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Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Breakfast might very well be the most important meal of the day, but some people just can't find the time for breakfast -- or don't feel like eating that early. These light, fluffy muffins are one solution: Packed full of ginger (and with an accompanying bite), you can make them and then stash them for mornings, nibbling as you go until they're gone. Tweaked from a recipe in The Joy of Vegan Baking, they're quick and easy (although there is a bit of prep involving ginger grating and lemon zesting, so don't say we didn't warn you).

See also: - Vegan banana walnut muffins for breakfast on Meatless Monday - Vegan blueberry muffins with lemon for a breakfast treat on Meatless Monday - Quinoa-cranberry muffins with almond flour for a protein-packed breakfast on Meatless Monday

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

You will need:

2 tablespoons egg replacement powder (or the equivalent of two eggs) 6 tablespoons water (or whatever the egg-replacement instructions say for two eggs) Ginger (enough to grate 1/4 cup) 1 large lemon 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour (heaping cups) 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup nondairy butter 1 cup nondairy milk (we used coconut)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Take your nondairy butter out of the fridge to let it soften while you prepare everything.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

1. Spray your muffin tin with oil or line it with baking cups.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

2. Zest your lemon.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Cut the zested lemon in half and squeeze out the juice.  

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

3. Peel the ginger.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Grate the ginger as finely as you can; you'll need 1/4 cup of it.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

4. Measure the egg replacement powder into a small bowl.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Add the water.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Whisk until creamy and smooth.  

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

5. Put the grated ginger and 1/2 cup of the sugar in a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

It won't take long before the sugar starts dissolving as the ginger releases liquid.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Perfect. Remove it from the heat and let it cool a little.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Add the lemon zest to the mixture.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Stir until everything's combined.  

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

6. Put the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl and whisk until thoroughly blended.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

7. Put the butter in a large bowl.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Use a mixer to beat until creamy.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar to the bowl.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Use the mixer to blend until thoroughly combined.  

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

8. Add the egg mixture.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Stir everything together.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

9. Add the coconut milk and lemon juice.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Stir.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

10. Add the ginger/sugar/lemon mixture from the saucepan.  

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Throw the blended dry ingredients on top.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Stir until everything is just combined.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

Let cool for a few minutes before transferring to baking racks to cool all the way.



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