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We All Know the Best Part of the Muffin is the Top


Plum restaurant in Oakland fired their whole staff, the general manager, head chef, sous chef, etc. This led to two other cooks leaving the restaurant as the regime change began. I worked one day under the new chef before I completed my internship with Katie, who was leaving the west coast in a couple weeks. Life moves on, the seasons change, and I bake muffins.

These muffins are adapted from a recipe in Dreena Burton’s Let Them Eat Vegan. Her recipes tend to be hit or miss, but this one knocked my socks off.

Chia Banana Muffins w/cinnamon and nutmeg


2 1/4 cups sifted spelt flour

1/3 cup ground white or black chia seeds

1/4 cup unrefined sugar (I used turbinado)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup pureed banana

1 cup vanilla or plain nondairy milk

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

3 tablespoons neutral oil like canola or grape seed


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

sift and combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, mix well

In another bowl combine wet ingredients.

Add wet to dry and combine gently until well mixed.

Scoop into 12 lined muffin pan cups and baked for 23-26 min.

If a toothpick comes out dry its ready!


Stay tuned for rockin vegan dishes to eat for Thanksgiving, even if the theme is meat centric!