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05-05-2007, 12:54 PM
Is it possible to make raw muffins? Slightly sweet or fruity breads are a real SAD favorite of mine - and so far my dehydrator cracker and bread recipes aren't as satisfying. Since raw oats are available through Alissa's store, I was wondering about using them. I probably am craving the combination of chewiness and taste of standard muffins.
05-05-2007, 12:57 PM
It is possible to make pretty much anything you can think of with raw food! I wish I could offer a recipe, but I have none. I am sure that there are so many people here with some great raw muffin recipes they could point you to!
05-05-2007, 01:01 PM
In Alissa's book pages 338-339 she has two recipes. One is morning muffins and the second is apple currant muffins.
Those cravings of wanting that taste and texture won't be totally met by raw. I think folks are stunned that foods (a lot of them) are called something, but don't have that texture I guess it is as the SAD/CRAP version. Once you are raw for a good while the raw will taste way better then the other version. There are however a lot of foods that taste very similar to the other version. Remember what Revvell says, PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD!
05-05-2007, 01:03 PM
You can make "flour" by sprouting/dehydrating oat groats or wheat berries, and then grinding them in a coffee grinder. That's my only suggestion. Use raw applesauce as a binder? I don't know.
05-05-2007, 01:06 PM
Oh yeah! Buckwheat too sprouted, dehydrated and ground makes a rawsome flour. And Alissa's oats as it, ground in a coffee grinder works and makes a great flour. The possiblities are endless! It's fun!
There is also a recipe here on RFT for muffins that have the same texture / better taste as SAD. Don't remember who posted it. Seems like the base was blended bananas. Will look.
Here it is:
I made the apple cherry tart from the Green Chef website and had lots of left overs and somehow came up with this. These muffins are really great! let me know .
CHERRY APPLE MUFFINS with Cherry SAUCE
1/2 Cup Agave Syrup
1/2 Cup Dried Cherries
2 TB Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Put in VItamix to make a sauce- may need to add more water or agave.
2. Then make the Apple & Dried Cherry Filling
In a large bowl put:
4 to 6 large Apples/ cut up small (Get different varieties of apples)
1 Cup Dried Cherries/ no sulfur
1 TB or more Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
3. Then add the Cherry sauce to the Filling and let it sit for a little while mixing it all together with a spoon.
4. Then add the mixture (the filling and the sauce) to the Vitamix and add half of a banana and a teaspoon of coconut oil
6. Oil the muffin tray with coconut oil
7. Put tray in the Vitamix and let dehydrate.
8. I had mine in for 4 hours then was able to take out of tray and put on mesh sheets.
They are the consistency of a baked muffin. I was shocked!
05-05-2007, 01:21 PM
Yum-oh - thanks Doe. These sound really good!
05-05-2007, 01:24 PM
WAIT - there's a typo - put tray in the Vitamix. I think that should say dehydrator (Excalibur) and dehydrate????
05-05-2007, 02:25 PM
What clever ideas everyone has! I appreciate all the ideas. Just got a coffee grinder last night so will order some oats and experiment. The cherry apple muffin recipe sounds delicious - have to try it too!
05-06-2007, 09:01 PM
Sprouted soft wheatberries are sweet and dough-like. Run them through your champion or other juicer on a blank and it is TOTALLY pastry dough! :-)
05-10-2007, 02:57 PM
I've made the apple cherry muffins and they are really great. Thanks for correcting the typo too :)
I also have a recipe for scones, let me know if you want that.
05-10-2007, 03:22 PM
This book has a lot of simple muffin recipes, if I remember correctly. No great pictures, but lots of recipes and with not a ton of fancy ingredients. ;)
06-13-2009, 12:40 AM
Hi, all. I promised my son muffins for b'fast on his camping trip. With dehydrating times as they are, I need it to work the first time.
First, does this use regular big muffin tins? Or the mini muffins?
Next, does anyone know how many the recipe makes?
Finally, can someone help me please with some substitutions for the recipe in this thread?
I don't have:
Agave Syrup (how sweet and thick is it?)
I have honey. I do have some raw cherries I can pit. I have various dried fruits. (Cranberries sweetened; a mix with apples, peaches, pears, apricots, prunes, figs, plums; and I have about a cup of dates.) The only cold pressed oil I have is olive which might have a strong flavor. Wait, I have some walnut oil but I don't know if it's cold pressed/raw.
What would you do? Thanks! (Hoping someone is around.)
06-13-2009, 03:40 AM
There was a cupcake recipe not long ago. I also recently made chocolate cupcakes by putting dates, walnuts and cacao in the food processor to form a dough and then pressing it into mini muffin molds (a regular sized muffin made like this would be about 2000 calories so you need the mini ones). These also don't need to be dehydrated, just press into muffin pans and it's done.
I'd have to get back to you with the proportions if you want let me know.
I'll also try the cherry one posted above but there's something I don't understand, it says to make 2 seperate mixes, and then to blend them together, what's the reason for making them separate and then blending together? Why not put all ingredients in the blender and blend just once? Or am I missing something?
Soose: That link brings right back to this very thread.
06-13-2009, 04:52 AM
I would have thought if you did them carrot cake style they would be good, maybe play with the ratio... carrot pulp, almond flour...then add liquid of choice for flavour..blueberry ganache, chocolate...or could play with some nut butters.
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