Recipe: Moccachocarula Muffins, version #2 (high protein)

After my success in baking moccachocarula muffins a couple weeks back (muffins flavored with chocolate, coffee and the South Africa cream liqueur Amarula), I decided to make another batch. But this time I wanted: To go for a more cupcake-like texture To use up some of the chocolate whey protein powder that’s been sitting in my pantry untouched for eons Inspired … Read more

Recipe: Double-Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (gluten-free, vegan)

Recipe: Double-Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (gluten-free, vegan)

  We still have a glut of zucchinis. By the end of the summer, I’ll have figured out a dozen variations on zucchini muffins. Heck, maybe I’ll even try putting summer squash in cookies. These muffins are moist, fudgy and extremely chocolatey. The lack of gluten makes them a little more delicate than a grain-based muffin. Enjoy! Supplies measuring cups … Read more

Recipe: Guiltless, delicious vegan carrot-banana muffins

Recipe: Guiltless, delicious vegan carrot-banana muffins

Sometimes I get a little distracted while baking and forget to put an ingredient in. Baking soda, sugar, oil, salt — if you bake for long enough, you’ll forget one or all of these ingredients at one time or another. Usually, it spells disaster for the final product. But every once in a while you make a fortuitous omission, discovering … Read more

Recipe: Vegan chocolate-spice muffins … They’ll never guess the secret ingredient is beets!

I wasn’t sure what kind of muffins to make today, so I looked in my fridge for inspiration. The jar of sour beets caught my attention. I texted my sister and told her I was thinking about making beet muffins. She texted back, “That sounds kind of gross. But good luck anyway!” She’s right. It does sound kind of gross. But it’s … Read more

Recipe: Gluten-free, Grain-free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe: Gluten-free, Grain-free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

The weather hasn’t cooled, so I’m still finding myself unable to eat all the bananas in the fruit bowl before they start turning too ripe to eat. (It doesn’t help that I consider any banana with no green on the skin “too ripe.”) Well, it’s time for more banana muffins! Just to keep some sort of variety in my life, I decided to make this … Read more

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Muffins (Vegan, Low Sugar)

After I posted last week’s Nutella-inspired muffins, a vegan friend asked me for muffins with the flavors of a dark chocolate Reese’s peanut butter cup. I experimented a little and this is what I came up with. I would love to have an even peanutier taste, but these muffins are quite moist and I fear anymore peanut butter would make them dense. I’ve been thinking … Read more

Recipe: Whole Grain Apple-Millet Muffins (Low Sugar, Vegan Option)

Recipe: Whole Grain Apple-Millet Muffins (Low Sugar, Vegan Option)

These muffins are packed with fiber and phytonutrients, but are still moist and sweet. They are a great way to use the applesauce I can each fall. When I make my own sauce, I leave the skins on, which provides more pectin and fiber. The skins break down in the cooking and further in the blender, so they aren’t noticeable … Read more