Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spicy Apple Muffins

Another one from my very first whole foods baking book. Smile :)
Makes 2 dozen muffins that taste like autumn... even in February!

2 cups apple cider
2 cups chopped dried apples
1 cup chopped fresh apple (optional)
1 cup safflower or melted coconut oil
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 TBL lemon juice
4 beaten egg whites or 2T ground flax seed whisked with 5T water.

4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup dry soy milk powder
2 1/2 TBL baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 Tbl cinnamon
1 Tbl nutmeg
1 Tbl allspice

Pre Heat oven to 350F/175F
Soak dried apples in half of the cider and set aside.
Whisk flax seed into water. Set aside to thicken and get gooey and egg like.
Whisk together remaining WET ingredients.

Sift together DRY ingredients.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and whisk in ALl the WET ingredients including the flax seed mixture if using, and remaining apple cider. Using as few strokes as possible.
Then add in the dried apples and cider.

Pour into greased or papered muffin tins.
Bake at 350F/175C for 30 minutes.
Test with a fork.

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