22 September 2010

Vegan Bran Muffins

Vegan Bran Muffins
inspired by Cascadia Bakery

1.5 cups wheat bran
6 Tbsp water
1 large carrot
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup dates
1/3 cup prunes
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 380F
2. Make "flax eggs" by mixing 2 Tbsp ground flax and 6 Tbsp water. Place into a bowl.
3. Shred the carrot in a food processor and toss in bowl
4. Grind the dates and prunes with as much water as needed until you form a butter consistency. Scoop into your bowl
5. Puree the pineapple and give your ingredients a few good stirs, then add the rest of the wet ingredients; molasses, apple sauce, raisins, whole flax seeds, sunflower seeds, and vanilla
6. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, wheat bran, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
7. Gently pour wet ingredients into dry
8. Fold together, remembering not to over mix
9. Scoop + over flow batter into muffin tins
10. Sprinkle with extra flax and sunflower seeds to garnish
11. Place in oven and reduce temperature to 360F
12. Bake for 30-35 minutes
13. Remove and let cool 

serves 9


Anonymous said... [reply]

Oh delicious! I´m so impressed by your baking skills - these look wayyyy better than the coffee shop ones! Bookmarked them right away ;)

Hope you´re having a wonderful week and fun @ school!!
<3<3<3 Mel

Nina said... [reply]

Kelsey, if you decide to write a book of muffin recipes, I will definitely buy it!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Yum!!!! These look amazing!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said... [reply]

Gorgeous! Nice work on the foodie photography. I love bran muffins - healthy and dense :).

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

Wow those look amazing!! I love that these are vegan, too.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Your muffins always look SO amazing! Should you ever decide to open a bakery, I would go there! :)

Emily said... [reply]

i've been looking for a new bran muffin recipe, so i will definitely have to try these. i love that they are vegan and feature carrots and dried fruit!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said... [reply]

Loving the idea of the pineapple in there. I'll take half a dozen please ;-)

Sarah B @ Bake + Bike said... [reply]

Oh my gaaaaaaaash, these look amazing. So many fruits and veggies in there!

My friend's organising a vegan brunch this weekend- perhaps I'll try to make these :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I really like bran muffins. The texture is so dense and delicious. These look great as always! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

omg those look very very good BUT how much fiber is in those things lol? i would fear eating one would send me right to the toliets ;)

eatmovelove said... [reply]

Oh your breaking my heart with these Babies! Muffins and me are like me and pizza...we're close...oh yeah...;)

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I love bran muffins! My mom used to buy huge super moist bran muffins and I loved them! Yours are beautiful!

lequan said... [reply]

Umm, I think you need to open your own muffin shop or bakery! I'm so impressed with your skills!

mariposai said... [reply]

You definitely need your own muffin shop :-)

Anonymous said... [reply]

beautiful, beautiful muffins!! you are making me want to go on a muffin baking spree this weekend.... x

Chef Bee said... [reply]

I like the look of your muffins. Most bran muffins are so dry but yours look great.

Plan B

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss said... [reply]

These look incredible as always. :) Love the addition of the sunflower seeds!

Kristy Sayer-Jones @ Southern In Law said... [reply]

I loveee crunchy, chewy bran muffins! and these look perfect!
I think I really need to get baking.

Justine said... [reply]

I must have been living under a rock becasue I've missed ALL of your muffins posts! They look so good, too! Especially the pumpkin muffins. :)

alex (spoonful of sugar free) said... [reply]

Another beautiful Muffin recipe :) I'm going to keep calling you the muffin queen until I see a post that Doesn't involve muffins (hehe-I love your muffins, though, so I hope I never see a post like that!)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I agree with Nina - you should totally put together a muffin recipe book!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

Wow - that looks like another muffin winner in my book

Lori said... [reply]

Lucky, lucky people you have living with and around you... I love the pictures of all of these muffins! You worked hard on coming up with these recipes- I know it! And it shows! YUM. And you're even sharing them with us! You're the best. :)

Lee said... [reply]

cool, how is your yogurt classes going?

Anonymous said... [reply]

I always stayed away from bran muffin recipes ever since I made a batch that tasted like cardboard, I'm not even exaggerating!
These ones, however, look absolutely moist and flavourful!
:D YAY, I can't wait to try them!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Love, LOVE bran muffins...these look uuber good, with all the pineapple, raisins and seeds. You ought to get into the muffin business ;) Bookmarked!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Kelsey, how in the world am I supposed to decide which muffin recipe I should try first? This is a serious dilemma.

Megan D said... [reply]

Mmm I love that these have pineapple in them!! Loove bran muffs :)

Tehsina said... [reply]

Your muffins look OUTSTANDING! Mmm, I just want to eat all of your pictures! Haha

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said... [reply]

What do you do with these muffins every day? Do you guys just plow through them? Or do you go door to door with muffin baskets? I'm definitely picturing you delivering adorable muffin baskets to every person in town.

Walking thru Sunflowers said... [reply]

Is all i can say is amazing!!!!!!! I love the ingredients - i have to give them a try!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Tatianna said... [reply]

I think you should change your name to 'Muffin-making Squirrel'.. Hehe.

I am such a raisin-bran girl. Even before I ever considered what was healthy and what wasn't, it was one of my favourite muffin flavours. I think it's the molasses... you can't go wrong!
<3 Tat

Joanne said... [reply]

Have I mentioned that you are the queen of muffins? Because it's so true. I foresee a bakery in your future.

Simply Life said... [reply]

I am so impressed by all your muffins? You really need to open a bakery or sell your products to one!

Chelsea said... [reply]

I wish I had all those ingredients on hand so that I could make these right now!

Jessie said... [reply]

Beautiful muffins, Kelsey, as always! The pumpkin seeds on top are genius! When you open up a bakery, I'm going to be first in line ;)

Kath (Eating for Living) said... [reply]

Haha, you must be sitting on tons of muffins now! These look also very delish!

Anonymous said... [reply]

i love the idea of the seeds on top of bran muffins. yum yum!

i also really like what you said on my blog about utilizing local resources for things like moving and yardwork. it definately applies to that kind of stuff too but i just didn't realize it!

Unknown said... [reply]

wow, the muffins look FANTASTIC! looks like a lot of creative effort went into them. ENJOY.

it's almost the weekend, smile!

Krista said... [reply]

Oh, boy! Another amazing recipe a la Kelsey! And another I need to make! I have a quick ?? about the pumpkin millet ones....I have no millet! Can I use anything else? If not I will buy some so ?? #2...is the millet cooked or raw? Thanks hun! The ones today remind me of morning glory muffins which are one of my faves...

Biz said... [reply]

I haven't made muffins in ages - I am always reminded when I stop by your blog - they look delicious! :D

Hope you are having a great week Kelsey!

Kristen (swanky dietitian) said... [reply]

These muffins look delicious! I love the addition of pineapple. I have always been one to love really hearty muffins. These are right up my alley.

Tina said... [reply]

You are on a roll with all these fabulous muffins. They all look so great.

Anonymous said... [reply]

You are quite the muffin queen! :)
These look awesome!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Wow. Whoever is sharing these muffins with you are lucky people.

Angela (the diet book junkie) said... [reply]

seriously Kelsey, i'll be at the Vancouver airport sometime next month, perhaps you can deliver some of these bad-boys over?? :)

Rachael said... [reply]

I am making these. And the ones from yesterday. Thank you for indulging my need for muffin porn :)

Healthy. Happy. Well. said... [reply]

You and your muffins! They are all so amazing and unique! I love anything bran. It just screams healthy.

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