Sunday, June 7, 2009

Meatless Monday: Apple-Walnut Corn Muffins!

Hope you're all having divalicious weekends! Earlier this week, I blogged about the health benefits of walnuts, so today I'm bringing a delicious, healthy recipe. I love the combination of the apples and walnuts baked into the cornbread - it's positively mouth-watering! As promised, this is another meat-free recipe. Make a batch of muffins on Sunday and enjoy them through the week for breakfast, or serve them with dinner.

Domestic Diva's Vegan Apple & Walnut Corn Muffins

Makes 8-10 small muffins

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour (I used a spelt flour)
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup rice or soy milk
1/4 cup canola oil or olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 apple, diced
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients (vanilla, rice milk, oil) and whisk together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring to combine, but be careful not to over beat the mixture. Add the apples and walnuts and mix them into the batter.

Oil a muffin tin and then spoon the mixture into it, filling each spot. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown. Enjoy!