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Apple and Almond muffins

21 Aug

As I type this I am eating my new obsession-food: the mountain-bread wrap with baba-hummus (a tasty mix of hummus and baba ganoush), falafel and tomato.  I’ve also been off caffeine, refined sugar and ‘white’ carbs (white flour, white rice etc.) for four days, and I am feeling super-great (after two days of feeling super-rubbish).  The caffeine has been the hardest as I used to have a HUMONGOUS coffee every-single-morning without fail, and the ‘white’ carbs the easiest as I never ate too much of them anyway.  Obviously with the no refined sugar thing soft drink is also out.  Strangely I have been craving (and therefore eating lots of) apples.  I thought I would be craving cookies and chocolate and Red Bulls, but no.  Apples.

So – I, of course, decided to make Apple and Almond muffins.

Why almond? Almonds are super good for you, and full of vitamin E and B2.  They’re also packed with calcium, zinc and magnesium and high in fiber.

For these muffins you’ll need:

  • 1 cup wholemeal or whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup almond meal (I actually subbed 1/4 of this with a mix of linseed, sunflower and almond meal)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (I suggest apple cider, but this will work as well with white)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 apple – diced small

Oven 180 – makes 6 muffins (I suggest you prep your muffin tin first, as you need to work quickly once the coconut oil goes in)

Combine all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl and add diced apple and all the wet ingredients, except the coconut oil, and mix until almost combined – then add in the melted coconut oil.  Mix well, spoon into muffin pans and into the oven for about 15 minutes.

S and I are headed to an election party this evening, for which I have gone way overboard – so tomorrow (depending on how many glasses of wine are had tonight…) I will post some of the deliciousnesses I have been concocting for that!

Happy Voting!