Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Flax and Mixed Fruit Muffins

I made these over the weekend. They make a wonderful Fall muffin. They were moist and had a great flavor. It has been fun to have extras, to eat this week for a quick breakfast, or to put in school lunches. It is a great way to get flax seed in your food. You could change this recipe around by adding different fruits.

makes about 20-24 regular muffins

1C dried fruit mix of your choice
1 1/2 C hot water
4 C whole grain flour (I used spelt, kamut, brown rice mix)
2/3 C ground flax seed
1 T baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 eggs beaten
2 C plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt
1/2 C honey or 1 C sugar
1/2 C coconut oil or oil of your choice
* 1/4 to 1/2 C chopped nuts Optional
Directions: Bake at 350*

1. Pour 1 1/2 C hot water over the dried fruit and let sit for a few minutes.

2. Measure and put dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

3. In another bowl eggs, yogurt, honey, oil and beat together.

4. Drain the liquid off the dried fruit. Save 1/4 C of the water to the wet mixture.

5. Stir in the wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Don't over stir.

6. Then fold in the fruit.

7. Grease muffin pans. Scoop the muffin mixture into the cups.

8. Bake 15-20 min.

*I read if you cook flax seed at 350 or below it doesn't lose the benefits of Omega 3 that is in it. You can also replace eggs in a recipe with 1 T ground flax seed to 3 T water per egg.

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