Muffin Monday – Vegan Granola Raisin Muffins

September 12, 2011 · 48 comments

Apparently 400 muffins was just not enough…..I had to come home and make 12 more!

With my fun new job, life is a bit busy.  If you didn’t see in my many tweets, facebook statuses, and just the many SQUEEEEEE sounds…..I received a job as  a Pastry Chef for a local restaurant here in Charlotte!!!!  Blogging will still happen, but some weeks may be harder then others.  Some blogs may be VERY short.

It is Monday, which means….Muffin Monday fun!

If you head over to BakerStreet, she shares all the lovely bloggers involved in Muffin Monday!  I love looking at how all the muffins come out, and how they decide to change up the recipe!

This week we made a healthy muffin.  So I decide to make it a vegan muffin.  So funny story…I almost put Greek yogurt in my vegan muffins….yes I need rest, silly me!

Vegan Granola Raisin Muffin

1 cup granola
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup sorghum molasses
1 banana mashed
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions –

In large mixing bowl – mix together almond milk, applesauce, sorghum molasses, mashed banana, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.

 

In separate bowl – mix together whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and granola.

 

Mix flour mixture with wet mixture, add in raisins, do not over mix batter.

 

Place muffin cups in muffin pan, fill batter all the way to top of muffin cup, it can over flow.  The batter does not rise much.

 

Note – The muffins are fun, full of flavor, but really dense.

 


Enjoy!

 

What is your favorite substitution you have made to a recipe?

 


Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

 

Hugs, Terra

 

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  • http://www.cookedwithluv.blogspot.com Alanecooke

    Those look delicious. Love the banana addition!  Congrats again on the new job! :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Hugs, Terra

  • Baker Street

    Congratulations on the new job Terra! I love how you adapted the recipe. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the Muffin Monday fun!!!  I love challenging myself with new muffins each week! Hugs, Terra

  • http://juniakk.blogspot.com Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    terra!! love the vegan recipe here! you are becoming a true #healthybaker :D hope you are enjoying the new job! i haven’t been on twitter much either b/c i started working this past week too. have a fabulous week!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much Junia! I am having so much fun making vegan recipes, I love the flavors, the challenge, just fun! I haven’t been on twitter and FB much either, life gets crazy:-p  Hope your work is going well! Hugs, Terra

  • http://poetinthepantry.com Carrie

    Congratulations on the new job! You are amazing–you make 400 muffins for work then come home and make a dozen more? :) This recipe adapts really well to a vegan one. Nice job!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      This recipe really did adapt well, I never know what to expect:-)  Thank you so much for the lovely comment! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shulie-Foodwanderings/100002089371605 Shulie Foodwanderings

    OMGoodness Terra, coconut oil, almond milk and raisins?! YUM!! I was just telling An I was planning on making everything granola this weekend but time flew by and I never ended up making anything granola. You guys need to send me a care package. pretty please?! :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I think a care package should definitely happen! The muffins were pretty fun too make:-) Thank you so much for the sweet comment! Hugs, Terra

  • http://sliceofmylyfe.wordpress.com/ Anita Menon

    congrats on your new job as a pastry chef! 
    The granola muffins look so yummy

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Hugs, Terra

  • Maya

    Your vegan version looks just as decadent as our non-vegan ones! Love all your substitutions, I’m sure going try making muffins your way in the near future :-). Many congrats on your new job!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment!!! Have fun creating a fun muffin, it is fun to change them up a bit:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/chefpandita Yuri

    Congrats on your new job, Terra! That was my first and only job at restaurants too: pastry chef. Hope you have fun and learn a lot :) I love how you veganized this recipe, your muffin look delicious. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much Yuri! I am so excited to get all the experience, it is going to be amazing! The muffins are full of flavor, and so fun:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.queensnotebook.com Elizabeth of QueensNotebook

    Oh these look so good, Terra ! Have to restrain myself from biting the computer screen ! It’s always wonderful to bake along with you. Have a great week! Hugs!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! Don’t bite the screen, just go enjoy your amazing creation! Love baking with you too! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com Yummychunklet

    Great vegan version!

