Sept. 5, 2011
Today we have a guest post by Nicky from The Kabocha Fashionista. Nicky is a vegan studying abroad in the UK, and she takes gorgeous photos. Check out the pictures below!
Anyone who reads my blog knows that I have a huge sweet tooth and am constantly baking new recipes. I just had to make Lindsay’s dessert recipes as soon as I discovered her blog as they are vegan, healthy and sounded so yum! I decided to try out my favorite type of desserts first: muffins!
Pumpkin Bread from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook (p. 52)
Despite it not being fall yet, my all-time favorite flavors are from fall: pumpkin, squash, apples, cranberries..so I thought, ‘Hey I can pretend, right?!’ I adapted this recipe to make muffins because I live on my own so the individual portions are easier for me to put in my freezer so that I don’t waste any delicious food! I also changed parts of the recipe: I used ½ cup brown sugar and ½ cup maple syrup and I upped the spices by adding a tsp of cinnamon, ½ tsp nutmeg and ¼ tsp ginger because I’m a spicy girl! The smell of them baking was simply mouth-watering and not to mention the taste. My absolute favorite muffin of all time!
‘Single-serving Blueberry Muffin’ from the Happy Herbivore blog
I just had to try this one! Blueberries are my favorite fruit and with them being in season at the moment, this recipe appealed even more. What was also a bonus for me, was that it was a single serving which is useful as I’m living on my own so everything I make, I eat and when it comes to baking, that normally means making batches and putting them in the freezer. It was so good to have a recipe that was just meant for one so that I could save my precious freezer space. The muffin was absolutely delicious, just hit the spot for my sweet tooth!
‘Zucchini Muffins’ from the Happy Herbivore blog
I must admit, this is the muffin that I was most skeptical about. I don’t actually like zucchini all that much and couldn’t imagine it in a muffin. But I thought, ‘Carrots work, so why can’t another vegetable?’ I was very impressed – they tasted sweet with the slight zing from the lemon and you definitely wouldn’t have thought that they had a vegetable in there and were so healthy! My dislike of zucchini has definitely changed for the better. (HH note: There's also a chocolate version of this recipe if you want to ease into the hidden vegetable desserts!)
Thanks for guest posting, Nicky!