Happy First Day of Summer! What better way to celebrate than with these delicious whole wheat mango muffins! I love how mangoes are back in season. They are one of my top 3 favorite fruits. These muffins are super fluffy, made with wholesome ingredients, perfectly sweet, and filled with juicy mangoes. Basically, it’s a bakery style muffin, except for healthier, vegan, whole grain, and sweetened with unrefined sugar that won’t make your sugar spike. These muffins are perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert. They are also very freezer friendly, which is a must in my house! I love that I can always have muffins on hand in my freezer. When you want one, just pop it in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. Enjoy!
Whole Wheat Mango Muffins Makes about 12 muffins 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 all-purpose) 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp water) 2/3 cup coconut sugar (or any granulated sugar) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup plain almond milk + 1 Tbsp vinegar (vegan buttermilk) 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 1 heaping cup diced mangoes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan or spray with oil.
In a medium bowl, make flax egg by combining the ground flaxseed with water. Mix and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
In a liquid measuring cup or bowl, combine almond milk (or any non-dairy milk) with vinegar. Set aside for 5 minutes. This is your vegan buttermilk!
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
In the bowl with the flax egg, add the coconut sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until it is well combined. Then add the buttermilk mixture and melted coconut oil. Whisk again until combined.
Add wet ingredients to the dry. Mix with a spatula until just combined. Careful not to overmix! Fold in the mangoes.
Fill each muffin mold until almost full. This will ensure big, fluffy muffins. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden and when a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then transfer the muffins to a cooling rack to cool completely.