Chocolate & Tofu muffins (yes tofu, really!)9

Posted on October 24, 2011 by ChristieSweet Treats, Vegan, Vegetarian

“I’ve made chocolate muffins. Would you like one?” I say to my hubby.

“Yes please” he replies.

I serve him one on a plate and watch his face as he sinks his teeth in.

“What do you think?”, I ask.

“Oh, these are good. They actually have the best texture of any you have made so far!”.

“And the taste?”

“Good. Very chocolatey”.

That’s when I drop the bombshell: “They have tofu in them, you know. Plus, they’re vegan”.

He hesitates for 1 second and then replies “I knew there was a reason why you offered them to me so enthusiastically”.

Ah, he knows me too well.

Christie x

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Chocolate & Tofu Muffins

2 tablespoons dairy-free spread (I like the Nuttelex brand)
250g (2 cups) plain flour
50g (1/2 cup) ground almonds
2 teaspoons baking powder
35g (1/2 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspooon salt
220g (1 cup) caster sugar
150g (1 cup) silken tofu
250ml (1 cup) Vitasoy Soy Milky Vanilla (*see note below)
1 tablespoon white vinegar
60ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup
12 squares dark chocolate (I like Lindt 70%)

1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Grease a twelve hole muffin tin with the dairy free spread.

2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt and sugar. Set aside.

3. Place the tofu, soy milk, vinegar and maple syrup into a blender. Process for 10 seconds until smooth. There may still be a few small tofu lumps but that’s fine.

4. Pour the tofu mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Don’t over mix or the muffins will be chewy.

5. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan holes and place a piece of chocolate on top of each one. Bake on the center shelf for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack – they can be eaten warm or cold.

*You could also use any plain soy milk mixed with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or even cow’s vanilla milk, if you prefer.

  • Haha I can just picture this conversation exactly! :P

  • Dea

    I’m looking forward to trying out this recipe!

  • Vegan!

  • Fantastic option for when the vegans come to play- brilliant.

  • My hubby would be exactly the same, except his gag reflex would kick in upon hearing tofu. He has no problem cooking it for me though and is quite good at it. maybe I could sneak some of these in his luch for a few weeks without telling him?

  • I’m vegetarian, but can’t get past the idea of tofu. I know it’s just beans but seriously. It tastes like cardboard and is slimy. I’m sure your muffins would be yummy though, maybe I should ease myself into tofu using chocolate??

  • Lol fab! I made a cake with tofu and chocolate and I have to say, I liked it but no one else was a fan :(

  • I am going to try this! I think it looks amazing!!

  • This recipe is perfect! A friend of mine is vegan and I haven’t been able to find a recipe that i’ve been confident to make :)

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