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Tasty Muffins-With a New Healthy Prep Tip

I wrote a post on my personal blog today about how Jer and I are trying to eat more unprocessed real food. One of the things I have been trying after reading several blogs is soaking my flour overnight. Soaking breaks down the antinutrients present in grains, making them more digestable and allowing the vitamins and minerals to be absorbed. I find that it makes my baked goods more tender and I need less sugar and butter in the recipe. I actually adapted this from three different recipes I found online-I think it is a pretty good basic recipe that you can add anything to-nuts, fruit, even chocolate (but try to make it some good fair-trade dark chocolate!)

Soaked Flour Banana-Applesauce Muffins

1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c each rolled oats, oat bran, and wheat bran (you could also substitute flaxseed meal)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp each nutmeg and allspice
1/2 c melted butter or coconut oil
1/2 c applesauce
1/4 c yogurt, buttermilk, or plain kefir

Mix together and let sit 12-24 hrs at room temp

2 eggs
1/2 cĀ unrefined sugar, such as rapadura, sucanat, or muscovado
1 tsp vanilla
1 c ripe bananas, mashed

Beat together and mix into soaked flour. Mix well until all the soaked flour is broken down andĀ batter is smooth (it helps if you break the flour mixture up a bit before adding the liquids).

1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Sprinkle over batter and mix well. If you want to add in chopped apples, nuts, or chocolate chips, fold in gently here. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin tins. Bake @ 375 20-25 mins until toothpick inserted in center muffin comes out clean.

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Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Things Edible


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