Friday, February 26, 2010

Vegan Apple Date Muffins

If you have been reading this blog, you know that I am very fond of muffins. They can be made healthy and are perfect for breakfast or for a snack. I had a library borrowed book which had something called 'Pear Fig muffin'. When I read that, suddenly I wanted to make 'Apple Date Muffin' since I neither had pears nor figs on hand. But, this recipe is not adapted from that. I worked my other muffin recipes a bit and came up with this recipe. Result was very moist, tasty muffin and with very less fat.

Here they are..

  1. Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
  2. All purpose flour - 3/4 cup
  3. Baking Powder - 2  tsp
  4. Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  5. Nutmeg powder - 1/4 tsp
  6. Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. White sugar - 1/3 cup
  8. Salt - 1/2 tsp
  9. Unsweetened applesauce - 1 cup
  10. Vegetable or Canola oil - 1/3 cup
  11. Water - 1/4 cup
  12. Apple cored and diced finely - 1 medium 
  13. Dates chopped finely - 1/2 cup
Preheat the oven to 400 F. I did at 375 since I was using dark colored pan. Line a 12 standard size muffin pan with liners or grease them with vegetable oil spray. In a large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients (1 through 8). In another bowl, combine applesauce, water, vegetable oil. Whisk it well. Dump the whole wet ingredients to dry mixture and stir. Do not over mix. Stir in apples and dates. Divide the batter (it'll be quite thick) between the 12 muffin cups. It will be almost full. Bake for 22 - 24 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Mine were done at exactly 22 minutes. Cool on the wire rack for 2 - 3 minutes before unmolding from the pan. Let them cool on the wire rack. We ate them warm and they were delicious.

Some more pictures..
By the way, if you are reading this line, thank you for that and this post marks my '100th' post. 100 posts in about 4 months - I guess it's not bad. What do you think?

Happy Baking!!
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  1. Vegan muffins looks prefect and fantastic for breakfast...Congrats on ur 100th post..keep going..

  2. Congrats on your 100th post.the muffins look delicious.

  3. Congrats Dear, For the 100th post. You have done a great job completing 100 in 4 months!!
    Muffins looks fantastic! :)

  4. Nice combination dear...Congrtas on ur 100th post...

  5. Apple and date combo sounds interesting.

    Congrats on the milestone and wishing you many more.

  6. Wow......100 posts in 4 months is amazing..... Heartiest Congratulations on the mileston....
    Great idea of vegan apple and date muffin... Thanks for sharing the recipe and the clicks are so good that I am drooling.....lovely healthly recipe....

  7. Wow!!! Congrats on your 100th post and nothing better than these delicious Vegan Muffins to celebrate this happy occasion!

  8. These look perfect for breakfast - and 100 posts in four months is great going.
    I hope to try these out soon.

  9. Excellent... n yummm muffins:)
    Congrats on ur 100th Post!! Keep it going:)

  10. Thanks everyone for encouraging words.

  11. delicious! I used soy milk instead of water to make them for a vegan friend. Thanks for the recipe :)

  12. these sound delicious, I have some apples to use up and this might be a really good option!


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