It was time for muffins and they were damn good!
2 cups of flour
2 1/2 cups of raspberries
1 1/3 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of non-dairy milk
1/2 cup of apple sauce
1/4 cup of shortening
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder and mix well. Add the raspberries and gently stir. Adding the raspberries here will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin when cooking.
Add the apple sauce, milk, vanilla, and shortening. Gently mix by hand until the flour is moistened. There should be no dry flour.
Line a muffin pan with paper baking cups. Fill each baking cup with 2/3 of the muffin batter. Bake for 35 minutes. I like to sprinkle my muffins with some crystallized sugar just as I pull them out of the oven.
I am a huge muffin guy. I should really make them more often. These reminded me of long road trips with friends to protest nuclear power plants with big brown paper bags full of muffins I made for the crew. Several of us would live of my vegan muffins and some dumpster dived fruits and veggies for several days. Good times, good muffins.
Special thanks to Miss V for the tip of how to keep my berries afloat!