Apple and banana cupcakes

Vegan and gluten free

The texture is really good and these are so easy.

Ingredients

  • 115g/half cup dairy free butter
  • 250g/2 cups gluten free self raising flour (sieved)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g/half cup caster sugar
  • 60ml/4 tbsp dairy free milk
  • 1 banana – well ripe and mashed
  • 1 eating apple – grated

Method 

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add flour and baking powder.
  • Once combined add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Spoon into bun. Should make 12 muffins.
  • Baked at 180C for 20 minutes

Alternatives

  • Replace apple with cup of raspberries /strawberries/blueberries
  • If you are using cooking apples, you’ll need to increase sugar.
  • Replace 30g flour with 30g of cocoa powder
  • Add cup of chocolate chips

Stork margarine is vegan and gluten free. Great for baking.

Stork margarine

Moist apple muffins

****Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free ***

Really moist buns

** Ingredients **

1 cooking apple – finely chopped

30ml/2 tblsp golden syrup/maple syrup/honey

80ml/third of a cup of milk (any alternative milk)

60ml/quarter cup of any flavourless oil

125ml/half cup yogurt

180g/1&half cup self raising gluten free flour

1 tsp baking powder

** Method **

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Whisk the syrup, milk, oil and yogurt together. (This is an important step)
  • Add to the flour and baking powder.
  • Mix well but don’t over mix.
  • Fold in the fruit.
  • Get into oven as quickly as possible.
  • Put in bun cases, should make 10 muffins and bake for 20 minutes.

Alternatives
– Add 50g strawberries

– Add 50g blueberries

– Add 50g dairy free chocolate

– Add 50g grated carrot

– Replace 50g of the flour with cocoa powder

Golden syrup
A question regularly asked is what is golden syrup? The following information is taken directly from Wikipedia.
Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey and is often used as a substitute where honey is unavailable or prohibitively expensive.
It is not to be confused with amber corn syrup or amber refined sugar. Regular molasses, or dark treacle, has both a richer colour and a strong, distinctive flavour.
A common brand used is Lyle Golden Syrup.

Spinach yogurt muffins

Vegan and gluten free muffins

Ingredients

270g gluten free self-raising flour

1 tbsp baking powder

Half tsp baking soda

Half tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt

4 cups of spinach

100g caster sugar

50g brown sugar

120ml milk (I used rice milk)

60ml flavourless oil (sunflower oil, vegetable oil, rapeseed oil, corn oil)

125ml Vegan yogurt

1 tsp cider vinegar

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degree celcuis.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together (dry mix)
  • In blender add spinach, sugar, milk, oil and yogurt together (wet mix).
  • Add wet mix to dry mix and cider vinegar and mix well.
  • Put into muffin cases and put into oven as quickly as possible.
  • Bake for 22/25 minutes.

Blueberry muffins

Really moist muffins

***dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free blueberry muffins****

*** Ingredients ***

100ml golden syrup
80ml milk (any alternative milk)
60ml oil
125ml yogurt (I use coconut based yogurt)
180g self raising gluten free flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g blueberries

** Method **

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Whisk the golden syrup, milk, oil and yogurt together.
  • Add to the flour and baking powder.
  • Mix well and fold in blueberries.
  • Put in bun cases and bake for 18/20 minutes. The recipe makes 10 muffins.

Lemon muffins

Lemon muffins.

*** Simple lemon buns ***
Dairy free, egg free and gluten free
Ingredients
200g self raising gluten free flour

1 tsp baking powder

100g sugar

50ml sunflower oil

100ml milk (any alternative milk)

15ml golden syrup

100ml lemon juice

Method
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Sieve flour and baking soda together. Add the sugar.
  • In another bowl whisk the milk, oil, vanilla, syrup and lemon juice together. (this is really important). The milk might look curdled but that’s OK.
  • Add the liquid to dry ingredients and mix well but don’t over mix. Put in bun cases immediately and get them into the oven as quick as possible.
  • Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 20 minutes.

Simple Raspberry muffins

*** Simple raspberry muffins ***

Dairy free, egg free and gluten free

Ingredients

250g self raising flour (I use Aldi gluten free self raising flour)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

125g sugar

60ml flavourless oil (sunflower, vegetable, rapeseed oil, corn oil)

200ml milk (any alternative milk)

20ml golden syrup 

40g raspberries

Method
• Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
• Sieve flour and baking soda together. Add the sugar.
• In another bowl whisk the milk, oil, vanilla, syrup and apple cider vinegar together. (this is really important)
• Add the liquid ingredients and the raspberries to the dry ingredients and mix well but don’t over mix. Immediately put in muffin cases and get into the oven ASAP. This important as you want the cider to react with baking soda in the oven so they will rise.
• Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15/18 minutes.

Alternatives to raspberries

  • 50g blueberries
  • 50g dairy free chocolate chips
  • 50g raisins
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Grated apple

 

Golden syrup

A question regularly asked is what is golden syrup? The following information is taken directly from Wikipedia.

Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey and is often used as a substitute where honey is unavailable or prohibitively expensive.

It is not to be confused with amber corn syrup or amber refined sugar. Regular molasses, or dark treacle, has both a richer colour and a strong, distinctive flavour.

 A common brand used is Lyle Golden Syrup.