Vegan Chocolate Muffins
Even though I care about health and the way I eat, I'm also very open to the idea that you have to treat yourself from time to time. The good news is that you can do this while still caring about your health. Don't buy the first chocolaty treat you find at the supermarket or at the bakery across the street. Make yourself some time and bake this incredible vegan chocolate muffins in less then an hour!
Generally, me and my girlfriend like to bake something at least once a week, especially during the weekends. And trust me, it is always worth the effort. These chocolate muffins are so easy to make and so soft and fluffy to eat that you will not believe they are even vegan. No eggs, no dairy. That's the way we roll.
Although there is some oil and sugar involved in this muffins, which ideally should not be part of a whole foods diet, I believe that if you include them in your diet as occasional treats they are not going to harm you in any way, so keep calm and keep scrolling for the recipe!
You can use the same recipe to bake a cake, if you want, but we liked the idea of using our muffins tray: we almost forgot we own one. Feel free to customize the recipe however you want. You can use white flour, whole grain flour, a mix of both, or gluten free flour. They'll always come out right. If you are running out of non-dairy milk, you can mix it with some water until you reach the same amount of liquid necessary. About the sugar, same story: use whichever kind of sugar you prefer: white, cane, coconut. There are many options out there and honestly they are not that much different in terms of "healthyness", maybe just try to avoid the white, refined sugar if you can. It really is the worst :)
Those muffins are perfect as a dessert or as a breakfast treat. Pair them with a big green smoothie and you'll be ready to feel awesome. Before you bake them, once you've already placed the batter into the shapes of the muffin tray, you can add a piece of dark chocolate inside each one of them for a fudgy, creamy surprise.
So, here you go. Hope you enjoy it! And let me know your thoughts in the comments below :)
- 2 cups of flour (white or a mix of white and whole grain in equal proportions)
- 1 cup of pure cane sugar
- 1 tsp of soda
- 15 g of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 120 ml of vegetable oil (either sunflower or melted coconut oil)
- 180 ml of non-dairy milk
- 30 ml apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
- Combine all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well
- Add milk and oil and stir until everything is well combined
- Add the vinegar and gently stir until you start seeing some bubbles
- Place the batter into your muffin tray, about two tablespoons for each muffin
- Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 35-45 minutes (insert a toothpick into the center of the muffin: if it comes out dry, your muffin is done)
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