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Vegan Muffin Recipes: Cherry Pecan Protein Muffins

Recently, I've been trying to increase my protein intake. Despite the supposed "protein myth" discussed in vegan circles, my own experience has shown me that it doesn't hurt to be mindful of one's protein intake on a plant-based diet. And while vegetables, nuts, and seeds indeed contain some protein, you'd have to eat bowlfuls to consume the daily recommended amount. These muffins, which contain protein-rich hemp seeds, are the perfect energizing snack when you're not in the mood for beans or quinoa.
Vegan Muffin Recipes: Cherry Pecan Protein Muffins

Vegan Muffin Recipes: Cherry Pecan Protein Muffins

Recipe Type: Breakfast Sweets
YIELDS8 regular-sized muffins
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  • 1 tablespoon Flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons Warm water
  • 1/4 cup Hemp seeds
  • 2 1/4 cup, divided Rolled oats
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Almond milk, warmed
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil, liquid
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons Warm water
  • 1/4 cup Hemp seeds
  • 2 1/4 cup, divided Rolled oats
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Almond milk, warmed
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil, liquid
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
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Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix flax seed meal with warm water and set aside.
3. Place hemp seeds in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S blade. Process until the hemp seeds resemble a coarse flour. Pour into a large bowl.
4. Add 1 1/4 cups oats to food processor and blend until the oats also resemble flour. Add to bowl with hemp seeds.
5. Add baking soda to dry mixture, along with additional cup of rolled oats, and mix until combined.
6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Make sure none of your ingredients are cold, as the coconut oil will solidify in the mixture.
7. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until combined. Add cherries and pecans and mix again.
8. Pour batter into a well-oiled cupcake pan, and place in pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until tops of muffins are golden.

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