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.
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!
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
Makes about 16 muffins
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
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.