Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Tasty and healthful. They're very moist and will change your opinion about spelt! I often change the fruit I add to this recipe, depending upon what I have. Shredded carrot and raisin is a great combo, or crystalized ginger and pear, or apple walnut, etc. Recipe works well without the banana, too.
- 2 1⁄3 cups spelt flour
- 1⁄4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 eggs, beaten or 2 egg substitute
- 1 ripe banana, mashed in a pyrex measuring cup
- 1⁄4 cup applesauce or 1⁄4 cup yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄4 cup raisins (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup nuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add the eggs, applesauce or yogurt, vanilla, honey, and buttermilk to the mashed banana.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir. Do not overmix.
- Combine the fruit and nuts with the batter.
- Fill oiled muffin cups 3/4 full.
- Sprinkle tops of muffins with additional flax seed meal and bake for 15-20 minutes.
These are amazing! I have never baked with spelt and thought I would try this recipe... I didn't really know what to expect and I was so happy with the results. I used the applesauce and real eggs as well as ground ginger in place of nutmeg and about 1.5 bananas. Also didn't have raisins so I used dried cranberries. The flavour and texture are so good I can't believe there's no oil in this recipe. I will definitely make these again... and probably double the batch!
These turned out great! I had to leave out the ground flax seeds as we didn't have any, but I added a lot of extras such as shredded carrot, crystalized ginger, dried cranberries, nuts and raisins. Also subbed soy milk for the buttermilk. Thanks for posting, would make it again.
These were good but mine were dry by the second day (properly stored, even). I'm going to give them another shot since they worked for others and they were so good on the first day.