Fruit Flax n Nut Muffins

Fruit n Flax Muffin with Ginger

 

 

 

 

Looking for a nutritious grab n go way to kick start your morning?

These muffins are packed with inflammation fighting ingredients, are high in omega 3’s, fiber and antioxidants making them a terrific way to start the day. This recipe uses applesauce, pineapple and carrots making these incredibly moist and full of flavor. Flax is a powerhouse of nutrition, fiber and omega 3’s. Olive oil and walnuts also provide omega 3’s making these such an excellent start to your morning. You can mix and match your ingredients by what you have on hand for fruit and nuts.
 

This recipe yields 18 large or 24 small muffins. I often individually wrap and freeze most of them. Makes for a really easy grab and go breakfast that can be thrown into your backpack or lunch bag and then enjoyed as is when thawed. How easy is that!

Flax Fruit and Nut Breakfast Muffins
1 ¾ cup white flour
¾ cup whole wheat or spelt flour
¾ cup flax meal
½ – ¾ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3 eggs beaten
½ cup apple sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
½ cup milk
¾ cup diced pineapple
2 ½ cups grated carrots
¾ cup walnuts, chopped
½ cup golden raisins (optional)
1 teaspoon candied ginger on top (optional)

Method:
Preheat oven to 375°F line muffin tins with liners or spray with cooking spray.
Combine dry ingredients well in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl combine the eggs, applesauce, oil and milk.
Stir in the pineapple and applesauce to the wet mixture then add all to the dry ingredients; stirring just until combined.
Fold in the grated carrots, nuts and raisins. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or just until lightly browned.

Arthritis Kitchen Tip:

This is a terrific recipe for anyone interested in eating foods that can assist in reducing inflammation in the body. Flax, walnuts, cinnamon and pineapple are noted for the ability to reduce inflammation. Eating food like this can only do a body good.

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Posted on April 4, 2013, in Anti-imflammatory ingredients, Foods Known to Help Arthritis, Recipes / Cooking. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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