Sunday, April 7, 2013

Daniel Fast Chocolate Sweet Potato Steel Cut Oat Muffins

MMMMMMMMM... these are REALLY good !!  I love the sweet potato  taste combined with the chocolate !  They have  a chewy texture from the steel cut oats.  I could have called them spicy chocolate sweet potato  muffins ... they are definitely not bland with all the spices. 

As with all Daniel Fast muffins, since you can not use baking powder or baking soda,  they do not rise like "regular" muffins - resulting in a denser muffin.  These muffins are better the day after they are made.  Actually, I think ALL muffins taste better the day after they are made !! I also liked them warmed a little in the microwave, and sometimes I put peanut butter on them after warmed in the microwave.
1 cup Steel Cut Oats  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 cup wheat flour or Spelt Flour
2 tsp corn starch
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp garam masala
2 Tbsp Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup date syrup 
1 and 1/4 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1 tsp vanilla 
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large very ripe bananas, mashed (if your bananas are smaller, you will probably need to increase the liquid by 2-4 Tbsp)

Mix date syrup, mashed sweet potatoes, vanilla, applesauce and mashed bananas in one bowl. 

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  

I like using the silicone bakeware for my muffins.  The muffins  come out so easily and I don't need to grease the pan.  My favorites are:   Casabella Silicone Standard Muffin PanCasabella Silicone Large Muffin Pan, Casabella Jumbo Muffin Cups.

The OXO Large Scoop  is GREAT for scooping out batter into the muffin pan.  It is MUCH neater than when I used a spoon to scoop the batter into the pan - I no longer get batter all over the muffin pan !!!

Estimated Nutritional Value per muffin based on 12 muffins:  Calories 123, Total Fat .8g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 2mg, Carbs 27.7g, Fiber 2.5g, Sugars 7.5g, Protein 3.2g

He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psalm 23:3 (KJV)

No comments :

Post a Comment

THANKS for visiting Pink-Vegan Blog and leaving a comment !!!! Your comments are appreciated !!!!