  • http://www.3greenonions.com Elena @3greenOnions

    Yes, because it wasn’t enough that everyone made their own granola, you had to go vegan?:) and make me feel even more guilty?:)) lol:)) kidding, of course:) Congrats again on your new job!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You are cracking me up Elena!!! I love to challenge myself too much I guess.  The recipe was a success I guess, my friend loved them:-) Thank you so much for the sweet comment! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/SBayRantsnRaves SouthBay RantsnRaves

    This is probably the healthiest of the bunch! It really looks like something out of a magazine. Nice job on the presentation & since you got the new gig, I’ll trust that they were tasty too :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I love trying to make recipes healthy, then you can eat more, LOL! Thank you for the beautiful comment! I was told today the muffins were amazing, so recipe is definitely a keeper:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://christinespantry.blogspot.com Christine

    I’m glad you found a job and like it.  Great muffins.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment! Hugs, Terra

  • http://whenadobometfeijoada.blogspot.com carolineadobo

    Wow congratulations on your new job, how very exciting. Great job making these muffins vegan :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!!! I am still on cloud nine, I am so excited:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Stay-At-Home-Chef

    First of all; CONGRATS on the new job! How exciting :) I admire how you adapted the recipe into a vegan alternative…I was kinda nervous about trying a gluten-free version but they turned out as well!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!!! You gluten free muffins were gorgeous! I love trying to change the muffin recipes, it is so fun:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Liz

    How exciting!!! Congrats on the new job…I’m so impressed!!! Great muffins, too~I wish I had a couple here for my breakfast tomorrow :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!!! I am having so much fun at my job, still on cloud nine:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/chowandchatter RebeccaSubbiah RD

    congrats on the new job thrilled for you :-) tell us more 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much Rebecca!  I will have to plan a trip to Winston-Salem, and we can meet at Ollie’s my new love, LOL! I will fill you in on the job over pastries:-) Love and Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.bonacroquer.com Valerie Dubard

    I especially liked your comment haha And I would give you my napkins if you want ;) I am sooo happy for you and your knew job!! A pastry chef! Wow, It sounds amazing! Hope one day I’ll just have the same opportunity! This afternoon I have my 1st day of class!! I’m soo excited!!

    Hugs!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much my friend! “Dream Big” is the moto I follow, and it is working! You will rock it someday soon! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/VeganTriangle Vegan Triangle

    A great breakfast muffin, too! Congrats on your new job!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!!!! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/thedailypalette The Daily Palette

    Terra, congratulations on becoming a pastry chef in Charlotte!  I can only imagine working with what we enjoy most [FOOD]!  I thought BANANA would be perfect for this recipe and YOU agree!  I have yet to bake something vegan ;-).

  • http://whatsheshaving.com Lynn

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! 
    These muffins look wonderful :)

  • http://www.eastewart.com/blog EA Stewart

    Glad you caught yourself before you added Greek yogurt to your vegan muffins :-)  Although that would have been pretty tasty too!  So happy for you and your new job as Pastry Chef! xoxoxo

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  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    These muffins were super yum!!!!!!!  Thank you so much for sharing some with me :)

  • http://getskinnygovegan.blogspot.com GetSkinny GoVegan

    Glad to see so many muffins!  They were a staple when I was young & I just don’t bother to make them anymore-but I think I am inspired now!

  • a spoonful of yumm

    i love some of the ingredients you’ve used like coconut oil, banana & granola :D looks very delish ! 

  • Liz

    Where do you get your energy???  Can you share some with me?  What great muffins…and a delicious way to start the day :)

  • Liz

    Where do you get your energy???  Can you share some with me?  What great muffins…and a delicious way to start the day :)

  • http://comowater.com Tiffany

    Can’t believe how much height you got with these vegan muffins! IMPRESSIVE! :D Hugs!!!

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