Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vegan Muffins Monthly: Gingerbread-Walnut (Vegan, GF)

Muffin #3, Gingerbread! For Christmas' sake and for the molasses that has been staring at me everyday for the last 3 weeks. 

*Adapted from Happy Herbivore's Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

So, as you can see my coffee grinder is not the best so there were still some quinoa grains fully intact...Extra crunch?
1 3/4 cup Gluten-free flour blend (I substituted quinoa flour for the brown rice flour and it worked!)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup sucanat
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. Pour wet into dry. Stir until combined. Add walnuts. Stir until further combined. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins and bake for 26 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Makes 10 muffins.


  1. How many/much walnuts?

  2. i think i added like 3/4 cup or so. Sorry I forgot to write it in the recipe.

  3. These look delicious - I am always a sucker for a good gingerbread muffin, especially ones that aren't so bad for you ;) I've never tried gluten free baking, though have always been intrigued by quinoa and gluten free flours.

  4. "i think i added like 3/4 cup or so. Sorry I forgot to write it in the recipe."

    ...thanks, I'm thinking of making me these for the holidays, so I wanted to know!

  5. YUM! I am not a big muffin person, but these look great!

  6. They look absolutely GORGEOUS! Did you add any ginger to this recipe?

  7. @Anonymous: yes! whoa i guess i forgot to add it in the ingredient list. 1/4 teaspoon.