Adventures In Veganism

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins!
October 28, 2008, 10:17 am
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Holy crap these are good! I stole the recipe from BunnyFoot, and modified it a bit. In my version, I put 3/4 cup of cranberries, an entire 14oz. can of pumpkin, and used less for cloves, and less for allspice. I have used this recipe twice now, and each time I got 18 medium sized muffins. Also, I bake mine at 375°C for about 25 minutes or so (when a toothpick comes put clean). The best thing about these muffins is how amazing they smell when making them!


Vegan Mofo – Better Late Than Never: Chewy Granola Bars
October 20, 2008, 6:06 pm
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Since I am a bit late in contributing to the Vegan Month of Food, I figure I should post as much as I can in the next eleven days. First up is a recipe for Chewy Granola Bars!

These granola bars are super simple and super yummy! I like to wrap them up individually for easy morning grabbing. Here is the recipe:

Chewy Granola Bars

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter (chunky works best)
  • 2 and 2/3 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 cup flour (whole wheat or all purpose)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg (optional, but good if you have it)
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • About 2 cups of your choosen mix-in (vegan chocolate chips, rasins, nuts, etc)

-Preheat oven to 350 °C, lightly grease a 9″X13″ baking pan and set aside
-Mix syrup and peanut butter – blend well
-Add the oats, flour, wheat germ, spices, and mix-in
-Once well blended, drop the mixture into a 9″X13″ baking pan
-Bake at 350 °C until top begins to brown, about 15-20 minutes
-Cut into your desired size while still warm

These bad boys save really well, especially when stored in an air-tight container.