This week I made muffins. And they were good. I wanted to make something sweet and savory, using the many herbs I have planted on my fire escape garden. This is what I came up with:
You will need:
1/2 cup lime juice
1/3 cup coconut oil or butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 Tbs. almond butter
2 cups whole grain flour(I used whole wheat pastry)
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 to 1 cup of nut or seed of your choice(I used almonds and walnuts, finely chopped)
2 to 3 heaping handfuls of fresh garden herbs(I used basil, sage, lemon balm and mint)
sliced almonds to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil or add cupcake papers to a 12-cup muffin pan. Put the lime juice, oil, syrup and almond butter in a medium bowl and whisk until well combined. Mix the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl until well combined. Add the lime juice mixture and combine, using as few strokes as possible…do not over mix. Fold in the herbs and nuts.
Spoon the batter into the muffin pan evenly so you have twelve muffins. Sprinkle with nut or seed of your choice. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean(approximately 20 minutes). Let the muffins cool for a few minutes before removing them from the pan.