently became a vegan so now I need to learn the in's and out's because I'm the one cooking LOL.

  2. while i appreciate that these are vegan (my husband is vegan so i cook mostly vegan as well), they don't seem healthy :( too much flour, canola, and sugar. they do sound yummy though :)

  3. Gem, I don't see canola oil as an ingredient.

  4. AnneMarie - I hope you like them! :)

    Gem - If you're looking for particularly healthy recipes, this probably isn't quite the right blog. I typically eat very healthy food, but every once in a while, I enjoy remembering that vegan food can taste just as good as the foods I grew up eating, and this is where I will be posting those recipes :)

    SantaMonicaDee - I think she is referring to the earth balance products -- they typically contain canola, soy, etc.

  5. I love it. Just because I care about animals enough not to eat them, doesn't mean I want to be healthy. I want food that tastes good and good enough to entice my non-veg friends to eat it with me.

  6. I made these for breakfast today, they were a big hit. Delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Here's a picture.