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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.
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