Vegan in the Freezer » http://veganinthefreezer.com healthy food at your fingertips Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:54:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Smooth Mornings and Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins http://veganinthefreezer.com/2014/12/18/cinnamon-streusel-mini-muffins/ http://veganinthefreezer.com/2014/12/18/cinnamon-streusel-mini-muffins/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:59 +0000 http://veganinthefreezer.com/?p=13668 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins are so simple and will fill your kitchen with a spicy sweet cinnamon aroma.   But first … I would love to share my morning life and the blogging routines … Click here to see the full recipe ...

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Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins are so simple and will fill your kitchen with a spicy sweet cinnamon aroma.

Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins are so simple and will fill your kitchen with a spicy sweet cinnamon aroma.

 

But first …

I would love to share my morning life and the blogging routines that need to be done before the cooking begins.

 

I get up out of bed and go directly to the kitchen.  No stopping for anything. Not only to the kitchen but to the Keurig.  I flip it on, pick up my coffee pod and fill it with my favorite McCafe coffee of the day.  There are 8 flavors and the choices are wonderful.  It is so inexpensive when you can go this way with coffee grounds and the pod.  Fill it up to the line, drop it in it’s slot, push a button and voila, I am set. No breakfast yet, not awake.  Off to the computer.

 

Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins are so simple and will fill your kitchen with a spicy sweet cinnamon aroma.

 

There is quite a bit of technological and social work behind a blog.  The morning is when I relax with my coffee, all by myself, sit and look at pretty food photos and inventive recipes.  I pin, tweet, yum, share, heart, tumble and stumble.  These are actual actions!  I also find a lot of inspiration during this time.  Notes are being made.

 

Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins are so simple and will fill your kitchen with a spicy sweet cinnamon aroma.

 

I am an absolute computer geek.  My first job was as a computer operator and I took computer language in college.  But … I insist on keeping my computer time to 2 hours in the morning.  Relaxing, sipping, reading and commenting.   All of a sudden an hour is gone and so is my coffee.  Back to my kitchen for a second cup and a little bite to eat.  Back to the computer.

After catching up on my email, there are photos to edit and a bit of writing to do for my next post.  The post doesn’t get done all at once because I like to have a fresh look at my writing – everyday until it is posted for you.

Now … let’s start getting inventive in the kitchen.

 

Smooth Mornings and Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
Muffins:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teapoon salt
  • ½ cup coconutmilk
  • 1 flax meal egg - that is 1 Tablespoon flax seed meal and 3 Tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
Streusel:
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Lightly oil 12 mini muffins tins/silicone cups. Silicone mini muffins cups work wonderfully for keeping a smooth and easily removable muffin.
Muffins:
  1. Mix the flax egg and set aside for about 5 minutes to gel a bit.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a small bowl mix the coconut milk, melted vegan butter and mixed flax seed egg until well blended. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix.
  4. Divide batter into muffin cups.
Streusel:
  1. Cream the butter and add the sugars and mix well.
  2. Add the flour and spices.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Sprinkle all over each muffin.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Serving size: 2 to 3 muffins

 

If you’d like to check out more recipes for the holiday season check out Cooking up Good!  While you’re browsing why don’t you have a nice cup of coffee. McCafe’s premium coffee that has been harvested from rich soils of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world and it’s the best!

 

Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins are so simple and will fill your kitchen with a spicy sweet cinnamon aroma.

 

I saw that Dec. 18th thru the 21st that the Kraft Hub in Walmart is having demos with new varieties of McCafe.  I did not get to go today but I will tomorrow and am just so curious about the new varieties.  Bold flavors are my downfall and I am sure I will pick up some new goodies.  It is a four day happening so go check it out!

 

Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins are so simple and will fill your kitchen with a spicy sweet cinnamon aroma.

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