Seena's Monkey Treat Muffins


1 egg replacement – mix 1 tbsp ground flax seeds with 2 tbsp water
1¼ cups soy milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil (such as canola)
1/3 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
2½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp ground ginger
1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped crystallized ginger


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the ground flax and the water together and let stand for 5 minutes while preparing batter. Grease 12 cup muffin tin (or coat cups with cooking spray). Place a large paper baking cup in each section.

In medium bowl, combine egg replacer, soy milk, oil and liquid sweetener. In separate large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and ground ginger. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped ginger. Now add the wet ingredient mixture and gently fold in to dry mixture until just blended. Do not over stir.

Spoon batter evenly into the muffin cups in your baking tin. Bake in centre of oven for 15-20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Makes 12 muffins – can be easily doubled.