St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! So it’s a great excuse to make ALL the green recipes, including this one. Because I couldn’t let the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day go by without posting a GREEN baked oatmeal. Nope. No way. So let’s make some green baked oats for this festive occasion, shall we?
These cornbread muffins are heavily inspired by Minimalist Baker’s gluten-free cornbread. However, I love cornbread in muffin form, prefer coconut sugar over cane, and don’t use oil when I bake. Which means I changed it up a bit and absolutely LOVE it. Even my nonevegan/non-GF parents love these muffins! So, if you’re interested–even if you’re not vegan or gluten-free!–you should check this recipe out. The end result is worth working with the aquafaba, in my opinion.
I love making them when Husband makes a big batch of chili, but they’re also a great breakfast, snack, or dessert. They’re super impressive though. The pickiest of eaters in my family love them, and if they do, most people will. So give these a shot. They’re so yummy!
Let me know if you try this recipe! Rate it, comment below, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. Happy eating!
- 3/4 unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup aquafaba
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar*
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 cup + 1 tbsp gluten-free flour
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp fine cornmeal
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt (pink Himalayan recommended)
- 1/3 cup applesauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and ready your cupcake/muffin tins. I have silicone muffin cups, so I don't use nonstick spray or parchment paper, but feel free to do so. Alternatively, you can bake these in a 8x8 pan** instead.
Add non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar to a small bowl and set aside.
Pour aquafaba into a medium mixing bowl and beat with mixer until small peaks form. Add sugar a little at a time and keep beating until it's glossy and firmer peaks form. Then set aside.
Mix dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
To the dry ingredients, add the milk/vinegar mixture and the applesauce and stir to combine. Then add the aquafaba/sugar mixture and gently mix until combined.
Add batter to prepared muffin tins and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool slightly and then enjoy!
*Or you can use 1/2 cup cane sugar (total) for a more traditional cornbread muffin and leave the coconut sugar out.
**For an 8x8, bake for 25-35 minutes.
**Inspired by Minimalist Baker.
2 1/2 lbs medium yams, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
1 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp 100% orange juice
3 tbsp vegan butter, melted
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
2. Arrange yams in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Season evenly with salt. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, vegan butter, and maple syrup. Whisk to blend.
4. Pour orange juice mixture over yams and stir/toss to coat.
5. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cinnamon and nutmeg.
6. Bake yams, stirring occasionally, for 50 to 60 minutes or until fork tender.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb green beans, trimmed (about 4 cups)
1 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add green beans and garlic. Season with salt; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes.
3. Add water; cook, covered, for 2 minutes.
4. Remove lid; cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until water evaporates.
5. Add lemon juice. Serve immediately.
1 cauliflower head, cut into florets
1 broccoli head, cut into florets
(optional) Pinch pink Himalayan salt
1 1/2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk
1/2 cup shredded vegan cheddar cheese
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup gluten-free panko bread crumbs
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 C) and ready a .
2. Place cauliflower on baking sheet that has been lightly coated with spray and season with salt if desired.
4. Bake for 24 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
5. While cauliflower is cooking, bring almond milk to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low.
6. Add cheese, pumpkin, and mustard and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until well blended.
7. Add cauliflower and mix well.
8. Pour cauliflower mixture into 13x9x2-inch casserole dish that has been lightly coated with spray.
9. Top with bread crumbs.
10. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
9″ pie crust
1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 C).
2. Combine milk, vanilla extract, and ground flaxseed in blender, mix and let stand for 15 minutes.
3. Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Then pour into crust.
4. Bake for 10 minutes. Then reduce oven to 325 degrees F (162 C) for 60 minutes or until filling is set.
5. Let cool and then refrigerate overnight.
Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.
It’s a holiday weekend here in the US, and holiday weekends used to mean lots of food. They still do, but the food has changed. Where we used to eat burgers with buns, potato and pasta salads, and corn from a can with root beer, we now apparently make vegan burgers, big green salads, and homemade salsa with sun tea. Then we finish it all off with raw food brownies. I’m so impressed with the changes my family has made. They did make ribs and steak, but they also are willing to try new things so they can incorporate more health into their lives. While I made smarter choices today, I obviously could have had a healthier day. Today is not necessarily a day you want to model a whole foods diet from, but it could have been worse. Easily.
- Smoothie (1/2 of 6 RIPE bananas, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 C coconut water, 2 tsp cinnamon, ice)
- Husband had the other half. YUM. Will add cinnamon more often!
- I large Granny Smith apple
- 4.5 oz blueberries
- Corn tortilla chips and homemade salsa
- Homemade potato chips
- MORE vegan lentil burgers! Nommm. (and ketchup)
- 2 raw brownies