Pineapple Muffins – Dairy Free & Vegan Option

These delicious and fresh tasting muffins make a great grab and go if you miss breakfast and a perfect “something not too sweet” during the day.

The pineapple taste is not at all overwhelming but you get the taste of lovely pieces throughout as you enjoy the muffins. Using tinned pineapple means you can bring sunshine to your kitchen any time of the year!

You can leave the muffins as is but I thought it would be nice to make a little drizzle using some of the reserved pineapple juice and to top the muffins with pieces of pineapple before baking.

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Spiced Apple Mini Cakes – Gluten Free & Dairy Free

There’s something about the two words, spice and apple, that always catch my attention. They conjure up warm, comforting memories and I know I always have apples in the fridge so can usually make the recipe without too much trouble. Adding a mixture of some favourite spices just adds to the appeal of this recipe.

I have a wonderful tin from Nordic Ware and used it to make these mini apple shaped cakes but as I know it’s not a common tin to have, I made some in traditional muffin cases to make sure they also work that way too and yes, I can confirm they are perfect made in muffin cases.

The recipe is adapted from an original Nordic Ware one and has been converted from US measurements to metric with a few tweaks. I also used a plant based butter substitute in place of traditional butter but that’s up to you.

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Healthy Gingerbread Muffins – Gluten Free & Dairy Free Options available

For a healthy muffin recipe, these gingerbread bites of deliciousness are so light and fluffy that you’re not sure really … could they be healthy … and the answer is absolutely!

They benefit from the addition of some warm, fragrant spices and treacle and can be made in about half an hour. Perfect for breakfast or a treat with a cuppa. The smell in the house while these are baking will bring everyone to the kitchen.

I’ve written both the regular and gluten free options below so everyone can enjoy these delicious muffins. To make these muffins Dairy Free, sub the greek yoghurt with a soy or almond plant based yoghurt. Ticking all the boxes right there!

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