Fruit and Nut Muffins

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These healthy and nutrient packed muffins are a delicious and nutrition filled snack! 

Recipe makes 12 large muffins.

Time commitment
 
Prep – 20 minutes

Bake time – 30 minutes

Cooling time – 20-30 minutes

Ingredients
 
1 orange, zested and juiced

1 lemon, zested and juiced

1 cup dates and/or dried figs, chopped

1 cup dried berries of choice (recommend non-irradiated, sulphite-free)

2 cups chopped nuts and/or seeds of choice (seeds only for nut-free)

¾ cup coconut flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

Pinch ground nutmeg

¼ tsp sea salt

5 eggs

1 ½ cups cooked, pureed pumpkin (canned works well)

3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

½ tsp baking soda

Kitchen utensils

citrus squeezer (optional)

measuring cups

measuring spoons

wooden spoon

muffin liners

standard muffin tin

Directions

1.    Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.    Line 12 muffin pans with paper liners.

3.    Place the juice, zest and dried fruit into a medium sized saucepan. 

4.    Cover and bring to the boil. 

5.    Simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking.

6.    Remove from heat.

7.    Add the coconut oil, vanilla and baking soda and mix well.

8.    Sift the coconut flour into a mixing bowl.

9.    Add the nuts and/or seeds and stir to combine.

10.    Add the cinnamon, ginger and salt.

11.    Add the eggs and mix until well combined.

12.    Add the mashed pumpkin.

13.    Add the fruit mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix well.

14.    Spoon the mixture evenly into your prepared muffin tins.

15.    Bake for 30-35 minutes.

16.    Cool in the tray for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Let cool for another 20-30 minutes.

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