Vegan apple pie muffins, and vegan chocolate chip banana muffins

YUM TOWN! That’s where I live. I’ve been on a baking binge for two days because I had a lot of fruit to use up so, baking sounded like a good idea. We also had cooler than normal weather which warranted actual oven use. SO I made muffins with bananas, and muffins with apples. They were both delicioso! I also made apple sauce on the night I did the banana muffins, and used that in the apple muffins because that’s how I ROLL.

Banana chocolate chip muffins:

1 1/4 cups flour (your choice, I used whole wheat)
1/4 cup quick oats (I had Bob’s red mill organic, make sure they’re quick oats)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
3 super ripe bananas (mashed, organic if you have them)
1/2 cup sugar (I used coconut sugar which is delicious)
1/3 cup coconut oil (organic, DUH)
1 flax egg *1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp warm water* (you could use a chicken egg also)
1/2 cup chocolate chips or walnuts
chia seeds for sprinkle, to your discretion

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine dry ingredients in med sized bowl
2. combine moist/wet ingredients in separate small bowl *mash bananas until liquified unless you like chunks*
3. Mix wet/dry ingredients together. Fold in nuts or chocolate chips if using.
4. grease muffin tin or bread pan
5. pour in your batter, and bake for 25 mins, or until toothpick-check comes out clean
6. let them sit before taking from tin, and enjoy!

Apple pie muffins:

1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup organic quick oats

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp fine sea salt

1 tsp cinnamon

 

1 cup apples skin-on, chopped very small

1 ¼ (+more if batter is dry) apple sauce *see below for crock pot sauce!

1/3 cup organic coconut oil

½ tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 flax egg *1 tbsp ground flax meal, +3 tbsp warm water*

*if your applesauce is store bought, and unsweetened, I would recommend adding 1/4-1/3 cup brown sugar because it won’t be sweet enough. If you use my crock pot sauce (below), you won’t need any more sugar. The sauce is very sweet!*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine wet and dry ingredients well. Add more apple sauce to batter if it’s dry. Scoop into greased muffin tins with ice cream scoop (I have three sizes, the biggest size is PERFECT for muffins). Bake for 25 minutes, allow them to cool, eat immediately.

Crock pot applesauce (+pears)

Prep your crock pot-

chop 4-5 small apples into med sized chunks, skin ON. 2 very ripe green pears, chopped med sized with skin on. 1 Cinnamon stick, 1 tsp lemon zest. Add all of this to crock pot and set to HIGH for 6-7 hours. Not only will your kitchen/house smell AMAZING, but you’re saving oodles of $ because this is homemade. And it’s bonkers good. I’d spread it on toast, swirl in oatmeal, and/or use in baking. TO. DIE. FOR. When the timer is up and it moves to ‘warm’, dump apples/pears (minus the cinnamon stick! PLEASE do NOT leave that in there) into nutribullet or blender, and blend until smooth. Take a big spoonful for a tester. You’re welcome.

who cares if it’s still summer?! Bake. Unless it’s like a million degrees in which case you’re wasting valuable resources. :p

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