I am going to be honest with you guys. Since I went vegan and even before that I struggled to make my own very fluffy muffins. The kind that you would get in your local coffee shop. And I tried so so many times. Everytime they were either too dry or just plain boring. So I kept baking and kept trying and NOW I have succeeded. I have created the most juicy and fluffy muffins ever. Better than the ones in the shop. And they are are non-vegan and child approved.
I do hate to say that there is sugar in them though which is a fact I really dislike and I might try to improve this recipe to make it refined sugar free but I might mess it up.
So for now I will share this sugary treat with you and hopefully you will like it as much as my colleagues, kids and me.
Blueberry and Cranberry Muffins
The fluffiest muffins youll ever make
- Plain flour 250g
- Sugar 150g
- Vegan Margerine or vegan Butter 150g
- Vanilla pod 1
- Binnamon 1/2tsp
- Bread Soda 1tsp
- Vanilla flavoured soya milk or plain if you like 200ml
- Chickpea brine 6 tbsp
- Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tbsp
- Frozen or fresh blueberries two handfuls
- Frozen or fresh cranberries two handfuls
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- Preheat the over to 175-180degrees, note ovens vary so watch them.
- Line a 6 mould muffin tin for parchment paper or muffin cases.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix the chickpea brine, apple cider vinegar and soya milk in a different bowl and let stand for a couple of minutes.
- Now add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer unti well combined.
- Dicide the mixtures in two and add the cranberries and blueberries each in a different bowl.
- Mix well.
- Pour into the muffin tins and bake in the over for about 25 minutes or until a wooden stick come out clear.
My little monkey Alex is turning 2 next week and I have promised him and his older brother a green monster cake for the party. So I really needed to create something green. You might say why not use food colouring? Nope not me…I refuse to use food colouring and I don’t want any refined sugar in it.
I’m not a health freak and when it come to myself, I often, I try not to, indulge in sugary treats..But for my monkeys I want to reduce their sugar intake as much as possible, because frankly they just go MAD on it.
So off I went trying to come up with nice recipes and I remembered I made a cake once using a recipe from the lovely Audrey www.unconventionalbaker.com, that consisted only of a couple of ingredients. Because I’m really bad at following recipes and because most of the time I don’t have the ingredients at hand and also want to try something once it pops into my head, I adapted it.
When I was finished I was left with these beautiful cakelets (is that even a word?). They were only a trial so I didn’t decorate them to be monsters but beautiful girly cakelets with dried roses.
Having decorated them I really wanted to see what the guys think. There is no point asking my lovely Alex because he eats everything but James is the fussbob, the one that represents all kids and their weird tastes.
So I got my little guy and said “Ive got a lovely treat for you babs, let me know what you think.” He ate some and said, “its lovely mama but I don’t like the bottom bit (which is the crust). Ill eat just the top bit if that’s ok and you can have the bottom”. Fine with me. Two seconds later…”actually mama I don’t like the top bit either its too cold and its avocado.
Whats wrong with avocado? He loves avocado and eats it all the time mixed with banana.
Anyway, so here we are if he doesn’t like it, none of the kids at the party will like it. I guess that means more recipe testing.
But if you want the recipe, here it comes: