Vegan Get-Well Muffins

It’s well and truly winter in the Blue Mountains, and our whole family has been struck with the flu the last couple of weeks. First me, then Miss M, then Mark, and finally Mr. A fell ill as well. It sure sucks to be sick, but I count it lucky that by the time my little ones came down with a fever, I was reasonably recovered enough to look after them.

Today I felt even better, so I made these healthy muffins as a treat for my kids. For days, they have been just managing with milk, strawberries, and ice cream. It’s time I try to get them to eat something a little more food-like, I thought. These muffins are full of wholesome goodness, and accidentally vegan to boot. Well, I just couldn’t find any eggs in the fridge, so I went without, and they still came out wonderfully. 

Vegan fruit and veggie muffins

I threw all the ingredients together without following a recipe, but noted the amounts just in case the muffins came out well and I wanted to make them again. And they did! So, lucky for you and me, I have a winning recipe to share.


1/2 cup apple sauce (cooked and pureed apples with a tiny bit of sugar)

1/2 large carrot, grated

1/2 large ripe banana, mashed

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour

2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

How to make

1) Melt coconut oil in a small pan with olive oil.

2) Using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix grated carrots, apple sauce, mashed banana, maple syrup, and melted oils together. Add the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon and gently mix the whole thing together.

3) spoon the mixture into silicon moulds or paper muffin moulds. Top with slices of strawberries and bananas for decoration. 

4) Bake at 200C until baked – about 20 minutes or so.

This recipe makes about 9 small muffins. The cute silicon moulds are from IKEA. These muffins are not very sweet, but just sweet enough to feel like a special treat – or so I hope.


Vegan fruit and veggie muffins


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