Spelt muffins

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Spelt muffins
If you’re looking for something that’ll fulfill your sweet cravings whilst still being relatively healthy, then these spelt muffins may be for you.
If you’re trying to stick to a nutritious and balanced diet, it can be a total nightmare trying to avoid all the sweet treats and delights out there, but this is a little healthier than other baked snacks.
Thanks to Lisa Marley and Britannia comes this yummy delight full of fruit, nuts and warm spices that’ll make a great companion to a cup of tea or would be great in a packed lunch.
If you want to mix the recipe up a little, then go ahead. Add lemon zest or orange peel to make a citrusy alternative, or add chocolate chips for an even naughtier version.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients  

  • 60 g coconut oil
  • 100 g spelt flour
  • 100 g rye flour
  • 8 dates (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp almond milk (or plain milk, if preferred)
  • 20 g pumpkin seeds
  • 20 g walnuts
  • 20 g pecans
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp  cinnamon
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Line a muffin tray with 8 muffin cases.
  • Preheat the oven to 170°C/340°F or Gas Mark 4.
  • Melt the coconut oil in a pan.
  • Add the spelt flour, rye flour, chopped dates, cinnamon, baking powder and the bicarbonate of soda together – along with a generous helping of the pumpkin seeds, walnuts and pecans – into a large mixing bowl. The excess seeds and nuts can be used to garnish the tops later.
  • Mush the banana and add to the bowl.
  • Add the egg and whisk.
  • Mix in the almond milk, melted coconut oil and the vanilla extract into the bowl.
  • Gently mix together until combined.
  • Once smooth, fill each muffin case to the top.
  • Sprinkle the remaining pumpkin seeds, walnuts and pecans on top to decorate.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until risen and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Once cooked, leave to cool for around 10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack.
Spelt, also known as dinkel wheat, or hulled wheat, is a species of wheat cultivated since 5000 BC.
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