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Cherry Dark Chocolate Spelt Muffins

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

16-19 minutes until top springs back quickly to the touch

Servings:

10 Muffins

About the Recipe

Ingredients

DRY INGREDIENTS


1 cup Einkorn flour

1/2 cup Spelt flour

1/2 cup Almond flour (finely ground up almonds)

½ teaspoon cinnamon


WET INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup cream

1/2 cup whole milk

2 eggs, large

¼ teaspoon almond extract

2 teaspoons baking powder alumimum-free

½ teaspoon sea salt, fine

1/3 cup coconut sugar


1/3 cup coconut oil, gently melted if not liguid


OTHER

1 cup sweet cherries, frozen, pitted and halved

1/3 cup dark chocolate pieces (60% or higher)

Preparation

Step 1 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. 360F if using convection fan

  • Melt coconut oil in small saucepan if not already liguid

  • Chop frozen cherries in half, removing any pits

  • Place muffin pan with either 6 or 12 on a baking sheet

Step 2

  • In a 2 cup glass measuring pitcher add WET ingredients, cream, milk, 2 eggs, coconut sugar, almond extract, baking powder and salt.  Blend together with the whisk.  

Step 3

  • In a separate bow,  add DRY ingredients: einkorn, spelt and almond flours, cinnamon.  Blend with the whisk until combined.

Step 4

  • Add WET ingredients to the bowl with the flours and fold together with a spatula until just combined.

  • Pour in coconut oil.  Fold into the mixture with a spatula.

  • Fold in chopped cherries and chocolate pieces.

Step 5

  • Using an ice cream scoop or 1/3 cup measuring cup, fill muffin cups until ¾ full.

  • Bake for 16-19 minutes until top springs back quickly to the touch. Let rest for 5 minutes in pan before taking them out.

Baking Tools for Recipe

  • MUFFIN PAN - silicone or aluminum.  If aluminum, brush some melted butter on inside or use silicone muffin cups in tray.  Alternatively, scoop batter directly into silicone muffin baking tray.

  • MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS

  • WHISK

  • SPATULA

  • MEDIUM MIXING BOWL

  • GLASS MEASURING CUP

  • BAKING TRAY to place muffin tray onto



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