Walnut Coffee Muffins

How about a muffin?

Last week my mind convinded me that I needed another cookbook. I had been thinking about new muffin recipes all week, but I was a bit uninspired. So when I spottet the German version of this book it was very clear to me that I had to buy it. Despite the fact that all recipes are dairy based and call for 2 large eggs each. Despite the fact that the book features many flavour combinations that I (and you) have aready heard about (rum raisin, lemon-poppy seed, chocolate chip, coconut cherry, etc.). Despite the fact that a huge part of the savoury muffins in the book call for meat, fish and/or cheese. I wanted the book because it was cheap, featured one basic recipe with many, many variations and because I spottet some flavour combinations that still sounded new and interesting.

I tried a recipe from the book on the same day. The “Haselnuss-Mocca-Muffins” (hazelnut-mocha muffins) called only for a couple of ingredients and I had most of them at home. I didn’t have one of the main ingredients, though: no hazelnuts in my cupboard. But there were walnuts. And to me they sounded great with coffee, too. I also cut out the eggs, some fat, added more coffee than the recipe called for, added more sugar,…and the list goes on. Oh, yes, and I halved the recipe. So here’s my version. This muffin is not of the adventurous and exotic kind. It is very simple and straightforward, which makes it great as a snack and with some jam on top. And did I mention it is delicious?

Walnut-Coffee Muffins (makes 6)

2 T instant coffee granules
4 T water, hot
1 T ground flax seed
7 T soy milk
2 t rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
1 cup + 3 T whole spelt flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
6 T sugar
2 T vegetable oil
2 T apple sauce

1/2 cup shelled walnuts, measured and then chopped

oil for greasing the pan

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin tin for 6 muffins and set aside.

In a small bowl mix coffee powder and water. Let cool a bit and add flax seed. In a second bowl mix soy milk and rice vinegar. Let stand for about 5 minutes, when the mixture should have thickened notably.

Mix all the dry ingredients, add vegetable oil, apple sauce, coffee-flax mixture, and thickened soy milk. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Carefully fold in walnuts. Pour into muffin cups and bake for 15-17 minutes. Let cool for ten minutes and remove from pans. Serve warm or let cool completely.

32 thoughts on “Walnut Coffee Muffins

  1. Congrats to Bianca! That sounds like such a wonderful package. :)

    And congrats on 2 years on your blog–yay! These muffins are a perfect way to celebrate.

  2. Oh man, those muffins look and sound super delicious! Gotta make some..I’ve been craving to make some muffins, but I couldn’t decide on what kind – thanks for the recipe, Mihl!

    Happy Two-year Blogiversary!! :)

  3. happy anniversary, Mihl! on both your glorious blog & be’n vegan for 2 years! that ROCKS SO HARD! wahoooooooooooo! i’m superjealousfaced of Bianca for winning the care package! i wonder if i can convince her to share her winnings (or at least those vegna gummies) with me!?! muahhaahahaa! i can try! ahahahaha! yay!

    i’d LOVE some muffins! thanks, Mihl! simple & straightforward muffins = my faaaavorite! we’ve got some bluebrry jam at home that i think would be most yummy on top of these! walnuts do sound great with coffee! thanks for the recipe, Mihl! and congrats again on 2 years, my friend! superhappyface!

  4. i am having a hard time being happy for bianca… because I am over come with envy! look at all that bounty! :) hoorah! Bianca is awesome, I”m glad she won!!

  5. happy bloggaversary Mihl and congrats to Bianca! I’m looking forward to making some more muffins, but not until Passover is done and over with.

  6. Happy bloggaversary Mihl and congrats to Bianca.

    The muffins sound great, I love hazelnuts. And walnuts. I’ve never tried putting coffee in muffins, but it sounds a great idea!!

  7. Oooooh, I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Mihl! This really made my day….I’m such a sucker for foods from other places, and I always hear about awesome German goodies from my boyfriend’s mom (who is Dutch but spent a while in Germany). Now I get some of my own to try (and vegan stuff at that!!!).

    I’m especially excited about the truffles, the bars, and smoked spelt berries…and well, everything else too!

    I’m not sure how to email you…but can you email me at bphillips[at]memphisflyer[dot]com and I’ll respond back with my mailing address?

    Thanks so much!

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