[UPDATE: I've replaced some of the original pics of the muffins with newer ones. Some of the originals were a bit grainy. Like I really needed an excuse to bake again!]
I went on a massive baking bender over Christmas. It was magical! I churned out four different eggless confections (with the help of a wonderfully patient assistant) in one day. My loved ones and I then spent several days in a sugar-high haze. You'd think that we'd need a break from all of this sugar! However, this is one of the few times of year when I have the time to really indulge in baking. I was also treated to some silicone cupcake liners and a silicone baking sheet over the holiday. Not baking was not an option! So, in honour of the New Year and getting back to healthier eating, I played around with one of my go-to eggless muffin recipes with delicious results.
|Full of healthy and delicious ingredients. Also, sugar.|
|The highlight of my holiday season!|
Enough of my blabbering about silicone! On to the recipe for these dreamy New Year's muffins. They contain relatively healthy ingredients such as whole wheat flour, flax meal, banana, almonds, and canola oil (as opposed to butter). However, the healthiness is balanced with some brown sugar and chocolate chips. I'm all about balance ;) They are packed with flavour and are addictive when warm. This is a simple eggless recipe. I added the flax for its omega-3 benefits, but you could easily substitute a 1/4 cup of flour for it, if you wish.
|The muffins all nestled snug in their liners :)|
New Year's Muffins (eggless)
Adapted from Sprinkle Charms blog.
Makes 12-14 muffins
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil (canola is my preference)
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with silicone liners (or grease tin).
- In a medium bowl, cream bananas until smooth.
- Add oil, milk, and vanilla to banana mixture. Mix until combined.
- Stir in flour, flax meal, baking soda, and sugar. Mix until just combined. Add chocolate chips and almonds to batter.
- Fill silicone liners (or greased tins) 3/4 full and bake for 20-22 minutes.
- Let muffins cool in tin for 10 minutes then transfer to a rack until cooled to room temperature. Serve!
|I hope you enjoy :)|