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Vegan Apricot Muffins

Vegan Apricot Muffins

  I’ve been a little quiet on the recipe front in February, as you may have already noticed. There are two reasons for this.. It’s my 21st birthday month, so I’ve been drunk or hungover for like a lot of the days in February so far. I’m currently in the middle of a pretty huge overhaul of my diet and attitude towards food post-Veganuary. I’m feeling the way and getting used to things and doing lots of thinking and researching and it just hasn’t left a huge amount of room for shareable creativity. I’m hoping that this is me just about over the hump and regular service should resume pretty soon but if I’m still a little slow on it, be patient with me, I’m doing lots of learning over here. That said, today I have been very very brave and stepped nervously into the world of vegan baking. I’ve been here before – the world of vegan baking, that is – but this time I’m here for a different reason. Previous attempts at vegan baking …

Apricot Jacks

Everyone has a danish pastry memory… OK maybe not everyone, but I sure do. When I was a child and my family came to visit from Essex, they would bring an enormous tray of them from Costco. Deliciously flaky pastry, iced perfectly and topped with a sweet baked apricot. The vegan diet is not very accommodating to danish pastries, and over the weekend this bothered me enough to do something about it. I’m pleased present to you Apricot Jacks, the vegan answer to the much loved danish pastry. They aren’t pastry-based, but the signature soft, syrupy apricot will induce the same sigh of satisfaction. It’s surprising how quickly calories soar down when butter is taken out of the equation, and these little gems come in at only 73 apiece. I’m a total sheep when it comes to health food trends, so when all the big-wigs of healthy started getting all excited about coconut oil I went out and bought some. However, I’m not one to cook with something for the sake of having cooked with it, …