Vegan Broccoli Cheese Muffins – fluffy and cheesy – this fun recipe hides a whole tree of broccoli inside – tasty golden muffins with a fun veggie surprise!
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Muffins
Hello, muffin – what’s that you’re hiding?
Under your cheesy crispy exterior, inside your fluffy buttery crumb, I spy a hidden broccoli tree!
When I made pepperoni chili, I wanted to pair it with a muffin. I knew from the tastes as it simmered all day that this chili was going to be epic – I needed an equally knock your socks off muffin to accompany it.
This fun kid friendly recipe I found is epic, this I guarantee.
The flavor is buttery and cheesy and if comfort was a flavor, I’d say that too.
These are crispy yet soft, light yet substantial. The extra fun is a full tree of broccoli inside each muffin – always a popular trick.
and then make these muffins as soon as it is possible.
- 2 tablespoons fresh ground flax seed
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 cup cashew milk
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup vegan cheese, grated
- 1/3 cup vegan butter, melted
- 10-12 small broccoli trees, stem trimmed to fit inside muffin
- Preheat oven to 350 °F. Spray a 12 muffin tin or line with muffin cups.
- Combine flax and water, set aside to thicken.
- In small bowl, whisk together cashew milk and apple cider vinegar - this is a dairy free buttermilk alternative. Set aside.
- In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and grated cheese. Add flax mixture, cashew milk mixture, and (cooled) melted butter - stirring just to combine.
- Spoon batter into muffin tins, filling about half way. Add one tree broccoli to each muffin tin, adding more batter to cover.
- Bake at 350 °F for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
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- Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Flaxseed, 24 Ounce
- Unsweetened Cashew Milk - 32 Fluid Ounces
- Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, 16 Ounce (1 pack)
- Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour, 22-ounce
- Bob's Red Mill Organic Medium Grind Cornmeal, 24 Oz (4 Pack)
- 365 Everyday Value, Baking Powder, 10 Ounce
Serving Size:one muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g
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