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Walnut Coffee Muffins

by Mihl

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.


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liz April 10, 2009 - 11:44

congratulations on two years!!
walnut & coffee sounds pretty heavenly, too. :D

melisser April 6, 2009 - 08:46

Ooh, lucky winner! That’s a great care package.

jrsimon56 April 5, 2009 - 15:26

Happy Blog-a-versary! Keep it up :)

Ricki April 4, 2009 - 00:41

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.

Maureen April 3, 2009 - 23:58

Happy anniversary! And congrats to Bianca. Those are lovely looking muffins :-)

River (Wing-it Vegan) April 3, 2009 - 01:41

I’ll take a muffin! Walnut-coffee sounds like a delicious combination, what a great way to celebrate your blog anniversary!

Congratulations to Bianca!! Lucky, lucky lady! :)

Vaishali April 2, 2009 - 22:46

That muffin looks super-delicious. Love that there’s coffee in it which must add a great flavor.
Happy blogging anniversary!

Jes April 2, 2009 - 22:38

Happy blogiversary!

Those muffins look killer, and I’m a sucker for anything with coffee in them.

Sara April 2, 2009 - 17:37

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!! :)

shellyfish April 2, 2009 - 12:30

Bianca is one lucky gal! And We are all very lucky to have you blogging with us! Those muffins look so good…and Lent is almost over!

Jodye April 2, 2009 - 05:18

Congrats on two years, and your muffins looks insanely delicious, as usual!

Aly April 2, 2009 - 03:55

Happy anniversary :)! Keep up the fantastic posts!!

Amanda April 2, 2009 - 03:52

Congratulations on your double anniversary! And here’s wishing you many, many more to come!


tasteslikeyum April 2, 2009 - 03:19

CRAZY! We share the same day! Congratulations and a happy two-year anniversary to you; it’s my first and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Vegetation April 2, 2009 - 02:48

Congratulations to Bianca and muffins? Yes please!! Yum!

Tami April 1, 2009 - 22:29

Happy Blogaversary! What a wonderful prize box!

Sanja April 1, 2009 - 21:49

Bianca is very lucky to receive such an awesome box filled with goodies!

your muffin recipe sounds very yummy.

jessy April 1, 2009 - 21:24

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!

BitterSweet April 1, 2009 - 20:51

While I am bummed to have not won, these muffins sound like a fine consolation prize- Yum!

Carrie April 1, 2009 - 19:25

Happy Anniversary!

Amey April 1, 2009 - 18:44

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!!

t April 1, 2009 - 18:26

Yay for Bianca, she deserves it! And that muffin looks awesome…

Aimee April 1, 2009 - 17:54

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the recipe! It’s sounds wonderful (and I just happen to have hazelnuts in my ‘fridge!)

jen molica April 1, 2009 - 17:48

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.

Sal April 1, 2009 - 17:31

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!!

Heikki April 1, 2009 - 16:15

Happy blogiversary Mihl!

Bianca- Vegan Crunk April 1, 2009 - 16:14

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!

mihl April 1, 2009 - 16:17

Great! Glad you like it :D I already sent you an email.

Virginia April 1, 2009 - 15:31

congrats bianca! those muffins sound delicious!

Vegan_Noodle April 1, 2009 - 15:27

Bianca is one lucku lady!! And thanks for the muffin recipe, it sounds delicious!!

Chocolate Covered Katie April 1, 2009 - 15:21

Lucky Bianca!!

VeggieGirl April 1, 2009 - 15:17


Congratulations to dear Bianca!! She’s awesome!! :-)

Love the muffins!!

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