not-mystery not-meat and a recipe

29 Apr

There is food being cooked! I haven’t had much to post lately because, frankly, we’ve been eating terribly boring food. But I’ve been trying to mix it up a little bit, plus bring back some classics.


Ooh, surprise, surprise, quinoa! I never could have guessed! Well, I never said it would be thrilling. 🙂 I will admit to being a quinoa addict as of late and the 4 lb bag of organic quinoa I picked up at Costco last week for $8 is going to keep the love alive. I sauteed some chickpeas and mixed them with 1 1/2 smashed heads of roasted garlic. Some snap peas and sweet potato on the side and I called it a meal.


This may not look like much, but wow have these sandwiches been hitting the spot! Tofurky slices with mustard, baby greens and pickles on Dave’s Killer Bread… yum! We haven’t been keeping bread in the house for the past few months because we normally only use it for toast and in the winter we default to oatmeal mode, but I just can’t say no to a loaf of Dave’s. Sometimes revisiting those nostalgic foods really satisfies and this is one of them.

A week ago I went to work in a short sleeved shirt, with no jacket, and we took the duvet off our bed, foolishly thinking spring is here. Today it was 45 and raining, much like the past week. With my spring cheer hiding underneath the bed, I fell back into some fall comfort food.


Real Food Daily tempeh meatloaf with mashed potatoes and some broccolini. I loved the ingredients in the meatloaf (tempeh, a little gluten, miso, fresh veggies) but I’m just not a meatloaf kind of gal, even in vegan form. Jim LOVES meatloaf and was deliriously happy to come home to this dinner. I haven’t heard that much lip-smacking come out of the boy in awhile. I wasn’t too big on the texture, it reminded me of stuffing, although the flavor was awesome. Next time I may add a little more gluten to make the texture firmer and a splash of liquid smoke.

I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback, from observers and tasters, on the French Toast Muffins from my upcoming cookbook. And I have to admit, they are one of my favorites, so I wanted to give a sneak peek and share the recipe with you. Not having handheld French toast is no way to live.

French Toast Muffins- 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes

French Toast Muffins- 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes

French Toast Muffins

Prep time before baking: 20 minutes

2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teas. baking powder
1/8 teas. salt
1 teas. cinnamon
1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. yogurt (equivalent to 1- 6 oz. container of soy yogurt)
1 1/2 teas. maple extract
1/2 teas. vanilla
cinnamon and powered sugar to dust tops of muffins

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease with margarine or oil, or line with paper liners, 6 jumbo or 12 regular sized muffin cups.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, mix together the milk, oil, yogurt, maple extract and vanilla to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 2 batches until just mixed.

Fill each muffin tin to just just below full. Bake for 18-20 minutes for regular sized muffins or 25-30 for jumbo muffins until lightly golden and a tooth pick comes out clean. Remove muffins from oven and let cool completely before removing from tin. Sift powdered sugar and cinnamon on top of each muffin. Store leftover muffins covered at room temperature.

Yields: 12 regular sized or 6 jumbo muffins

*For extra maple goodness, combine 1 tbsp. of maple syrup with 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar and glaze the tops of the muffins with the maple topping before sifting on the cinnamon and powdered sugar.

With some fresh, spring berries on the side and washed down with a big glass of almond milk- now that’s what I call breakfast! Yum!

16 Responses to “not-mystery not-meat and a recipe”

  1. Recipe man at 9:34 pm #

    YUM! i love muffins
    this looks great!

  2. DJ Karma at 10:18 pm #

    I think quinoa IS thrilling! 😉 I tried to make a meatloaf out of tempeh (my 2nd attempt at liking tempeh), but just can’t get over the bitter after taste- boiled it first and everything. Oh,well! Those muffins do look good!

    • Kris at 9:47 am #

      My favorite way to eat tempeh is lightly steamed, then slathered with BBQ and eaten on a sandwich. The first few times I tried it, I didn’t like it at all, but then out of no where I started craving it and now I just love it.

  3. Nora at 11:55 pm #

    ah french toast muffins! you should call them fruffins! gosh i want one!

  4. Shelby at 2:51 am #

    French Toast Muffins?!?! NEED. ONE. NOW.

  5. Ricki at 3:38 am #

    Those muffins sound spectacular. And glad I already have RFD–will try that loaf!

  6. jumbleberryjam at 4:48 am #

    Thank you for the NOMlicious recipe!! Can’t wait to try this weekend…

  7. Those muffins are brilliant!

  8. JENNA at 9:33 am #

    French Toast Muffins!!! Those are just the thing to cure my craving for the non-vegan french toast bagels I’ve been wanting so so bad!

  9. shellyfish at 11:01 am #

    Ohhh…French Toast Muffins…if I’m lucky I’ll make these this weekend!

  10. Vaala at 8:59 pm #

    You may not think they are the most exciting meals but they sure look delicious. Basic (to me anyway) = delicious.

  11. Vegetation at 2:52 am #

    French Toast Muffins sound amazing! I’ll have to be baking these very soon I thinks!

  12. Melisser at 3:44 am #

    We are quinoa addicts, but what I really want is French Toast muffins!

  13. feliz at 4:38 am #

    I LOVE muffins. I am going to try to make them with a substitue for sugar ( i can’t have it ) I will let you know how it went. Thanks for your post!


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