You know what I love about muffins? They are perfect little (or sometimes not so little) single-serving, portable snacks that you can pack a lot of goodies into. This muffin recipe is just that – which is why I have been making them for years!
If you haven’t been introduced to teff it is time to check it out! Teff is an iron-packed grain from Africa that is gaining popularity and accessibility as it is said to be the grain of choice for elite Ethiopian athletes. In addition to the benefits of easily absorbed iron, it also boasts high amounts of protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and calcium. Since many females in endurance sports can struggle to maintain adequate iron levels (vegan or not), adding teff to your diet is a great way to boost tissue iron levels ladies!
Nutrient dense muffins to be enjoyed at any time of day.
- 2 cups teff flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¾ cup orange juice
- ½ cup applesauce
- ½ cup agave nectar or maple syrup
- ⅓ cup melted virgin coconut oil
- ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional – I add a few on top of the muffins)
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 small tart apple, diced