06/05/2014

Cooking Made Easy: Vegan Fruit Muffins


A muffin a day keeps the doctor away? With these muffins this slightly altered saying is finally true! 'Cause these fruit muffins contain no sugar, are low in calories, vegan and can easily be made gluten-free as well. No need to mention they're super yummy as well! I found the recipe on Popsugar and I really wanted to share it with all of you and also talk a bit about the baking process so your muffins will succeed right away.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas
12 strawberries
12 red grapes
1/2 apple
60 ml coconut oil (the original recipe said canola oil but I prefer the taste of coconut oil and I also think that 40 ml might already be enough)
180g (gluten-free) whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch of salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
2. Peel the bananas and mash them in a bowl.
3. Finely chop the other fruit and add it to the bowl.
4. Stir in the oil and add the dry ingredients.
5. Put 12 - 15 muffin cups in a muffin pan and fill each cup about 3/4 full.
6. Bake for at least 20 minutes (mine weren't even ready after 30 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
7. Let the muffins cool on a rack and enjoy!

(Original recipe here)


Notes:

My muffins turned out quite raw even though I had been baking them for 30 minutes. Also they have been baking up at the beginning but then collapsed when I removed them from the oven. I must admit that I had only taken 130g flour because the batter started being really stiff so you should try to use all the flour. In order to get the batter liquid enough try cutting the fruit over the bowl. I'm really curious to see how your muffins turn out so don't forget to tell me!

Besides from being a little raw, the muffins were really yummy and they're only about 100 calories each! If I should make them again I will definitely use all the recommended flour and probably also use smaller muffin cups. Have you been trying healthy muffins? How did they turn out?

12 comments:

  1. Even though they turned out quite raw, they must be very delicious and would love to try them! xo

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  2. This sounds so good sweetie!

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  3. yum yum yum, send one to portugal!

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  4. OMG! So yummy!

    xoxo
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  5. oh it looks so delicious!

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  6. Looks so yummy!

    xx,
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  7. These look so absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing this great recipe Carmen!
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    xx
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  8. Looks so yummy plus low calories too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  9. They must have tasted very good... I have never tried making any muffins - the past months, I've been so lazy when it comes to cooking / baking.

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  10. that's a refreshing recipe for Summer. trial & error. we all go through it. hahaha
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  11. Lovely recept, it looks delicious.

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