I have been a muffin fan since I was a child. As an adult, I still enjoy making them, but as a vegan, I’ve always had to figure out my substitutes for animal product ingredients. I was so happy to find a fabulous cookbook that did all the work for me.
150 Best Vegan Muffin Recipes is filled with delicious varieties of muffins for everyone’s taste buds. This book is more than a recipe book, it’s also very informative and educational. For instance, did you know that sugar is not necessarily vegan? Huh!! Some refined sugar is processed with bone char, derived from the sun-bleached bones of cattle. I was a little shocked and horrified when I read this. How many people know this?? This awesome book will also talk about the equipment you need, flours, oils, your dairy substitutes and so much more.
There are 5 categories to make your yummy choices from, My Top 20 Muffins, Breakfast Muffins, Coffeehouse muffins, Lunch & Supper Muffins and Global Muffins.
I was a little surprised to see savory muffin recipes. I’ve personally never thought about having muffins for lunch for dinner so I got a lot of great ideas for meal accompaniment. My family loves muffins for breakfast and snacks so we got together to make a few of our favorites from this recipe book.
I don’t know any kid who doesn’t like peanut butter and jam together. When we found the Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins recipe we knew we had to make these. This recipe calls for brown rice syrup or agave as a sugar substitute, both are available at most grocery stores. They were very easy to whip up. You make your batter, fill the muffin cups halfway, add a dollop of your favorite jam or preserves and then add the remaining batter on top. The result is an extremely delicious muffin that made the kids giggle with delight. We had these for breakfast and as a snack.
One of my favorites is the Applesauce Raisin Muffin recipe. The scent of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg permeating through the house is very heartwarming. These are perfect for breakfast, snacks, dessert and as a lunch addition.
We had a few friends over and I made the Mango Muffins with Cardamom Crumble and the Salsa Muffins. Both were received well and were so tasty and soothing coming out of a hot oven. Having a girl get-together? Instead of serving chips, chocolate and cakes, how about some healthy muffins in place of.
The kids have already chosen the next muffins we are going to make next week, the Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Muffins….. hmm they sound so inviting. The choices are almost endless and we’ve had a lot of fun trying a few of them out. It’s a great addition to my recipe book collection.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.