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Vegan Strawberry Bread Muffins


I had every intention of blogging yesterday! I don’t know how it happened… but the day just got away from me.

Between juggling a baby who wouldn’t nap and accidentally dropping the coffee pot and watching it shatter all over the floor… it was a heck of a day!

Is it sad that my biggest concern was getting a new coffee pot before the next morning? I can handle a lot of things… but take my morning coffee away and I’m a mess!

I did manage to squeeze in a much needed trip to Trader Joe’s. I impulsively purchased a container of dark chocolate covered expresso beans, and then proceeded to eat a handful or two at eight o clock at night.

Why did I do that? Why?

Why did I ingest one of the most concentrated forms of caffeine, coated in more caffeine?

As you would guess, I ended up getting over caffinated, couldn’t go to sleep, and ended up baking strawberry bread muffins at 10:40 p.m.


The inspiration came from Sarena. She posted some gluten-free Strawberry Bread on her site… so naturally, I decided to make them into my most favorite food… muffins!

This was my first trial with this recipe creation. They came out good… but not awesome. I think I added too much applesauce for the amount of strawberries I used.

Here’s the recipe… but if you make these… cut the applesauce to 1/2 cup šŸ™‚


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup applesauce (cut down to 1/2 cup when you make this)
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with muffin liners.

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine vanilla, canola oil, and applesauce. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients… stir until combined. Take two cups of strawberries. Chop them and then mash them. Use whatever you have to mash them. I used a potato masher.

Add mashed strawberries to batter and stir until combined. Take last cup of strawberries, roughly chop them, and then fold into batter.

Fill muffin cups with batter, 3/4 full.

Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Place muffin tin on cooling rack and allow muffins to cool until completely cooled.


Have a great weekend!!!

If you’re in DC, the weather is suppose to be incredible!! Enjoy!

19 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on April 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I have made the mistake of the chocolate covered coffee beans, too.

    And the impulse purchases at TJ’s. šŸ™‚

  2. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on April 30, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I always forget about the caffeine in chocolate covered coffee beans. Until I can’t sleep.

  3. Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition said on April 30, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Weather is supposed to be amazing in NYC also!! Those muffins look delicious to me- nice and fresh. Next time you’ll know to put in less apple sauce : )



  4. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on April 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    muffins are quickly becoming one of my favorite food groups, too. šŸ˜‰

    enjoy that beautiful weather!

  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on April 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    that’s hilarious that you at those beans! i’m pretty lucky right now and can go to sleep right after ingesting caffeine and STAY asleep, but i think you won that battle by making those great muffins šŸ™‚

  6. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Your over-caffeination is our gain! These look great.

  7. Mo said on April 30, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Been there, done that. I would say my most recent was having half of a Monster Lo Carb energy drink at 5 pm on the baptism day. I was so exhausted and had to keep going. Big.mistake.

  8. Ameena said on May 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Oh I love those dark chocolate covered beans…so good! But what chocolate product at TJ’s isn’t?

    Great muffin idea…at least you were productive, right?

  9. lynn @ the actors diet said on May 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    those look amazing – i love the idea of strawberries in muffins!

  10. Jenn ( said on May 2, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Those muffins are so pretty. Love the moist insides, YUM!

    Caffeine has the opposite effect on me, it makes me sleepy lol


  11. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on May 2, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Your muffins look delicious! I agree with the applesauce statement with mine too. I think the strawberries add quite a bit of moisture to the mix. Sorry about the coffee pot. I hate it when I do stuff like that! I hope you had a great weekend!

  12. sophia said on May 3, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Estela, it’s okay. I impulsively buy 56 oz bags of peanut M&M’s and proceed to devour half of it while studying.

    next day, I just forget about it. hahaha!
    Your muffins look amazing….even though they’re vegan! or maybe bc they’re vegan…oh well, they just look yummy!

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  14. MarkSpizer said on May 3, 2010 at 3:03 am

    great post as usual!

  15. Nicole, RD said on May 3, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Loving your vegan baked good, as always!

  16. Cait (Cait's Plate) said on May 3, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Oh my gosh – those look ABSOLUTELY amazing!!

  17. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on May 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Those looks so yummy! I was drooling over the bread on Sarena’s site too! šŸ™‚

  18. The Candid RD said on May 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I had a similar experience about 2 months ago. I didn’t drop the pot and break it, but I realized that my coffee pot was so dirty and gross (I am a very clean person, but the coffee pot was old) that I just randomly threw it out, without thinking twice. Then I freaked out..what will I do tomorrow?!? I asked Nick if he would stop and get me a cup of coffee before going to work, and he did!! Then I rushed out to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought a new one šŸ™‚ I couldn’t go one day without it.

  19. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on May 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    yes, the weather was BEAUTIFUL here!! more so sat than sun…humidity is no fun and i’m sure there’s lots more to come!!