Yesterday, I checked out a couple of vegan cookbooks from the library. I've already made a recipe - Muffins That Taste Like Donuts from Vegan Vittles. Of course, I was drawn to the least Oprah/body cleanse-friendly recipe on earth. Still, the nutritionals aren't bad - only 2 points per muffin (about 120 calories or so.) Amy, they'd also be Evie-friendly since they have no dairy!
I halved the recipe to make 6 muffins - if you want to make 12, double it.
- 1/8 C sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 C whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/8 C sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 C applesauce (I used unsweetened)
- 1/2 C plain or vanilla soymilk or rice milk (I used vanilla soy milk)
- 1 T maple syrup (I used light Aunt Jemima's - I know it's not real syrup, but real syrup is expensive!)
- 1 T vegetable oil (I used canola)
- 1/2 T lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix the topping ingredients together in a small bowl. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Mix the wet ingredients together in a small bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well with a wooden spoon. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups. Sprinkle tops with topping mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let rest for 3-5 minutes in pan. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Although these muffins were very good, the person who created them has obviously never tasted a donut in her entire life. They taste nothing at all like donuts.
With that said, they're still pretty good muffins. They have a wholesome flavor thanks to the whole wheat pastry flour and the cinnamon sugar topping adds a nice touch. Plus, I'm just satisfied with one - I don't need to eat the whole tin at once. That's always a good sign!
I would definitely make these again!