04 May 2009

almost-vegan applesauce muffins

I really felt like baking this past Saturday evening but it was too late to comfortably walk to the store for eggs & other ingredients and I didn't want to lose my parking spot. So after rummaging through the wee kitchen, I came up with enough raw material for these Accidentally Almost-Vegan Applesauce Muffins.
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened (Yeah see this is why they were "almost" vegan... you could easily substitute some margarine in here for true vegan muffins.)
  • 1/4 c dark brown sugar
  • 2 c flour (I used whole wheat white flour.)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
  • raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts, whateva
You just cream the butter (margarine) and sugar together. Then mix in everything else, saving the raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts, etc. for last. I made a few plain, a few with white chocolate chips and a few with golden raisins. To spice it up a bit. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes in greased muffin tins (or for about an hour in a greased loaf pan). Enjoy.

For a few hours I was calling these REAL vegan muffins, because I was blinded by pride in my industriousness and amazement that egg-free baking actually works. Until a friend (who, while we're on the subject, is also the professional PB taster and officially approved of my ooey gooey homemade PB) pointed out that "that butter comes from someone's udder". Indeed, indeed. In this instance, I'm hoping it was from a cow's udder. So swap out the dairy for a little margarine or something and you'll be on your way.

Disclaimer: I'm not vegan. Love the cheese too much.


  1. ah haha you've always loved the cheese!

    bananas are also a great substitute for eggs.
    And if you're creeped out my margarine, as I am, oils can also be substituted for butter in most recipes.

    They look yummy!!

  2. good call on the oils, margarine is totally creepy. i heard about some study about how margarine is like one molecule away from plastic.


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