1.5 cups flour (I use unbleached but whole-wheat would probably work just as well)
5 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vinegar (white distilled)
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
Combine all dry ingredients together. Sift well.
Make 3 wells for the vanilla, applesauce, and vinegar.
Pour cup of cold water over the whole thing and gently mix all ingredients together.
Pour batter into muffin tin…you can lightly grease the pan, put those little muffin paper cups in, or just pour the batter directly into the tin. They might stick somewhat if you just pour it directly but that's okay.
Bake at 350 and check after 20 minutes. They may or may not need more time.
Serve warm with some vegan margarine spread on top. :)
The applesauce makes these a little dense so if you don't like that and don't mind using oil... substitute oil for the applesauce. You can either do 2.5 tablespoons oil and 2.5 applesauce or 5 tablespoon oil.. it's really versatile so do as you please.