Vegan sweetcorn muffins


Every mid-morning as a snack my mum loves to nibble on something. Most of the time she has salti cracks, but sometimes just sometimes I have a couple of minutes to spare.

During this spare time, I like to bake a muffin or a scone for her but most of the times, more times that I would like to mention, I hit a blank as to what I should bake for her.

Sometimes being a vegetarian has its disadvantages, especially in the muffin department.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of “The Joy of Vegan Baking,”by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and there are a ton of recipes that are all up my mum’s street.

Trust me I plan to try and make every muffin recipe in that book, lol by the time I am finished with her, she will have muffins coming out of her ears or maybe a muffin top???


  • ½ x cup polenta.
  • 1 x tsp salt.
  • 1 x cup soy milk.
  • 3 x tbsp. castor sugar.
  • 1 ½ x tsp crushed flax seeds mixed with 2 x tbsp. hot water.
  • 2 x cups cake flour.
  • ½ x tsp bicarbonate of soda.
  • 2 x tsp baking powder.
  • 1/3 x cup, melted margarine.
  • 1 x tin (420g) cream style sweetcorn/ tin of plain sweetcorn.



  • In a bowl, mix the polenta, ½ tsp salt and the milk, allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  • Make the flax egg by mixing the crushed flax seeds with the boiling water and set aside to thicken.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and the remaining ½ tsp salt.
  • In the polenta mixture, add the melted margarine and egg mixture, give it a good stir to combine.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix till well combined.
  • Fold in the sweetcorn.
  • Spoon the mixture into your muffin casings.
  • Pop into a preheated oven and bake at 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes or until the cake tester comes out clean.

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