Dottie's Friday Favorites: A Fantastic Fall Recipe
Hi, guys! Dottie here. Welcome to Friday Favorites with Dottie. Today I want to tell you guys about my new all-time favorite fall recipe. You ready? VEGAN PUMPKIN MUFFINS. I promise they’re much better than they sound. “Vegan” can be a scary word for some; but it just means that the recipe isn’t made with any animal product. I mean, that would practically be cannibalism. Anyways, I made them last night with Momma Dot, and boy did we have quite the feast. Let me give you the recipe. Grab a pencil and write this down quickly!
1 Cup of Pumpkin Puree
½ Cup of Silk Original Almond Milk
¾ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
1 ¾ Cups of Flour
½ Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
½ Cup of White sugar
½ Cup Olive Oil
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, find a mixing bowl and combine the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in the bowl. Make sure it’s mixed together well before you do the next step! After your flour mixture is evenly mixed, stir in your pureed pumpkin, vanilla, almond milk, and olive oil. Voila! You have vegan pumpkin mix! After you’ve got your mixture, find the nearest muffin pan and line it with cupcake liners. I prefer maroon and orange ones, but I could be biased. Fill the liners about 2/3 of the way full. Then, if you’re feeling sassy like me, sprinkle ¼ of a teaspoon of brown sugar on each muffin, along with some almond flakes. Put those bad boys in the oven and bake them for 16-20 minutes. To make sure your muffins are done, stick them with a toothpick. If they come out clean, you’re all set. Let your muffins cool for a bit and then dig in.
Personally, Momma and I couldn’t wait for them to cool, so we ate them immediately. I did burn a few feathers, but overall, it was the best decision ever. Eating those muffins while they were still warm was pure bliss. And, wanna know the best part? They’re pretty healthy! So you don’t have to worry about eating one, or two, or the whole plate… Eat muffin is about 180 calories each, and the recipe claims to make only 14 muffins. However, we made the muffins a little smaller so we could feel like we were eating more!
If you want a quick and easy recipe to make with your family, or if you’re having a sweet-tooth attack, whip up these cute little muffins and all your cravings will be satisfied. They’re definitely my new favorite fall recipe. That’s all for today. Stay warm, Hokies.
Until next time.