Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

These *slightly* healthier muffins make the perfect snack when you’re after a chocolatey, indulgent hit

INGREDIENTS (makes 12 muffins):

  • 180g applesauce (about 1 large apple cooked down if you make your own)
  • 60ml maple syrup 
  • 65g brown sugar 
  • 65g smooth peanut butter (plus extra to drizzle on top) 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • 120ml milk of choice 
  • 60g cocoa powder 
  • 160g wholemeal flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • ½ tsp baking soda 
  • 80g chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate (plus a bit extra for topping)

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C and line a muffin tray with 12 liners. 
  2. Whisk together the applesauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, peanut butter and salt in a large bowl
  3. Add in the milk and give the mixture another mix. 
  4. Sieve in the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and baking soda. 
  5. Mix together with a spatula until everything is combined – be careful not to overmix, the mixture should be quite thick. 
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and scoop evenly into the muffin liners. Add a few more chocolate chips to the top of each muffin. 
  7. Bake for 18 minutes (use a skewer or toothpick in the centre to check if they’re done – if it comes out clean, they’re ready!) 
  8. Let them cool in the tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Drizzle with more peanut butter if desired or enjoy as they are!

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins

Apple cinnamon – has to be one of the best flavour combos right?! These oat based muffins are perfect for grabbing for breakfast or as snack to pick you up throughout the day! They are easy to make and are super nutritious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 3 tbsp date sweetener 
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1 flax seed egg
  • 3 tbsp nut or seed butter 
  • 1/3 cup oat milk
  • 1 small Apple, diced 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 

method (makes 6)

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius and line a 6 case muffin tin with cases or grease with olive oil.
  2. Add the flax seed egg, nut butter, vanilla, oat milk and maple syrup into a bowl and mix.
  3. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and fold in the diced apple. Divide the mix across 6 muffins cases, pressing them down into the muffin yields. Bake in the oven for 16 mins, allow to cool and enjoy!