With 6 days to go until baby 3’s due date, I am truly in full-blown nesting mode… and, for me, that includes food preparation (and eating 😀 ).
I have had this recipe hanging around for some time now, but decided to modify it further. It now contains just 1 teaspoon of stevia granules for an entire batch. So, if you’re looking for a treat to share with your Valentine this year (and you think they’re sweet enough 😉 ), why not give these simple, healthy muffins a go?
❤ MM xx
BERRY BURST BUCKWHEAT MUFFINS
Makes: 10-12 small muffins | Prep time: 5-10 minutes | Bake time: approximately 15 minutes
160 ml buckwheat flour
120 ml gluten-free oats
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp bilberry powder (I used Nordic Nordic)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
125 ml unsweetened apple puree
65 ml almond milk
1 tsp stevia granules
1 tbsp chia seeds (I used Fitnessguru)
1 tbsp olive oil/melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 drops bitter almond extract (optional)
65 ml frozen raspberries
65 ml frozen blueberries
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line a standard cupcake tin with paper liners (or grease tin with coconut oil and line bases of muffin forms with cut circles of baking parchment).
- Prepare chia egg by combining 1 tbsp chia seeds with 3 tbsp water, leaving it to gel for 5 minutes before stirring again.
- In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients.
- In a medium mixing bowl combine wet ingredients (including the chia egg), then add to dry ingredients. Mix until just combined and fold through berries.
- Bake for around 15 minutes, checking to see if muffins are baked through (by inserting a toothpick into the centre of one ensuring it comes out mostly clean).
- Remove tray from oven and after a couple of minutes, carefully remove muffins (I use spoons to do this) and pop them on a wire rack to cool.
- Serve them warm or cold, topped with whipped coconut cream sprinkled with extra berry powder, if you fancy!
*These muffins can be frozen in and will defrost perfectly, remaining moist and lovely.
*The “prep time” referred to here regards the frosting of the muffins. In fact a dollop of coconut cream and a tiny sprinkle of berry powder is the work of seconds!