Melt In Your Mouth Vegan Corn Bread Muffins

Melt In Your Mouth Vegan Corn Bread Muffins

Well, hello there! Hope you guys are enjoying these rainy days. Sometimes one of the things we take for granted is the weather. I love how after a rainy day, it gets a little windy or “cold” (okay, don’t laugh… you know what I mean lol).

During rainy days, I love to cook comfort food for my family so for today I have for you these super moist, easy and delicious corn bread muffins. They are so good, you have to eat one and then HIDE the rest!

This is what you will need:

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cups of corn meal

1/2 cup of all purpose flour

1/2 cup of sugar

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/3 cup of vegan spread (optional)

1/2 cup (or more) of any plant based milk (or more)

PREPARATION

In a large bowl combine corn meal, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk everything thoroughly. Add the vegan spread at this point (if you are going to use it) and the milk. I used more than 1/2, almost close to a cup but it all depends on the quality of your cornmeal. The consistency you are looking for is like a cake batter.

Bake at medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes until golden. Be very careful with your oven’s temperature. You don’t want it too hot otherwise the muffins will burn very fast.

Let it cool completely before you remove them from the tins.

And here you have it! Ready to be enjoyed with a nice bowl of hot soup or chili.

Super yummy!

Vegan Chia Grissini – Secret Recipe Alert!

grissini

Hi guys, today I have a super easy Vegan recipe. As an Italian descendant, grissini (Italian thin and crispy breadsticks) was a favourite thing to eat growing up.

They are perfect to dunk into soup, dips or to eat on their own as a snack (if you wonder how they are inside, they’re hollow and crunchy). These are chia grissini but in my YouTube video, I also made a batch using dried herbs (oregano and parsley). They are super versatile so you can add practically anything, you can even make them spicy if you want.

Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

2 cups of all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of sugar

1 pack of yeast

2 tablespoons of olive oil (do not use any other)

1/2 cup of warm water

1/4 cup water (room temperature)

1 teaspoon of salt

Chia seeds

Dried herbs (oregano or parsley)

METHOD

In a large bowl add the flour, sugar and yeast. Mix everything well. Add the olive oil, warm water (1/2 cup) and combine everything until you get a rough dough (it will be dry). Set aside.

In a small cup, add the 1/4 cup of water and the salt, mix everything well with a small whisk. Add it to the rough dough. Please make sure you follow this step carefully otherwise if you add the salt directly to the dough it will kill the yeast and this is the reason why you need to dissolve the salt in water first before adding it to the dough.

Start kneading the dough carefully (add a little flour if the dough is too sticky, but don’t add plenty). At this point you want to add as many chia seeds as you want. You can also add dried herbs. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, approximately 8-10 minutes. Place the dough in a large greased bowl, cover and let it rest for 2 hours.

After it is done resting, carefully remove and divide the dough in small balls. Shape the grissini and place them carefully in a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400F (200C) for 10-12 minutes.

Hope you enjoy today’s recipe and remember: Just because you are going Vegan doesn’t mean you have to compromise taste!

Happy eating my friends! 🙂

Healthy Vegan Granola Bars (Sugar & Oil free!)

granolabars

Hi guys, the weekend is here! I hope you have a little extra time and you can try my recipe for granola bars, I hope you enjoy it!

INGREDIENTS

1 large pack of old-fashioned oats

3 or 4 ripe mashed bananas

2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Sultanas or raisins

Chopped peanuts or almonds

granolabars

METHOD

In a large bowl, add the mashed bananas, peanut butter, vanilla extract and mix everything well. Add the sultanas and chopped peanuts or almonds and combine everything well. Add half of the oats and mix everything. Then add the other half and continue mixing. Don’t be afraid to use your clean hands to combine everything, you want all the banana mixture to mix well with the oats.

In a greased baking sheet add half of the mixture and spread it all evenly. Use the bottom of a measuring cup or glass and flatten it all very carefully. You want it to be nice and smooth. Do the same with another baking sheet and the other half of the oat mixture.

Bake at 375F for approximately 25-30 minutes or until it is nice and brown. Turn off oven and let it cool inside. Once it is completely cool, remove from oven and cut them in squares or rectangles.

Enjoy!