Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks Veganomicon. In honor of the First Day of Fall, I thought it was time to spice up the morning with some apple + bran :).
Makes 12 muffins or 1 loaf
- 3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup + 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp sugar (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups spelt flour (or another whole wheat flour)
- 3/4 cup oat bran
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 350F and lightly grease a loaf pan or a muffin tin. In a large bowl, whisk together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar and allow it to rest for 1 minute to curdle.
Add the applesauce, and sugar, and whisk to completely incorporate them. In a separate smaller bowl, sift together the flour, oat bran, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet; stir only to moisten and don’t overmix. Fold in the raisins.
Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf/muffin comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to complete cooling.