Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Miraculous Vegan, Whole Wheat, Sugar-free, (almost) no fat muffins!

You MUST make these muffins right now. Actually, wait till you finish reading this post, and then make them. But you must, because they are that good. 
And they are good for you as well. 

Seriously, I don't get overly enthusiastic like this often (well, maybe I do). But these muffins are miraculous because they are very healthy and deelish

The recipe is a riff on one of Itaintmeatbabe's vegan oatmeal muffin recipes, but I modified it to make it much healthier. Basically, there is only 1 tablespoon of oil in the entire thing, no sugar whatsoever and it's half whole wheat. And I added a bunch of add-ins like yummy cranberries and walnuts. 

makes 8 muffins
1 cup of raisin bran cereal (or oats or All-bran or any bran-y cereal)
1 cup of soy milk
1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana

1 tablespoon oil
1 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup crushed walnuts
1/4 cup cranberries

Heat oven to 300° F (148° C). 

1. Combine the flax seed mixture with the cereal and allow to sit. 
2. Combine and sift the dry ingredients (don't worry if the whole wheat doesn't sift completely, just dump the remaining bits into the mixture). 
3. Mash the banana, milk and oil together. 
4. Add the banana mixture to the dry mixture, combine and fold in the cereal mixture. 
5. Sprinkle the crushed walnuts and cranberries over the mixture. 
6. Do not overmix (overmixing will result in a rough texture). 

Place by heaping spoonful into a pre-greased muffin tin or into muffin liners. 
Bake for 20 minutes until golden. 

Also, my sister thinks these will be great with a thick glob of almond butter, and I have to agree. 

Nutritional Info
for 1 muffin
Calories 175.7
Total fat 5.9 g
Sat fat .6 g
Sugars 7.3
Protein 4.6 g
Fiber 3.9 g
(The fat and sugar are from the cereal; there is no added sugar or fat) 


  1. i can vouch for these muffins by saying that they did taste delicious indeed. I would recommend eating one for breakfast with some almond butter, a drizzle of agave syrup and a cup of black coffee!


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