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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Anytime Muffins

Gluten-free and vegan with no added fat or sugar! These little gems are delicious and good for you (unless you suffer from fermentation dysbiosis), so they’re one up on Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
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Read through the recipe and set up your kitchen work station (bowls, spoons, measuring cups, muffin tin, ingredients, cooling rack, etc) before proceeding. This is a kid-friendly recipe, so let ‘em help!

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin well. I use organic expeller pressed canola oil, or organic coconut oil.

4 tablespoons ground flaxseed (don’t mix this with your dry ingredients)
4 tablespoons water
1 cup organic gluten-free rolled oats (Bob’s Red Mill is good)
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup prune juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large grated apple
1 cup organic frozen or fresh blueberries
1 cup raw walnuts, almonds, or pecans, chopped

6-Step Directions
1. Mix the ground flaxseed and water in a medium bowl, and let sit for a few minutes until it’s gooey and thick
2. Mix your dry ingredients together, no need to sift
3. In the flax bowl, add your prune juice, vanilla, and grated apple
4. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mix and stir
5. Now, add your nuts and berries
6. Divide evenly into 12 muffins, and bake for 25 or so minutes (you know your oven); let them cool in the tin slightly, then run a butter knife around the edges and gently lift each muffin onto your cooling rack.

Cook's Note
Look: if sweet is your thing, you might be disappointed on first bite. Here’s a trick for you: close your eyes, take another small bite, and chew slowly...amazing, isn't it? Your taste buds dance as your mouth fills with sweetness! If you're still not satisfied, go ahead and drizzle these with maple syrup or honey, or split in half, slather with real butter (don’t insult the muffin with fake stuff), and toast them.

Nutrition Info 
5 grams sugar (from the prune juice and blueberries)
5 grams fiber
170 calories, none from bad fat
23 carbs, but not processed, bad for you carbs

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