I love Huel for many things - the fact that it is vegan, sustainable, nutritionally balanced. But the texture is still a problem for me. Truth be told, I am fussy about my drinks anyway, I basically stick to unsweetened coffee or tea, and water - never liked fizzy drinks, never liked milkshakes, smoothies, milk, juices… you see where I am going with this. So, I think I have found a way around the texture of Huel in drinkable form for myself and anyone who has a problem with it. I present to you - Huel Muffins! I baked them several times already and I think I am fairly certain about the recipe even though my cooking skills level is zero.
My aim was to 1) keep it vegan; 2) keep it simple; 3) avoid adding more calories.
You will need:
- Huel, vanilla flavor, 12 non-heaped scoops for 12 normal size muffins
- Non-diary unsweetened milk (I use Alpro’s almond milk, I reckon around 600ml should be enough, but I always rely on the consistency of the dough)
- Baking soda - Huel is heavy as a flour, so, don’t be greedy on this one. I think I easy add 2 tablespoonfuls for 12 scoops.
- Apple vinegar or lemon juice (I prefer lemon juice) - 2-3 tablespoonfuls
You can add - cocoa powder, blueberries, other berries, anything else you feel like.
Mix Huel, baking soda and cocoa powder (if you are using it), make sure there are no clumps. Add almond milk and lemon juice, and mix quickly. Do not overmix. Add berries in the end if you want.
Here comes an important tip - wait for a few minutes before you scoop dough into oiled muffin tin. The times I was impatient the muffins came out too dense and did not develop any bubbles.
Bake for ~15 min in the oven preheated to 180ºC (check with a toothpick or knife). If you added frozen berries the muffins might take longer.
I am not a nutritionist, but taken that blueberries are low calorie and so is unsweetened almond milk, each resulting muffin should be no more that 200 kcal, so, about half of what a typical store-bought muffin is. They are very filling and satisfying, I typically take two or three to work and they last me all day (we have free fruit at work).
So, hope this helps. I want to experiment with the unflavored Huel soon to make savory muffins, adding tomato and olives, perhaps.