Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Meatless Monday - NUTS

Today's Meatless Monday food is nuts.

 FRUIT & NUT MUFFINS

To make 12 muffins you'll need:
2 cups self-raising wholemeal flour
1/2 cup mixed nuts (I used almonds, cashews, walnuts)
1/3 cup sultanas
1/4 cup craisins
1/4 cup currants
2 Tablespoons diced prunes (or sub extra sultanas)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds mixed with 3 Tablespoons boiling water
1 cup unsweetened apple juice

In a large mixing bowl combine all the fruit with the sugar, cinnamon and flour. Crush the nuts into small pieces and stir them into the fruit/flour mixture.
Make a well in the center and add the applesauce, flax mixture and the apple juice. 
Stir until just combined, don't over stir.
Pour into a lined muffin baking tray and bake in a preheated 180C oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through.


14 comments:

  1. These look delicious! Your baked goods always just make me think I should drop by & visit ; )

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  2. sound lovely and I love how you use your muffin cups in the muffin tin

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    1. Purely because I hate washing up!!!!

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  3. For some inexplicable reason I rarely bake with nuts (I no bake with them often, but baking - no!). I need to rectify that and this recipe might be what helps me do it!

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    1. I must admit that I don't add nuts too often to my baking, occasionally cookies but not many other things. I'm sure glad I did with these and will be tempted to do it more often now too!

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  4. Oh my goodness - these look so good!! But I have to ask, what are sultanas? I'm learning a new ingredient today! :)

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    1. Sultanas are similar to raisins. They are dried using a little amount of oil which tends to make them slightly more moist. I also think that raisins come fro red grapes and sultanas come from white ones - but I could be wrong on that point.

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    1. Thank you! They were so moist and delicious :-)

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  6. I just made these muffins tonight which are very similar to yours, very pleased with the results.

    http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/10/25/recipe-whole-wheat-carrot-applesauce-muffins/

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    1. I can't click the link for some reasons but I remember a few years ago seeing that 100 days blog!

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  7. Made these today and the family loved them. I also love that with the applesauce and fruit and apple juice I could cut the sugar in half and still have them come out nice and sweet.

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    1. Great news that they liked these muffins! Yes they are quite sweet - I loosely packed the brown sugar. Glad they still worked out with it halved.

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