These delightful muffins include a secret St. Patrick’s Day fruit in honor of the day: zucchini! A sensational squash, zucchini has only 20 calories per 1 cup serving and is a good source of fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C. Feeling decadent? Top them with Cinnamon Crumb Topping.
2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. nutmeg
½ cup sugar
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
¼ cup smooth applesauce
1¼ cup shredded zucchini, packed
1 Tbs. lemon zest
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbs. agave nectar or maple syrup
1¼ cups fat-free soymilk or other non-dairy milk
Preheat oven to 400 F; lightly oil a muffin pan or line with paper.
In large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, sugar, raisins, and walnuts.
In medium bowl, combine wet ingredients: applesauce, zucchini, lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup, and soymilk.
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until combined Do not over-stir; batter will be heavy.
Spoon into muffin pan, dividing batter equally among cups; bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
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According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, “Part of the value of a low-fat, plant-based diet is that it is very low in saturated fat—that is, the kind of fat that is found especially in meats, dairy products, and tropical oils (coconut, palm, or palm kernel oil).”
“This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!” sums up customers’ reaction to the first ever Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale held during April and May of 2009. Hundreds of groups and individuals from around the world participated in this fun fundraiser!
Meggie of Tempe, AZ is one young vegan who’s also a real smart cookie: She held bake sales six or more hours each day for five days! The then-15-year-old organized her bake sales in front of a farmers’ market, so she got really good traffic too. Without even pricing her goods – just asking for donations – she raised over $830, which she donated to charity! She even asked local businesses for matching donations. How’s that for promoting veganism, community involvement, and good business sense?!