Tag: Muffins

Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins [vegan & gluten-free]

vegan chocolate muffins

These Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins are not only are vegan but they are gluten-free too, so you’ll be able to cover all your food label bases with these bad boys! I know Easter has come and gone, but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to chocolate inspired food just yet.

Before I became vegan I couldn’t imagine my life without Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, yes that was the extent of my chocolate range, maybe Galaxy too! I thought dark chocolate was gross and there was no way I could eat it! Fast-forward four years, and I’m a dark chocolate convert. 80% is my jam, my boyfriend bought be a 100% easter egg, I’m not quite there yet….but give me another four years and maybe…! Around Christmas time last year, I accidentally ate some Green and Black’s milk chocolate – turns out it no longer tastes good to me. It was so creamy and sweet that it hardly tasted of chocolate anymore. My tastebuds have been completely transformed.

Now these Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins are definitely for serious chocolate lovers who like their chocolate seriously dark and powered by cocoa! Definitely one for the grown-up palette!

vegan chocolate hazelnut muffins

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Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins [vegan and gluten-free]
Makes 12

250g buckwheat flour
50g cocoa
125g caster sugar
1 tspn xanthum gum
1 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn bicarbonate of soda
200ml plantbased milk (I used coconut)
100ml vegetable oil
200ml plantbased yoghurt (I used soya)
1 tspn vanilla extract
50g dark dairy-free chocolate
50g hazelnuts

For the icing:
80g icing sugar
1 tbsp boiling water

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C and line a muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, cocoa, sugar, xanthum gum, baking powder and bicarb.  Stir until thoroughly mixed together.
  • Add the milk, oil, yoghurt and vanilla, and gently stir until smooth.
  • Chop the chocolate and hazelnuts into chunks and stir through.
  • Dollop the mixture into the 12 paper cases.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once thoroughly cooled, add the icing sugar and water into a mixing bowl and stir until smooth, using a piping bag or spoon, drizzle over the muffins.

Enjoy

Veronica x

Spiced Plum Muffins

Well we’re currently basking in the glory of being crowned the winners of Peta’s Great Vegan Bake-Off, which is all very exciting, and slightly overwhelming. Thank you to everyone that voted for us – we’re proper chuffed.

We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with another seasonal cakey, tasty treat! Soft fruits can be a bit of a pain, because no sooner have you bought them, they’re going off. So why not put your slightly squishy plums to good use with these spiced plum muffins, which are ideal for an 11 o’clock snack or make a tasty pud (especially while still warm from the oven). They’re also super easy.

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Spiced Plum Muffins

150g Spelt flour
150g Ground almonds
2 tsps Ground ginger
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
50g Xylitol
50g Agave syrup
115g Vegetable oil
250ml Soya yoghurt (preferably organic)
150g Plums (stoned and chopped into small pieces)
A sprinkle of toasted chopped almonds

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, ground almonds, ginger, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda  and xylitol and stir through.
  • Add the agave syrup, vegetable oil and soya yoghurt and mix – but not to thoroughly because you don’t want to overwork the mixture. Stir through the chopped plums.
  • In a muffin tray, place 12 muffin cases and spoon the mixture to evenly fill the cases.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Pop a skewer through one of the muffins and if it comes out clean, they’re cooked.

We really are grateful to everyone who voted for us and we absolutely LOVE seeing you make our recipes.

I hope you enjoy these tasty muffins – do share your pictures with us on all the social medias!

Veronica x