Cinnamon Swirl Muffins

A few days ago, Vegan Richa’s picture of her cinnamon swirl cake showed up on my Facebook wall, and it looked amazing! Of course, I had to try it out. I made a gluten-free batter and divided it to make muffins for a great breakfast-to-go option, and here we are!

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I won’t copy out her recipe here, but please visit her amazing blog to check it out. You’ll find my modifications bellow to make it gluten-free. The resulting muffins a super soft and flavourful. They are the perfect partners if you are looking for a break, a pause from the world. Curl up with your favourite book, a cup of tea and one of these muffins to be transported into cinnamon dream-land.

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Here’s what I changed:

  • 1 cup of non-dairy milk: I used 1 1/3 cups of oat milk instead of soy or almond. I added the 1/3 cup once everything was mixed together because I thought the batter was a bit too thick for muffins. It turned out perfect for 12 muffins.
  • 2 cups of flour: I used 1 cup of millet flour and 1 cup of sorghum flour
  • I included the 1 tbs of corn starch.
  • For the muffins, I placed 2 tbs of batter before sprinkling on some of the cinnamon sugar. I topped each muffin with another 2 tbs of batter and some more cinnamon sugar.
  • I baked these for 25 minutes.

I hope you’ll give these muffins a try as they are really yummy and so simple to make! I love that you find the surprise cinnamon sugar layer in the middle. They are not too sweet but just sweet enough. I think they might be new favourites, so try them out and let me know what you think!

 

 

Banana Bread Muffins

I’ve been on a food waste reducing mission since the beginning of the year. I’ve tried to really keep track of the food I buy so that minimal amounts of it end up in the trash.

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With that in mind, when I saw that two perfectly innocent bananas were starting to get rather tanned, I made this banana bread. It’s a simple one-bowl recipe, packed with flavour and good ingredients. Plus, it’s refined sugar-free! Well, if you don’t count the chocolate chips… that doesn’t count, right?

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Here is what you need:

  • 2 tbs ground flax seeds + 6 tbs water
  • 2 ripe bananas (we’re talking brown spots here)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (I pureed some raw apple with my stick blender for this, but if you’re out, an extra mushed banana will also work great)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 3/4 cup oat flour (I made mine in my blender using regular oats)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • to make them extra cute: extra chocolate chips + some sliced banana

Here is what you do:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flax seeds and water together and let sit for 5 minutes or until they form a gel-like substance.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350F (180C) and oil your muffin tin.
  3. Mash up the two bananas with the flax mixture until smooth.
  4. Add in the rest of the ingredients one by one. Whisk until smooth between each addition.
  5. Fill up your muffin tins with two tablespoons of the batter.
  6. To decorate, add a few chocolate chips and a banana slice to the top of each muffin.
  7. Place in your oven for 25-30 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Leave to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tin and enjoy!

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Super simple, super delicious! These are not too sweet, so the chocolate chips really add in a nice touch. Also, because they are made with oat flour, they are perfect for breakfast and will keep you full for quite some time. Let me know if you try them out!

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Apple Oat Muffins, Vegan! \\ Muffins aux pommes et à l’avoine véganes!

(Version française plus bas!)

Tonight, I was meal planning and prepping food with my boyfriend, and I realized that we did not have any more quick oats, my usual breakfast option. We still had rolled oats, but these take ages to cook… unless you use them to make yummy muffins! Here we go!

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Here is what you need:

  • 1 1/2 apple sauce
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup quick oats (I still had some in the back of my pantry!)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup almonds
  • coconut oil for the muffin tins

Here is what you do:

  1. Preheat your oven at 350F.
  2. Quickly mash the banana in a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. The mixture should be thick, but not soggy.
  3. Oil the muffin tins with some coconut oil. Fill the tins to the rim as the muffins will not rise much.
  4. Bake for 17 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the tin. Keep them in an airtight container and grab one in the morning!

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These are really great if you know that you will not have time to have breakfast at home in the next few days. They are filling, slightly sweet and deliciously chewy. Give them a try and let me know what you think!


Ce soir, alors que nous préparions nos repas pour la semaine, j’ai réalisé que je n’avais plus de flocons d’avoine pour mes petits déjeuners! Par contre, il me restait des flocons d’avoine entiers qui prennent tellement de temps à cuire… sauf si on les transforme en de délicieux muffins aux pommes! C’est parti!

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Voici ce dont vous aurez besoin:

  • 1 ½ tasse de compote de pommes
  • 1 banane mûre
  • 1 tasse de flocons d’avoine rapides (il m’en restait un peu finalement!)
  • 2 tasses de flocons d’avoine entiers
  • 2 c. à soupe de beurre d’arachides
  • 1 c. à thé d’extrait de vanille
  • 1 c. à thé de cannelle en poudre
  • 1 c. à table the sirop d’érable
  • ½ tasse de lait d’amandes
  • 1 tasse d’amandes
  • Huile de coco pour le moule
  1. Préchauffer votre four à 350F.
  2. Écraser la banane avec une fourchette dans un grand bol et y ajouter le reste des ingrédients. Bien mélanger. Le mélange devrait être épais et tout le liquide devrait être absorbé.
  3. Huiler le moule à muffins avec l’huile de coco. Remplir jusqu’au bord du moule car les muffins ne vont pas lever.
  4. Cuire pendant 17 minutes. Retirer du four et laisser refroidir dans le moule. Conserver dans une boîte hermétique et prenez-en un en partant!

Ces muffins sont délicieux! Ils remplacent facilement un bol de gruau lorsque le temps ne permet pas de déjeuner à la maison. Ils sont nourrissants, légèrement sucrés et tendres! Dites-moi si vous les essayez et ce que vous en pensez!

Gluten free vegan chocolate zucchini muffins!

For the last couple of weeks, our house has been invaded with zucchinis! We had to find different ways to incorporate them without turning everything green. Here is a quick, easy and yummy recipe for those you are chocolate lovers!

Here is what you will need for 12 muffins:

– 1/2 cup coconut oil
– 1/2 cup chocolate chips
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup of each flour: coconut, brown rice, chickpea, corn (you want 1 cup in total)
– 2 tbsp cocoa powder
– 4 tbsp flax seeds
– 8 tbsp warm water
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1 tsp vanilla extra
– 1 cup shredded zucchini

Here is what you will do:
– Preheat the oven to 350F.
– Line a muffin pan.
– Mix the flax seeds with the water.
– On a double boiler, melt the chocolate with the coconut oil. Put aside.
– In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
– Add the flax seeds mixture and the vanilla extract and mix.
– Add the shredded zucchini and mix.
– Add the chocolate mixture and mix until well combined.
* If you fell that the mix is too thick, you can add a bit of soy milk.
– Put around 2 tbsp of the mix into the muffin tins.
– Bake for 20 minutes. A toothpick should come out of the muffin clear.

I served this with a berry sauce. I basically put some frozen berries into a magic bullet cup with a bit of maple syrup and waited for them to be soft. I then blended them.

This is a super yummy brownie-like muffin. You can keep them up to a week in a sealed box in the fridge… but they won’t last that long!

And because videos are awesome, check the one I made for this recipe: