Friday, October 24, 2014

Sweet Potato Muffins

First of all, I want to mention to you that this muffin recipe is suitable for babies starting with one year old. My point of view regarding cereals, formed after the opinion of Weston Price, the father of nutrition, is that this food category (even gluten free ones, even soaked ones) should not be introduced into the diet of a child, until after he reach the age of one year.

For bigger children, these muffins are perfect like a healthy snack for school lunch. So, the ingredients for this easy and healthy muffins recipe are below:

1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1 cup walnuts (soaked before 4 hours)
1 medium sweet potato (or 300 grams pumpkin)
organic eggs
coconut oil 50 grams

As you can see in the picture below, the gluten free flour used by me is a self-raising one, so I don't need any baking powder. 

First step is to cut the sweet potato in half and place it in an oven at 160 degrees Celsius or lower, to bake until a folk easily enter in it. When is ready, place it somewhere in the kitchen to cool. Later, when is a little cooled, take away the peel and smash it with a folk.

Until the potato is baked and cooled, grind the soaked walnuts in a food processor and mix them with the other ingredients: gluten free flour, eggs and coconut oil. 

About the coconut oil... if you usually keep it in fridge, you have two options to melt it: you take it out the fridge one hour before prepare the recipe, or you put it (as I did) in a small glass bowl in the oven near the potato, for a few minutes. 

No matter how you choose to melt the coconut oil :) finally mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl and add in the mashed sweet potato. Your mixture should look like this:

Then put the quantity of 2 teaspoons in each muffin paper cups ( from Ikea of course) and place them in a tray like mine, or in the special muffin pan if you have one. I have one, but today when I wanted to used it, I realized that I forgot it at my mother last week. 

Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. This is how the muffins look in the end!

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