Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
I’m a quick bread aficionado. I really would live on muffins if they provided enough vitamins and minerals to keep my brain functioning well enough to allow me to make more muffins. So here’s one of my favorite quick bread recipes: cappuccino chocolate chip muffins. These muffins are so delicious that in the summer of 2010, I literally made them once a week, only stopping when it became too hot to bake. When my mother drove to visit me in upstate New York that summer, I offered her one with a hot cup of coffee. She loved it. In fact, the memory stuck with her so favorably that when my grandparents visited the East Coast, she asked me to make a batch to share with them at breakfast. First, some context: my grandparents are farmers from western Iowa. In their local church cookbooks, most dishes contain more animal products than the average omnivore could wrap their brain around. Vegetables are simply not eaten without the addition of cream, butter, cheese, mayonnaise, or all four at once. To hear my grandparents tell it, “green salad” is an amalgamation of lime-flavored gelatin, whipped cream, cream cheese and celery. And so it came …
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