Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Maple Spelt Muffins

YUM!!! And oh so saatvic (other than the two eggs per 12 servings. Can they still be saatvic if they contain 1/6 of an egg per muffin?)

Here is the recipe, tested in Yoga Chickie's very own kitchen:


Makes 12 muffins

1 cup dried fruit (I used organic dried cherries and blueberries; next time I think I will use almonds and dried apricots)
2 1/2 cups spelt flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (I skipped this, as I don't like the combination of cinnamon plus maple)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup maple syrup (needless to say, use REAL maple syrup, not Log Cabin etc., which is basically maple flavored corn syrup)
1 1/2 cups milk (I used a 1% organic milk from Amish Farms, which has a rich taste despite being low in fat)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine all dry ingredients. Add eggs, oil, syrup and milk. Mix. Fill muffin cups most of the way, greased or papered.
Bake for about 17 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Transfer to rack and allow to cool.

Thanks to whomever it was that suggested I stop eating the Dunkin Donuts raisin bran muffins, which are pure crap. I think it was Sonya. Thanks Sonya!



samasthiti said...

Coconut, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are the only sattvic nuts for Pitta. Egg whites are fine, minimal amounts of egg yolks. You should be fine with your muffins if you switch the nuts...But SUPER WAY BETTER than Dunkin' Donuts muffins!

And make sure not to wash them down with peach Snapple!

Karen Mojo said...

Just looking at those Muffins makes me hungry.
Hope your well in health and spirit.

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