Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vegan raspberry banana muffins

Today Em and I celebrated Valentine's day by going to breakfast at a place we've never been to. It's called Bills and it was in the Rose Garden area of San Jose. I had Parisienne french toast (french toast made from a croissant) and sausage and eggs. It was super tasty! After that we went to Whole Foods and got ingredients for these muffins that Em wanted to make. I found the recipe a couple days ago and it appeals to her desire to eat more vegan. They turned out really good!
Vegan Raspberry Banana Muffins

1 c. organic silken tofu

2/3 c. Organic Maple Syrup

1/4 c. Canola Oil

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 small, ripe banana

2 c. organic unbleached flour

1/4 c. organic whole wheat flour

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 c. organic raspberries

1/3 c. slivered almonds (optional)

Preheat oven to 350° F. Place tofu, syrup, oil, vanilla and banana in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. In a separate bowl, sift together both flours, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Pour tofu mixture into the flour mixture and gently whisk together. Gently fold in raspberries and nuts (if using). Line a muffin pan with 12 unbleached muffin cups. Fill each cup about 2/3 full with batter. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden.

We didn't use the whole wheat flour, just regular ol' flour, and for the first batch we used pancake syrup rather than actual maple syrup. The second batch had real maple syrup and we added about 1/8 of a cup of sugar just to sweeten it a little. Both batches turned out great!

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