Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Vegan Apple Crumble Muffins (With a Snuggle Up For Fall Giveaway)

These apple crumble muffins are non-dairy (vegan), moist and delicious. A great way to use up your store of fresh-picked fall apples!

It's time to take advantage of all those fresh, crispy apples available to us in fall. As we do each September, we recently visited our favourite apple orchard to pick delicious, crunchy apples right off the tree. Apples truly are one of Mother Nature's wonders, providing us with benefits such as soluble fibre and disease-fighting antioxidants. Plus apples are highly portable and hardy, making them an ideal snack to take to park, school or work. Of course, you could also turn them into an equally portable and possibly even more delicious snack, like these Vegan Apple Crumble Muffins.



I'm a huge fan of muffins, especially in cooler weather. When the temperature drops, you don't necessarily want a cold smoothie in the morning. On days like that, a fresh, warm muffin just out of the oven is the thing to get you going. And you can squeeze in nutritious ingredients that will set you on the right path through your day.


To moisten these apple muffins, I used vanilla-flavoured Veggemo. Veggemo can be used anywhere you would use milk or any other non-dairy beverage. Use it for coffee, tea and smoothies, or drink a tall glass of it with your favourite vegan oatmeal cookies. My daughter loves to pour Veggemo over cereal. Veggemo is not only vegan, it's also rich in calcium and vitamin D and provides an excellent source of vitamin B12.


Before beginning to mix ingredients, you'll want to grate the apples in a food processor and melt the coconut oil. (I like to melt coconut oil in a small pot on the stove.) Once the apples and oil are ready, these vegan apple crumble muffins can be whipped together quickly and easily. You'll be rewarded with a spicy, fresh scent as you mix cinnamon and nutmeg into flour. And later you'll be rewarded with warm muffins. So there's that.


The crumble topping is a mix of spelt flour, oats, cinnamon, Sucanat or brown sugar and coconut oil. It gives these apple muffins a little something extra. The crumble is kind of crispy, so it contrasts nicely with the light and tender muffins.


Whip a batch of these apple crumble muffins up in the morning so you have a warm breakfast or a tasty mid-morning snack for your work or school break time. I find they taste fresh for a good few days, but normally we don't let muffins get that old in this house. You can also wrap them individually and put them in the freezer to take with you when you need a nutritious snack on the run.



Veggemo, the first vegetable-based non-dairy milk, is available across Canada in three varieties - original, unsweetened and vanilla. (By the way, it doesn't taste or look like vegetables. It's made with pea protein, tapioca and potato.) Veggemo is smooth and creamy, plus it's free of soy, gluten, dairy, cholesterol and GMOs. Veggemo is targeted to launch in the United States in February 2017. It was voted "Best New Vegan Product" by VegNews at the Natural Products Expo West show.

Read on for a great giveaway from the makers of Veggemo. And make these muffins!

Which of these chef-created recipes would you like to make?



Apple Crumble Muffins (Vegan)



by Joann MacDonald
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake vegan
Ingredients (12 muffins)
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp egg replacer powder mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup vanilla flavour Veggemo non-dairy milk
  • 1 ½ cups light spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded apples
For The Topping
  • ¼ cup light spelt flour
  • 3 tbsp quick oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Sucanat or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Line a muffin tray with paper liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together coconut oil, sugar and egg replacer until smooth. Whisk in Veggemo. (If the coconut oil turns a bit chunky, that’s okay.)

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.

Add dry mixture to wet mixture. Stir. Fold in shredded apples. Divide muffin batter among prepared muffin cups.

For the topping



In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon and sugar. Stir in oil until crumbly. (I find it most efficient to use your fingers to help things along.)

Sprinkle crumble topping on muffins.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
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"Snuggle Up For Fall" Giveaway from Veggemo - With a $50 Whole Foods Gift Card!


Global Gardens Group, the makers of Veggemo, have kindly offered to give one lucky Woman in Real Life Canadian reader a prize package of Veggemo samples and a $50 Whole Foods gift card. Snuggle up with a beverage and a big bar of organic chocolate. (Or you could buy something healthier at Whole Foods, but I recommend chocolate.) Please enter using the rafflecopter widget below until November 1st.


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51 comments:

  1. The curried peanut veggie noodle bowl looks delicious!

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  2. The very berry banana smoothie looks good

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  3. My coffee break would be mighty tasty with the Blueberry Coffee Cake Squares!

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  4. I'd like to try the veggem’olé black bean and corn chowder.

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  5. I'd like to try the bananamo bread

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  6. I'd love to try the spinach, pineapple, banana smoothie!

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  7. I would like to try the Creamy Tomato Soup.

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  8. i would like to try the overnight apple pie spice oatmeal - all the recipes look good though!

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  9. I would like to try the Bananamo Bread recipe. They have some great recipes!

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  10. I would like to try the creamy leek, potato & dill soup

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  11. Leslie:
    I've never tried this product, but I think my health conscious son would like it.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  12. Leslie:
    I think this product might be good with the tomato soup recipe.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  13. I'd love the Blueberry Coffee Cake Squares! Thanks!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  14. I would like to try the creamy tomato soup recipe.

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  15. I would like to try the creamy tomato soup recipe.

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  16. I would love to try the black bean and corn chowder. It has been a long time since I have had chowder and we are definitely entering the season of warm soups!

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  18. I would like to try the Holiday Eggless Eggnog! It sounds delicious!

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  19. Ooh I would love to try this milk! I checked out their site and I would love to make the holiday eggless nog! It is something that I miss having.

    Thank you for the neat giveaway!

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  20. I would like to try the veggem’olé black bean and corn chowder.

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  21. Love the sounds of the creamy leek, potato & dill soup
    jan

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  22. I would like to try the holiday eggless nog.

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  23. I would love to try the curried peanut veggie noodle bowl first. I love asian food.

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  24. I would like to try the bananamo bread.

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  25. i would like to try the overnight apple pie spice oatmeal

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  26. i would like to try the creamy tomato soup

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  27. I would love to try the overnight apple pie spice oatmeal.

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  28. I would make several recipes and start with creamy leek, potato & dill soup.

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  30. I would like to try the blueberry coffee cake squares. They're my kind of snack.

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  31. I would love to try the creamy tomato soup! I'm always looking for the best tastiest tomato soup.

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  32. I would like to try the light ‘n fluffy pancakes!

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  33. veggem’olé black bean and corn chowder. love corn chowder. thanks

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  34. The blueberry coffee cake squares!

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  35. I would like to try the curried peanut veggie noodle bowl.

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  36. I would love to try the spinach & pineapple banana smoothie

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  37. I would like to try the veggem’olé black bean and corn chowder

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  38. I would like to try making the creamy leek, potato & dill soup.

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  39. I would like to try blueberry coffee cake squares.

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  40. I'd like to try the light and fluffy pancakes and creamy tomato soup.

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  41. Would like to try the blueberry coffee cake squares.

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  42. I would love to try the spinach, pineapple and banana smoothie recipe
    -M

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  43. I'd love to try the spinach, pineapple and banana smoothie recipe!!

    - amber y

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  44. I would love to try the Light and Fluffy Pancakes!

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  45. I would love to try the curried peanut veggie noodle bowl recipe.

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  46. I would like to try the blueberry coffee cake squares!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  47. I would like to try the bananamo bread.

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  48. I would try the light ‘n fluffy pancakes recipe.

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  49. I would like to try the blueberry coffee cake squares.

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  50. I'd like to try the bananamo bread

    name: Tainan Lu

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