Qualities I look for in prospective boyfriends:
5) In-shape and healthy
6) Food-lover/can cook
7) And must make a meeeeeeean muffin. Like the Muffin Man. Please.
I. Love. Muffins. In fact, I just love sweet, soft, warm, baked love. And I pray for the ability, knowledge, taste, and time to put into such a demanding hobby.
But... school. And family and friends and Jesus and fitness and, well, life. Yeah, I have lots of excuses. Don't we all?
Whatevs, you do your thang and eat good food and just be happy. I'll be over here, waiting for Mr. Hubby/Muffin Man to come along and put a ring on it. In the meantime, I'll also be hungry. Duh, you know me. And you know I can't just look at a recipe and follow the directions step by step exactly like I should. Where's the fun in that?
More importantly, where's the challenge? The learning? The experimentation? The flax-eggs, the home-ground oat flour, the protein powder, the extra extra cinnamon?
I got it I got it I got it!!
No, these are not the muffins your mom used to make with the buttery, sugary topping and the fluffy base when you were a kid. Why? Because I want to do my part in helping my friends, family, followers, and prospective boyfriends live longer... to eat more muffins :)
Don't get me wrong - these are still DUHLISHH. They're something like this...
- Sweet & cinnamon-y
- Hearty & filling
- Moist & soft
- VEGAN & HEALTHY (haiiiiiill yeah!)
So, if you're new to this kind of baking, welcome! I'm glad you've come and I hope you're hungry and ready to transform your taste buds and cravings to cater to your balanced, nourishing lifestyle :)
Because these muffins are ready to meet you!
Makes about 12 muffins
For the muffins:
2 cups oat flour
1/2 cup plant-based protein powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 flax egg
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 cup diced apples
For the crumb topping:
1/3 cup rolled oats
3 tbsp. coconut palm sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and coat a muffin pan with coconut oil. Set aside.
- Whisk the flax egg, coconut oil, sugar, and milk in a bowl until completely smooth. Set aside while you combine the dry ingredients.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, baking soda, powder, xanthan gum and spices until well incorporated. Slowly stir this into the wet ingredients. Gently fold in the diced apples and fill each muffin cup with batter.
- Whisk together the ingredients for the crumb topping and sprinkle evenly over the top of each muffin.
- Bake for about 15-17 minutes, or until they turn a light golden color on the outside and the crumb topping looks melted. Let them cool before enjoying or storing.
- Dig in!
Adapted from here.
Welllllll, how did they turn out? Did you have fun making them? Did you completely give up on baking forever? Please say no to that last one and "Lovely! Of course I had a blast!" to the first/second. Tell me more below and tag me on Instagram w/ #hungryhaley. I want to see your pretty muffins!
Thanks again for reading :) love love love!