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Apple Ginger Muffins

Apple Ginger Muffins

Serves: 24

Category: Breakfast
Author: James Rohrbacher

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Not only are these muffins packed with apples and walnuts and spiced with cinnamon and ginger, they also contain beans and greens! They freeze well, so make a batch and enjoy whenever you need a quick breakfast on-the-run.

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18 Medjool dates, pitted
1 1/2 cups coconut water
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats, ground into flour
1 1/2 cups millet, ground into flour
4 teaspoons sodium free baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
1/3 cup cooked garbanzo beans
3 1/2 cups chopped apples, divided
5 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's Apple Cinnamon Vinegar (or additional 1/4 cup non-dairy milk plus 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar)
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger, packed
1 cup chopped unsweetened, unsulfured dried apples
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
8 ounces shredded fresh or frozen kale


Soak the dates in the coconut water for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper liners and spray them very lightly with olive oil.

Whisk together the oat and millet flours, baking powder, baking soda, ground chia seeds, cinnamon and ground ginger in a small bowl.

In a high-powered blender, puree the dates and the soaking coconut water, the non-dairy milk, garbanzo beans, 1 1/2 cups of the chopped apples, Apple Cinnamon Vinegar, and the grated fresh ginger until smooth. Pour into a large mixing bowl and stir in the remaining chopped fresh apples and the dried apples, the walnuts and the kale until evenly distributed. Then fold in the flour mixture just until combined. Do not over mix.

Fill the muffin tins almost full and bake for 50-60 minutes, rotating in the oven after 35 minutes. They are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the muffin tins on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the tins to the wire rack and cool completely.

Refrigerate or freeze in ziploc bags.

Calories 203; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 38 g; Sugars 17 g; Total Fat 5 g; Saturated Fat 0.6 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 84 mg; Fiber 5.2 g; Beta-Carotene 894 ug; Vitamin C 13 mg; Calcium 94 mg; Iron 3.7 mg; Folate 26 ug; Magnesium 45 mg; Potassium 386 mg; Zinc 0.6 mg; Selenium 1.4 ug

Comments (8):



01/17/2018 09:02 PM

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17 grams of sugar per serving?  I know it's not added sugar, but that still seems kind of on the high side.


01/18/2018 01:09 PM

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I have regular dates and date pieces.  What is the weight of one your medjool dates?  The internet says one date equal 24 gm, so this recipe would require 432 gm according to that information.  Would it be possible for you to use gram measure rather than "each" in your recipe's?  


01/18/2018 01:12 PM

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Another way to weigh.... ounces.  According to the same internet page, one Medjool date equals 0.85 oz, so the date component for your recipe is nearly a pound of dates, or 15.3 ounces.  Seems like a lot of dates, but ??  Hope you will respond ... thanks!

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09/07/2018 03:52 PM

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That is a lot of dates!!!  

When I see a recipie with too much of something, I just put in less of that particular ingredient.  


02/02/2018 07:31 AM

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These are quite tasty! I will not make them often because Medjool dates can be expensive. They are a little hard to work with too. I wish there was a way to substitute Date Suger instead. 



02/19/2018 05:34 PM

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These are just wonderful! They are labor intensive but worth it if you have the time. Super yummy!



11/21/2018 10:15 PM

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Does anyone know the texture of the finished muffins- are these very dense or chewy?  Tx.


05/12/2019 03:19 PM

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I doubled the spices to give it a real kick.  I wish they were a tad sweeter.  They were fun to make and have a great flavor, but I couldn’t get the right muffin consistency - they came out pretty dense and sticky for me.  


12/07/2019 06:51 PM

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For how many muffins is the caloric value?