Hi everybody! Back with another delicious muffin recipe. I like to use what I’ve got on hand… and since last week’s macarons left me with some unused almond flour I used it here in place of some of the whole wheat pastry flour. I also tried Demerara sugar for the first time. These are great for breakfast or a snack, but they are moist so eat them up quickly or refrigerate them.
I think this one is Vegan too. (Any of my Vegan buddies want to check me on that, please?)
Fruit Buckwheat Muffins
- 3/4 cups buckwheat flour
- 3/4 cups almond flour
- 3/4 cups white whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 cup Demerara sugar (or other raw sugar)
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup orange juice ( I used the juice of 1 orange and enough of the juice from the cranberries/dates — see below — to make one cup.)
- 1/2 cup of canola oil
- 2 tsp orange zest
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 1 1/2 cups dry cranberries
- 1 cup dry chopped dates
- 1 medium zucchini grated
- sliced almonds
Part One: put the dry cranberries and the dates in a medium-sized microwaveable bowl. Add enough water to cover the fruit. Cover loosely with plastic wrap/lid. Microwave on high for three minutes, stirring after each minute. (Don’t over cook or the juice will boil over and you’ll have a mess — you don’t want a mess.) Remove plastic wrap/lid and cool about 10 minutes. Drain the cranberries/dates. (Reserve the juice. You can either use it with the OJ in the recipe — which is what I did — or you can add some cold water and drink it. Its pretty tasty).
Part Two: Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tin with muffin pants and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Part Three: In a large bowl mix all the ingredients except the almonds together, adding the cranberries/dates, last. Mix just well enough to incorporate all the ingredients. Don’t over mix.
Part Four: Fill the muffin tins almost all the way full. Garnish with a few almond slices.
Bake for 25 minutes and test with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean pull the muffins out and let cool a bit before your devour.
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