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Buckwheat, Oatmeal, and Maple Syrup Muffins

Buckwheat flour, rolled oats, and a touch of maple syrup come together to make these deliciously chewy low sugar muffins. Easily made vegan or vegetarian. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast muffins, buckwheat and oatmeal muffins, buckwheat muffins, easy muffins, easy vegan muffins, maple syrup muffins
Servings: 6 large muffins
Calories: 431kcal
Author: Sylvia Eastman

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, or almond oil
  • 1 1/2 cup plant or animal milk, unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba or if vegetarian, use 1 egg (See recipe note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange oil, optional {Read the label on your bottle. A little goes a long way.}

Instructions

  • Use oil, butter/margarine, or cooking spray to oil 6 large muffin tins.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Then, one by one, add the wet ingredients, stirring until mixed.
    Pour into the prepared muffin tins and bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.

Notes

About Aquafaba
Aquafaba (meaning "bean water") is the cooking water from chickpeas. You can also find in the can when you buy chickpeas -- see our post, Aquafaba: An Easy Vegan Egg Replacer for all the details. 
About Buckwheat Flour 
If you have buckwheat groats and a good blender or food processor, you can grind them into flour in just a few seconds. 
About Orange Oil
This is not the same as orange-flavouring or orange extract, although that would do in a pinch. Orange oil is very intense. Read your label to see how much is recommended. 
Nutritional Information
Nutrition information is based on using cashew milk and is just an estimate. 

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 2.4mg