4.03.2011

banana berry spelt and oatmeal muffins

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I recently received a Whole Foods gift card to put toward the purchase of 365 Everyday Value frozen fruits and veggies to sample. I have to say, I was amazed at just how reasonable the prices were...even the organic choices. There were so many great choices too, it was tough to narrow down my selections.

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In the end I chose mixed berries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries (not pictured), peas and carrots, haricots verts and good ol' broccoli. So far I've tried the broccoli, the raspberries and the blueberries. I have found the taste and quality to be fantastic! I love knowing I am getting good eats at a great price!

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I used my raspberries and blueberries in these lovely spelt muffins. As I've mentioned a few times in recent posts, I'm trying to stay away from wheat. I'm hoping that I may be able to tolerate spelt in small quantities. Spelt is in the wheat family but is easier to digest than wheat and breaks down differently in the body. Many people with sensitivity to wheat are able to tolerate spelt.

Banana Berry Spelt and Oatmeal Muffins
by theUngourmet

Makes about 16 muffins

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1 3/4 cups spelt flour
1 cup quick cooking oats (I used Bob's Red Mill gluten-free oats)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp ground golden flax
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 mashed ripe banana
3/4 cup whole milk (I used lactose free milk)
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup honey
1 cup berries fresh or frozen (I used a mix of frozen 365 Everyday Value blueberries and raspberries)

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffins pans with some cutesy liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together the spelt flour, oats, brown sugar, flax salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, banana, milk, oil, vanilla and honey.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined. Fold in the berries.

Fill muffin liners to 3/4 full and bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into muffins comes out clean.

I was so thrilled that these came out so nicely. My husband was using my computer to do our taxes the morning I made these muffins so I couldn't hop on to look up a recipe. I managed to put them together with No Recipe whatsoever. I just wrote down quantities as I went along to be sure I could recall them later on. Isn't that fun?! Have you done this before? Did you have a positive experience? Please share! ;)

If you have a Whole Foods in you area be sure to look for the 365 Everyday Value labels throughout the store.


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20 comments:

Ana Rita said...

This looks and sounds delicious...the cups are also lovelly!

Kisses,
Rita

Hovkonditorn said...

Looks delicious!

Julie said...

I'm impressed that you were able to just put these together! When it comes to baking, I'm helpless without a recipe...but you did wonderfully! You've got me wanting to try spelt :)

Jennifurla said...

They look just fabulous.

Joanne said...

The whole foods line of frozen berries is INSANELY good. So sweet and fresh flavored! These muffins sound delicious!

Randi Troxell said...

looks awesome.. but i also LOVE the cupcake papers too... so sweet!!!

Holly said...

YUM!!! These look delish and pretty with those polka dots-I'm a sucker for polka dots;) LOVE whole foods stores

5 Star Foodie said...

These muffins sound wonderful with all the berries and very healthy too!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I WISH there was a Whole Foods nearby, but the closest one is about ninety minutes away. :( Your muffins look great! :)

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

This is a healthy and nutritious treat! Gorgeous presentation-love the muffin cups!

The Blonde Duck said...

These look great!

pigpigscorner said...

wow that's great! I find baking a bit tricky and I always need a 'template' =P

Natalie said...

I've never baked with spelt before but now I want to try. We've been loving muffins lately and these look great!

Nicole said...

Made these this morning! So yummy! I decided to soak the spelt flour overnight in coconut milk and a couple TB raw apple cider vinegar to help digestion even further(had to use more milk in order to get everything wet). I also used evap. cane sugar instead of brown and raw agave instead of honey(only because I'm out at the moment). I used the frozen marion berries I had on hand and it turned out so yummy! We are enjoying them as I type this! I just love your blog and that you are exploring more digestion friendly treats! Give soaking a try and it may help your tummy. :)

Pam said...

I wish I had one of these for breakfast right now... yum.

Megan said...

These look incredible. I love the berry combo.

Victor said...

Looks so delicious. Lovely pics!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Such delicious muffins! I wish we had a Whole Foods around here. I love that place!

Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean said...

This is so funny, I had a hardcore muffin craving the other day which was seriously dampened by the calorie listings at a local restaurant. If they want customers to buy their muffins, probably don't advertise their 600+ cal consequence! Anyway, yours look super healthy, I'm going to make these soon!

Magic of Spice said...

I have not checked out the Whole Foods frozen section yet, but I will now. Your muffins look fantastic :)

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