Marvellous Mango Muffins

The problem with having many hobbies is that inevitably, one hobby starts to suffer at the hands of another. Case in point: my last post was AGES ago. Though I have been cooking and concocting, I’ve been spending most of my non-cooking time on my new Etsy site: Mademoiselle Gustave. But after I made these muffins this morning I had to take the time to share the recipe. They’re easy, quick and lovely for a Sunday morning. I’d suggest Annie Lennox’s Diva album for this batch; it’s a perfect blend of slow, swaying melodies and bouncy, sing-into-your-stirring-spoon tunes. Get to it!

Mango marvelosity. Definition: the state of discovering that you love fresh mangoes after thinking that you hated them for years. Wonders will never cease.
Mango marvelosity. Definition: the state of discovering that you love fresh mangoes after thinking that you hated them for years. Wonders will never cease.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups organic sugar cane
  • 1/2 cups EarthBalance butter
  • 2 tsp egg replacer, mixed with 4 tbsp warm water
  • 4 tsp lemon juice (equivalent to 1 lemon, zested and juiced)
  • 3 cups flour (all-purpose cut with some whole wheat or 1.5 cups coconut flour + 1.5 cups sorghum flour for you fabulous gluten-free folks)
  • 1 fresh mango, cut into little bits (if you don’t have a mango, 3/4 cups of chopped strawberries or blueberries will do just fine)
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 cups almond, coconut or soy milk

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line or lightly oil 12 extra large muffin tins (or probably 24 regular muffin tins). In a large bowl, cream together the sugar, butter, egg replacer and lemon juice. Add the flour, baking powder, sea salt and milk. Stir to combine, then add the bits of mango. Try not to over-mix it lest it becomes gummy. Spoon into the muffin tins and bake for about 20-35 minutes (depending on the size of your muffin tins), or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let them cool in the tins, then feast!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nyka Alexander says:

    These look lovely. I feel like reverse-engineering them into a non-vegan version. 😉 Nyka

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    1. lil' vegan says:

      Heheh the heart wants what the heart wants… But give the original a try first. I think you’ll be surprised at how light and fluffy they are (the regular version… The gf version is a little denser).

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