Vegan Carrot Apple & Zucchini Muffins

September 15, 2020

Ingredients:


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups Mosley

1 tbs baking powder

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp allspice

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

2 eggs slightly beaten (substitute 1/4 cup ground flax seed for Vegan, dilute into 1/4 cup water plus 2 tablespoons, see note below)

1 1/2 cups shredded carrots (about 3 medium)

1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 medium)

1 large apple, cored & shredded

1 cup plain Vegan yogurt

1 cup milk

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup cooking oil

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

1 lemon/lime zest only

1 orange zest only

1 Citrus Vegan Cream Cheese for Frosting

Note:


• For Vegan muffins substitute ground flax seed for the eggs:

“The basic ratio is one tablespoon of flax seeds and three tablespoons of water to replace one egg. You’ll need to grind the flax seeds into a fine powder using a coffee or spice grinder (or use 2 1/2 teaspoons pre-ground), and then you simply whisk in the water until it becomes gelatinous.”The Kitchn › egg-substitutes

Directions:


• Preheat oven to 350*F. Coat 24 muffin cups with cooking spray, or prep 24 paper muffin cups. In a large bowl combine: flour, Mosley, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.

• In another large bowl stir together: eggs, carrot, apple, yogurt, applesauce, milk, lemon/lime zest, orange zest, zucchini, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, oil, honey, and vanilla.

• Add carrot mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold walnuts into the batter.

• Pour batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.

• Bake about 20-25 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin cup comes out clean.

• Frost each cupcake with Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting.

Citrus-Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:


1 (8 oz) cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp lemon/lime peel, finely shredded

• In a bowl, beat one 8 oz package softened cream cheese, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 cup powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Stir in 1 tsp of finely shredded lemon/lime peel.

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