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Sunday, 9 April 2017
Apple date and chia seed muffins (vegan)
Psychologists explain the benefits of baking for other people". I like that they describe baking as a form of mindfulness. Sometimes it feels like a mad rush and other times it is indeed a relaxing way to slow down. It felt good to bake these muffins.
I am sending these muffins to Simple and In Season run by Feeding Boys, and Treat Petite run by the Baking Explorer and Cakeyboi.
Apple date and chia muffins
By Green Gourmet Giraffe with inspiration from The Joy of Vegan Baking
Makes 12 muffins
1/3 cup finely chopped dates
1/2 cup boiling water
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp ground linseed (flax seed)
1 cup white self raising flour
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup rice bran oil (or other neutral tasting oil)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped apples
1/4 cup chia seeds
Preheat oven to 200 C and grease a 12 hole muffin tin.
Mix dates, boiling water, maple syrup and ground linseed in a small bowl and set aside.
Toss together flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
Stir oil, sugar and vanilla into date mixture to make a thick syrupy mixture. Pour into flour mixure and mix until combined.
Stir apples and chia seeds into batter. It will be quite stiff but you can add 1-2 tbsp of water if you need to loosen it a little.
Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack and keep in an airtight container for about 3 days.
On the Stereo:
The Captain: Kasey Chambers
Posted by Johanna GGG at 22:59
Labels: baking, blog events, cakes/muffins, fruit, original recipe, vegan
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I smiled reading your reference to ukulele and secateurs, and at the image of your peaceful baking. It is lovely when things come together so that time in the kitchen is relaxing - especially when the outcome is something that looks as delicious as these muffins do. An excellent use for sub-par apples.ReplyDelete
The muffins sound absolutely scrumptious! I love baking with apples as it really brings out their flavour. Thanks for linking up to #TreatPetiteReplyDelete
I'm all for baking for other people (especially if other people are baking for me!) I love the recent vegan muffin you've been having - long may it continue. Apple and date are such a classic combination - these are so inviting.ReplyDelete
I do like muffins and would be most pleased to find these apple date and chia seed ones in my lunch box. I too have been doing lots of bakes as D has suddenly decided after his meal he wants something sweet, old man! As for E and his ukele made me smile.ReplyDelete
Over the past two years D has said he may get me a ukele I wait, i still don't have it. I think he fears I may start singing!
These muffins sound good, with plenty of flavours I'd go for. I find baking peaceful unless I am already het up or I have a disaster.ReplyDelete
I think that's definitely the best thing to do with not so great apples! It gives them a new life :DReplyDelete
Three batches of muffins? Impressive! I can only guess you have a super-power for creating time! Now wouldn't that be awesome?!ReplyDelete
Apples are perfect in muffins.... but I am loving the addition of dates and chia too.... the vegan bit makes them exceptionally clever though.... xx
Oh they sound lovely. Apples are my favourite fruit. I eat one every day, even the mealy meh ones. Although I like the idea of using those up in something like this instead.ReplyDelete
I am not a huge fan of baking, but I think that's just because I'm not very good at it. "It also felt good to eat these muffins." This is my favourite part of baking haha ;)
These look like just the thing to pack up for a picnic - I love tasty fruity muffins like this! Thanks so much for joining in with this month's round of Simple and in Season xxxReplyDelete