Sunday, September 02, 2007

Walnut Orange Muffins

This is another one I dug out of our pile of recipe clippings recently. It was vegan to start with but I tweaked it just a little. The original recipe is from a local bakery called Our Daily Bread that I don't think is open any more.

If you're looking for a light fluffy muffin, just keep looking because these are pretty dense. Their lack of fluffiness can be forgiven though because they're packed full of all kinds of good-for-you stuff.

2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. flax seeds
1 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. dried cherries
1/2 c. golden raisins
1/2 c. orange juice
zest of 1 orange
1 c. apple sauce
1/4 c. canola oil
1/2 c. agave

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together (through raisins). In another bowl, mix remaining ingredients together then add to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Portion out into muffin tins (you can fill them to the top because these won't rise very much) and bake for 40-45 minutes. Makes 12-14 muffins.


bazu said...

Oh, what a wonderful flavor combination. And I'm more of a dense than fluffy lover, so perfect!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

i love a dense muffin. keeps you filled up longer.

Johanna3 said...

they looks so good, thanks ofr the recipe!

Karen said...

yum... great for a sunday brunch!