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Vegan Broccoli Muffins

broccoli muffins 1Today marks day three of my vegan muffin roundup! On the cooling rack is a delicious surprise for all of you muffin traditionalists who think muffins only come in bran, blueberry and banana. Feast your eyes on Vegan Broccoli Muffins.

I, like other food writers, overuse (torture) the phrase “these are great with a bowl of soup or a green salad!” when speaking of savory quickbreads such as this. Sorry. But it’s true, these are. I’ve been known to crumble one of these warm lovelies right into a cup of minestrone (it’s a peasant soup kind of thing). Yet these are equally smashing as a savory start to your day. Kevin thinks broccoli for breakfast is whackadoodle, but I’ll win him over one of these days.

You can use frozen (thawed) or fresh  broccoli, so use what is most convenient for you. I have this crazy notion that quick breads should be quick, so the main thing is to keep it simple. That said, feel free to use almost any chopped fresh or frozen vegetables in place of the broccoli–think kale, Swiss chard, cauliflower, corn, eggplant, squash–that suits your fancy

I’ve thrown a handful of vegan cheese in here, too, but it is your call–the muffins are equally yummy without it. If you do opt for cheese, be sure to cut it into cubes instead of shredding. That way you get the bubbly bursting blobs of cheese that make any cheesy bread worthy of its name. By contrast, shredded cheese tends to disappear into the batter without delivering a noticeable, cheesy punch.

Yield: 12

Vegan Broccoli Muffins

Vegan Broccoli Muffins

Deep-colored broccoli seems like something new in these rich, satisfying muffins, enhanced with green onions and a hint of Dijon mustard.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2-1⁄4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vegan granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1-1⁄4 cups plain non-dairy milk (soy, almond, rice, hemp)
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/4 cups finely chopped broccoli
  • 3⁄4 cup chopped green onions (scallions)
  • 1 cup shredded vegan Cheddar-style cheese alternative (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper, foil or silicone liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, oil and mustard until well blended. Stir in broccoli, green onions and cheese (if using).
  4. Add the broccoli mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended.
  5. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer to the rack. Serve warm or let cool.

Notes

Broccoli-Buying Tip: When purchasing broccoli, look for compact, tightly closed florets and thin-skinned stems that are on the slender side. Avoid broccoli that is dried or cracked on the cut end or that has obviously woody stems, and leave behind any yellowing specimens. If it passes the visual inspection, take a whiff: broccoli should smell fresh, not strong and cabbage-like. Store it in a loose (unsealed) plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. It will keep for a few days, but you should use it as quickly as possible, before the florets start to deteriorate.

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Elvira

Monday 12th of July 2021

I absolutely love these. My son is allergic to eggs and so many muffins require an egg or two or are just plain awful and hard. This one is so good!! I

Camilla

Monday 12th of July 2021

That is such wonderful news, Elvira!

Stacy

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

These were so tasty!! I made these for my children's snack for school. Instead or regular olive oil I used chilli olive oil and instead of cheese I used 6 tbsp of nutritional yeast. It was a winner with all 5 of my children ranging in ages from 1 1/2 years to 10 years. This has been added to one of our go to recipes. Thank you x

Camilla

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

That is fantastic , Stacy--what a feat, pleasing all the children, go YOU! :) Flattered that this is new to your rotation of go-to recipes, thanks, Stacy :)

Tia'

Thursday 17th of March 2016

Hey, I made them yesterday (without the cheese) and I loved it. I brought some to friends and everyone really liked them! Great recipe. :D (I posted pictures on my blog: http://cakesandkuchen.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/vegan-broccoli-muffins/)

Camilla

Monday 16th of May 2016

Thanks, Tia!!! :)

Vegan Broccoli Muffins – Cakes and Kuchen

Thursday 17th of March 2016

[…] as said before, I was searching for a quick recipe and so looked online and followed this recipe from Power Hungry. I always have trouble following recipes because I need to convert everything […]

Marshall

Friday 8th of January 2016

Just made these for the first time. They came out amazing!!! Thanks for the great recipe!

Camilla

Friday 15th of January 2016

Wonderful! Thanks for posting, Marshall!

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