Vegan Gingerbread Muffins

For me, December is a time of spicy sweets and obnoxious Christmas music. Last night, I decided to channel that energy and bake up some delicious gingerbread muffins. Before you know it, you’ll be making plans to make gingerbread muffins (or houses, or cakes, or cookies!) with your housemates and rocking out to the Holiday channel on Pandora.

This recipe is a variation of muffins in the picture and under “source.” Enjoy!

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp fresh crushed or grated ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a muffin pan.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir.
  3. Combine wet ingredients into a larger mixing bowl and stir.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix thoroughly.
  5. With a spoon, transfer batter to the muffin pan. Cups should be 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes and check often.
  7. In the meantime, feel free to make a quick icing for the muffins.
  8. Poke a knife or a toothpick into muffins to be sure it has cooked all the way through. Allow to cool and then drizzle icing on top!

Note: To make a thicker icing, use more powdered sugar and less wet ingredients! Also, To make these muffins even heartier, add golden raisins (soaked in water prior to cooking to remove that icky raisin taste) or crushed walnuts.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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