I laugh at how often I've posted lately; I really have been doing lots of things other than baking, eating, and blogging, I swear! But, I baked these up this morning, some for me and some for a friend, and they were really good, so I felt compelled to write up a post before heading off for the day.
CARDAMOM PRUNE TEFF MILLET MUFFINS
yield: 8 muffins
1 c teff flour
SOAK THE FLOURS >>>
- Sift together flours in a large bowl. Add spices and salt, whisk to mix well. Add water and apple cider vinegar and stir, forming a thick dough.
- Cover and let sit for 12-24 hours at room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 400* F, and prepare muffin pan. Put water on to boil.
- Place 1/2 c. boiling water, 4 whole prunes, and 1 Tbsp flax meal in a blender. Put cover on blender, and let mixture sit for about 5 minutes to soften the prunes and let flax absorb liquid. Then blend on high until mixture is totally smooth and thick.
- While prunes are softening, finely mince the remaining 4 prunes, and coat prune pieces with a little millet flour to prevent sticking and sinking. Set prune pieces aside.
- Melt coconut oil to liquid. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, blended prune/flax mixture, and vanilla until evenly combined.
- Uncover dough, and break apart with your hands so there are lots of small pieces. Add prune/oil mixture to dough and mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Taste the batter, and adjust any spices as necessary.
- Dissolve baking powder in 1 1/2 T hot water (it will foam!) and add immediately to batter, stirring a couple times very quickly and gently. Add minced prune, and stir only until combined. Do not over mix!
- Spoon immediately into muffin tin and place in oven. Bake at 400* F for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Omit apple cider vinegar
- Mix all dry ingredients (flours, spices, salt, and baking soda) together.
- Add 3/4 + 1 1/2 T warm water to dry ingredients first, then mix in prune/oil/vanilla mixture, then add prune pieces.
- Bake as directed.