I’m Mercedes and I’m a twenty something, veggie loving, two time cat mom happily married to my soulmate of a husband.

I work as an engineer in Pittsburgh, pretending to be an adult and spending a solid 20% of my time trying to remember to not reply all.

I wanted a platform to share my wealth of equally positive and negative experiences as I attempt to navigate my twenties, and maybe get a little preachy here and there about veganism, mental health and LGBTQ+ rights.

At the very least, I hope to make you laugh.

Vegan Apple Pie Muffins

Vegan Apple Pie Muffins

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Vegan Apple Pie Muffins


  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 Teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 7.5 Tablespoons water
  • 2/3 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 Cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 Cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • 1.5 Apples, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons old fashioned rolled oats (optional)
  • Cooking spray
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  • Whisk
  • 2 Medium mixing bowls
  • Spatula
  • Muffin pan (12 tin)



1.  Preheat oven to 400°F.

2.  Whisk together flaxseed meal and water; set aside for 5-10 minutes.

3.  Mix together whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, apple pie spice and salt in a medium bowl.

4.  In a separate medium bowl, mix together flax eggs (flaxseed/water mixture), maple syrup, coconut oil, applesauce and vanilla.

5.  Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined

6.  Fold in apples.

7.  Spray muffin pan with cooking spray and spoon mixture evenly into 12 muffin tins.

8.  Sprinkle rolled oats over each muffin.

9.  Bake muffins for 15-20 minutes, or until you can stick a toothpick into the center of one and it comes out clean.    

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Nutritional Information:

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