Friday, March 15, 2013

Bon Matin Muffins

Muffins that scream good morning!

Here they are! Screaming at you!


Got this recipe from "Vegan With A Vengeance". Changed it up, just a teensy bit!

1/2 cup raisins
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 tsp salt
4/5 cup soy milk
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups grated carrot
1/4 cup hemp seed hearts
1/4 cup cocoa nibs

I decided to add the hemp seeds because they're full of good fats, vitamins and minerals. They also add a nice nutty flavor and a little bit of seedy texture.

As for the cocoa nibs, I personally tried them a few months ago when I went to the Theo chocolate factory here in Seattle. They gave us samples of tasty goodness throughout the tour, including these little cocoa nibs. The nibs are just cocoa beans that have been separated from their shell and roasted. They're full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They kind of taste like ground espresso beans; not sweet, but cocoa-y and crunchy. Adds a GREAT texture to baked goods!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put lil' papers in your muffin tin.

Soak the raisins in a bowl of hot water (so they get all nice and plump) and begin preparing the batter.

In a large mixing bowl, mix flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Create a well in the center and add the milk, oil, brown rice syrup, and vanilla; mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.

Fold in grated carrots, drained raisins, cocoa nibs, and hemp seed hearts.

Fill muffin tins 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 18 - 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean. Let cool on a cooling rack.



Deliciousness: 4/5
Variety of textures, just the right amount of sweetness, a nice cakey crumble. It's great! Not life-changing, but delicious enough to be very happy afterwards. :)

Ease of Preparation: 3/5
Grating carrots takes a long time. Other than that, simple.

Prettiness: 4/5 
Look at all them colors and stuff.

1 comment:

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