This vegan Carrot Bran Muffin recipe features carrots which lend sweet, buttery notes. These flavors are further enhanced by just the right amount of molasses and your choice of wheat germ, wheat bran or oat bran. Raisins are added for additional sweetness and flavor depth and a touch of vanilla extract ties the flavors together into a dense and hearty muffin.
¾ cup non-dairy milk
2 Tablespoons Egg Replacer Powder
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups wheat germ, wheat bran or oat bran
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups shredded carrot (about 3 medium sized carrots)
½ cup sugar
½ cup canola oil
3 Tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 325F (163C). In a medium bowl, whisk together non-dairy milk , Eggless Binder Powder and apple cider vinegar. Let sit for about 10 minutes so the non-dairy milk curdles.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the whole wheat flour, wheat germ, wheat bran or oat bran, baking powder and baking soda.
Shred the carrots and set aside.
In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the shredded carrots, sugar, canola oil, molasses, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk in the non-dairy milk, Eggless Binder Powder and apple cider vinegar mixture.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Stir in the raisins.
To Make Muffins
Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Pour the batter into the muffin pan making sure the dough is filled up to the top of the pan and domed. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
To Make Bread
Pour the batter into a lightly oiled 8 x 4 inch loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Store in a covered container or plastic freezer bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 6 months. Makes 6 to 8 muffins or 1 loaf of Vegan Carrot Bran Muffins/Bread.
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