These yummy muffins by Clove Food are made from super food cardamon, which is brilliant for digestion, colds and flu and provides a whole host of other healthy benefits. I made these last weekend and they’re absolutely delicious.

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 50g/1.8oz/generous 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 200g/7oz/1.5 cups spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cardamon **

Wet Ingredients:

  • 240ml/240g/8.5oz almond milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 60ml/60g/2oz coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 65ml/93g/3.3oz honey

Fruit:

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 80g/2.8oz/3/4 cups blueberries
  • 50g/1.8oz/1/3 cup chopped dates

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
  2. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with large muffin cases.
  3. Put the oats into a blender and pulse until they resemble a coarse flour. You want there still to be some chunks of oats in there that have roughly quartered in size. Transfer to a bowl and sift in the remaining dry ingredients and combine together.
  4. Next, put all of the wet ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined.
  5. Peel the banana and mash it with a fork on a flat surface, add it to the wet ingredients and whisk through. Then stir through the blueberries (keeping about 12 aside to press into the tops before baking) and chopped dates.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and using a metal spoon, gently fold everything together until incorporated.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared muffin tin so that the mixture comes about two-thirds up the sides of the muffin cases.
  8. Sprinkle some coconut palm or Demerara sugar over the top of each muffin along with some added oats. Press a couple of the blueberries that you have kept back into the top of each muffin. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Notes

** Sometimes it can be hard to find ground cardamon, so if I can’t find any, I just put about two tablespoons of whole cardamon pods into a blender. If you have a good blender it should blitz it into a fine powder. If your blender is not so strong, it should get half way there. All you then need to do is put the almost powder through a sift and then be able to discard any husks/larger chunks that have not been powdered by the blender.

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