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Hearty Vegan Breakfast Muffins

This Hearty Vegan Breakfast Muffin recipe was created because I wanted a healthy, hearty vegan muffin that provided good energy for the first meal of the day without giving me a mega-dose of sugar like most other muffins often do. These fruit sweetened muffins contain no refined sugar, more protein, complex carbs and fiber than most other muffins because they feature ingredients like dates, raisins, walnuts, rolled oats, hemp protein powder or soy flour, maple syrup and molasses. These ingredients lend a delightfully complex taste and contribute to a dense hearty texture. They're easy to make and provide about one week of breakfasts. Try them topped with almond butter.

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Hearty Vegan Breakfast Muffins Recipe

1 cup + 1 Tablespoon non-dairy milk
2 Tablespoons golden flax meal
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (¼ inch pieces)
½ cup chopped dates or figs (¼ inch pieces)
½ cup raisins
1 Tablespoon finely chopped ginger

1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup hemp protein powder or soy flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup brown maple syrup
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt

1) Curdle the non-dairy milk

Preheat oven to 325F (163C). In a medium bowl whisk together the non-dairy milk, golden flax meal and apple cider vinegar. Let it sit for about 10 minutes so the non-dairy milk curdles. 

2) Chop the nuts, fruit and ginger

Chop the walnuts or pecans, dates or figs and ginger. Add them, along with the raisins, to a small bowl and set aside.

Hearty Vegan Breakfast Muffins Ingredients

3) Whisk together the dry ingredients

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the whole wheat flour, oats, hemp protein powder or soy flour, baking powder and baking soda. 

4) Whisk together the flavor building ingredients

In another large mixing bowl whisk together the vegetable oil, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla extract and salt. Now whisk in the non-dairy milk and flax mixture from Step 1. 

5) Mix the dough

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Stir in the chopped walnuts or pecans, dates or figs, raisins and ginger.

6) Bake to perfection

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. These muffins are extremely dense and don't rise much during baking so don't be afraid to really dome the batter. 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. This recipe makes one loaf or 6 to 8 Hearty Vegan Breakfast Muffins

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(Updated: March 14, 2017)


Just made these and had one warm out of the oven. I got 16 muffins. I swapped the maple syrup for stevia and used half applesauce/half melted coconut oil. They are just barely sweet, which is ok, but I would use more stevia next time. They're hearty and satisfying though and I would make them again! I feel good eating them :) Thanks for the recipe!

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These muffins were out-of-this-world amazing. They kept me full and contain NOTHING bad! All protein, good fats, and chalk full of vitamins. Plus, they taste amazing and are not too sweet. They do not give me a sugar crash, so that's something I'm very thankful for. This will definitely become a staple. Thank you!

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Just finished baking these in the oven and I couldn't wait to eat it. The muffin tasted amazing still warm and fresh. I am curious to see how they will be after they cool down but not sure if any will be left by then!
I didn't have any raisins, and I ended up using both walnuts and pecans, figs and dates. No canola oil so I used vegetable oil. I probably used more molasses than necessary but looks like they turned out well. Made 12 large muffins.
Thanks for this and all your amazing recipes Mattie!

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Glad these worked out BrooklynDL! Nice how you were able to just improvise on these- This recipe works well for whatever you may have on hand.

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