There are some baking recipes that are a bit tricky to vegan-ise, and others that are so easy you wonder why they even contain eggs or dairy in the first place. These Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping are most definitely in the second category.
I’ve looked at a LOT of blueberry muffin recipes in researching this recipe, and a common theme seemed to be a batter made with quite a lot of buttermilk or yoghurt, and not very much egg at all. This was promising, as buttermilk is so easy to substitute with dairy-free yoghurt, and one egg divided between 8-9 muffins means its binding properties can’t be too crucial.
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Shrove Tuesday is fast approaching, so here’s a stack of sweet and fluffy pancakes which make a lovely treat for breakfast or brunch, (though they are so quick and easy to make there’s no need to save them just for special occasions!). The magic of these is the apple purée (or shop-bought apple sauce as I use for convenience) which makes a great egg replacer in all sorts of vegan recipes, as well as providing an apple-y sweetness to go with the blackberries here.
I know, blackberries aren’t in season any more, but as so many supermarkets are now selling frozen blackberries at very reasonable prices, (or you might have a freezer still stocked up from blackberry foraging in the autumn), thankfully we can enjoy these at any time of year.
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Breakfasts during Veganuary have often looked a bit like this, a concoction known as ‘Smorridge‘ in our house… a cross between a smoothie and porridge. The great thing about smorridge, (or an oaty smoothie bowl if you prefer), is that it has all the advantages of porridge, (keeping you full until lunchtime, lots of health benefits of eating oats regularly, oh and tasting awesome), but without the need for all that stirring and waiting… I’m not very good at either of those first thing in the morning. Continue reading “Recipe: Oaty Banana Smoothie Bowl”
A seven-course all-vegetarian tasting menu at a luxury spa hotel in the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest. Doesn’t that just sound like the perfect veggie weekend away? Continue reading “Recipe: Posh Brunch Egg on Toast”
When will I ever learn not to go shopping on an empty stomach. If you have tried Waitrose’s Seriously Chocolaty Triple Chocolate Crisp breakfast cereal you will know what I mean. I would never buy it for myself, you understand, but if we have guests staying overnight it is
a perfect excuse to buy some indulgent cereal the hospitable thing to do to get something naughty but nice in for breakfast. Continue reading “Recipe: Nutty Chocolate Granola”
I do love a nice cup of tea, and the delicate, citrussy Earl Grey is one of my favourites. These little fluffy Earl Grey buttermilk pancakes would be perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast or brunch. They are packed with tea-sozzled sultanas and pecan nuts, and absolutely must be served with a generous drizzle of honey. Continue reading “Recipe: Earl Grey Buttermilk Pancakes”