Vegan Avocado Lime Muffins

I love food, I love eating, and I love escaping from reality by creating beauties in my kitchen… Have I said that I love cooking?

Avocado is my favourite fruit/vegetable, but here where I live they don’t grow and therefore they are quite overpriced. I wish I could do anything with them every day… Craving for a sweet recipe with avocado I bumped into a beautiful recipe and I basically reproduced it! I got speechless when first I bit my ginormous muffin…because it made me travel to another land. Oh gosh! The combination of avocado and lime was meant to be together and finally they met in my super delicious muffins. Yesterday I made a batch of 4 jumbo muffins and there is one left and it will end up in my belly! I’m looking forward to having my “merienda” (afternoon coffee time) and making a vanilla soy latte… Have I ever mentioned that I love “merienda time”? Maybe; the truth is that there is nothing better than watching your favourite series and spoiling your sweet tooth with the goodies you make yourself. If you have ever wondered if I became vegan, the answer is not yet. However, vegan or not I love enjoying fresh and healthy food because it is said that we are what we eat.

The ingredients for this incredible recipe are:

Muffin

  • 220g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • A dash of salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 normal size avocado (mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 200g white sugar
  • 222ml vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

For the topping of these muffins I halved the ingredients of the recipe, the ingredients are:

Frosting

  • 1 normal size avocado (mashed)
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 125g icing sugar

STEPS TO BAKE THE MUFFINS

Preheat the oven at 200 ºC.

First of all, grab 2 recipients where the ingredients will be mixed. In a big bowl, toss flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and lime zest. Set aside. In the other smaller recipient smash the avocado using a fork or blender. Then add the oil and stir with your spatula. Proceed to fold in the rest of the ingredients: sugar, soy milk and lime juice.

Next step you need to do is combining the wet ingredients into the dry ones (carefully). Use a whisk to work on the batter.

Before filling your muffin form with the ready dough, apply some butter and flour to your form to avoid complications when the baking is done.

Once your dough is fine and free from lumps, fill your muffin form.

avocadoMuffin1

The last step is to introduce the muffins into the oven, and lower the temperature to 180 ºC. The baking time will be 25-30 minutes. This might change due to different ovens, so watch them and introduce a toothpick to prove they are done.

avocadomuff2

STEPS TO MAKE THE FROSTING

The frosting is ready in a couple of minutes. Get a small bowl and smash your avocado, add the lime juice and fold in the icing sugar. Use a mixer and combine it well. Keep in the fridge until your muffins have cooled down and proceed to top them and decorate.

My muffins looked like this: I love hearts and colours… who doesn’t?

avocadoMuffin

I want to hear from you, please eat and know what you eat, do not crave!

With love,

Pinkwhisker with green nails

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