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Mesquite Walnut Fig Muffins

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Mesquite Walnut Fig Muffins

I have so many basic muffin recipes, in fact most vegan muffin recipes are somewhat the same in terms of basic ingredients – so it’s just about adding in a little flare into each batch to make them distinctly unique and I think I have accomplished that in this batch!

This recipe kind of evolved after I wanted to work with a few basic ingredients like Grainstorms kamut flour,  banana flakes and these incredible mesquite crusted walnuts that I recently discovered, along with some mesquite powder which has become one of my favourite new superfoods.

So using one of my basic banana bread recipes, I just started subbing in ingredients to make them as delicious as they turned out. They are hearty, crumbly, gritty but still moist and tender as a muffin should be.

Why are these muffins good for me? These muffins are not only good for you, they are great for you! Filled with fiber and protein from whole rolled oats and kamut, make them a satisfying breakfast option. They are also naturally sweetened with palm sugar, apple sauce, banana flakes  and have a little added texture from dried figs. Mesquite offers these muffins a unique malted taste while helping to control blood sugar levels.

I say no more. You must go off and bake these.

Mesquite Walnut Fig Muffins

What’s in it?

1 1/2 kamut flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp banana flakes (or 1/2 ripe banana)
1 tbsp mesquite
1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup palm or coconut sugar
1/2 cup chopped dried figs
1/3 cup apple sauce +1 tbsp ground flax or chia
1/4 cup mesquite crusted walnuts

 How it’s Made!

1. Preheat oven to 350F

2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.

3.  Combine wet ingredients in another bowl and stir together.

4. Combine wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and cream together until you get a thick batter.

5. Spoon into 8 parchment paper muffin cups.

6. Bake for 20 minutes.

7. Enjoy with a dollop of almond butter!


What is your favourite muffin recipe?

What do you love to put in your muffins, on your muffins?

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