Light, moist and delicious squash coconut chocolate raisin muffin treats.
Actually, an important message which can assist children to avoid detrimental consequences.
kids find themselves deprived of enjoying so much of the fun relating to certain foods.
TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT
A project originated by the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
For tons of pertinent info on this project...please refer to their site.
(no mixer needed)
Yields 12 small muffins
. 1/4 cup applesauce (or mashed banana)
. 1/4 cup vegetable oil (grapeseed preferred)
. 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
. ground flax (or chia) seed mix*
. 1 cup squash (Buttercup or Ambercup or sweet pumpkin), mashed
. 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
. 1-1/4 cup coconut flour
. 1/8 cup arrowroot (or tapioca) starch
. 1 tsp. baking powder
. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
. 1/4 tsp. sea salt
. 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
. 1/2 tsp. each ground ginger and cardamom
. 1/4 tsp. each ground cloves and nutmeg
. 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
. 1/2 cup dried raisins
* Flax (or Chia) seed mix replaces 1 xLarge egg: . Stir together 1 Tbsp. of ground flax (or Chia) seed with 3 Tbsps. of water. Have it set in the fridge for 15 minutes to get a sticky like texture.
. Line one 12 cavity muffin pan with cupcake paper liners. Will be oil sprayed at the very last minute.
. Position rack in the center of the oven. Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
1. In a large bowl, cream together the applesauce, oil and sugar. Whisk in the flax (or chia) mix, the mashed squash and apple cider vinegar. Set aside.
2. In a sieve placed over a parchment paper or bowl, put together all the DRY ingredients. Sift over the WET ingredients and blend well with a spatula. Do not over mix. Lastly, integrate the add-ins.
3. In the cupcake paper liners, spray a generous squirt of vegetable oil.
4. Immediately, with the use of an ice-cream scoop measure out the 12 cavities evenly.
5. BAKE for 22 minutes in a dark pan (a few minutes more in a lighter pan). Remove the muffins from the pan as soon as possible and onto a metal rack. Enjoy.
For so little effort, you'll feel great about doing your small part to keep kids safe.
Enjoy your Halloween festivities.
Please take note on how I bake and cook...
. OVENS are unfortunately not created equal. Mine is so old that it has reached many degrees off it's norm. It's really worth investing a few dollars to test yours with an appropriate oven thermometer. You'd be surprised how many ovens I've heard about not being where they should have been. Before you lose any more ingredients and much time preparing a new recipe...run to the store...you'll thank me later.