These delicious muffins are a filling and healthy way to start your morning – way better than a donut or bowl of sugary cereal (thanks to the flax seed!). And since they’re not overly sweet, they make a nice accompaniment for dinner or lunch too – think cornbread, but with zucchini! The dark raisins give an unexpected sweet chewiness that’s really nice.
If you haven’t committed to a dairy-free, gluten-free or high-alkaline diet then some of these ingredients might not be on your pantry shelf.
- If you don’t have Sucanat sugar, you can substitute regular sugar.
- If you don’t have unsweetened applesauce, you can use regular sweetened applesauce – but then skip the added sugar altogether.
- If you don’t have clarified butter, you can substitute regular butter.
- Do try to get spelt flour though – otherwise you’re just making regular muffins! LOL
And finally, I prefer them as mini muffins, it’s easier to control your portion that way. Plus, they’re cute! But you could also do this recipe as loaves – mini or regular. Makes 12 large muffins or 36 minis.
6 T water
2 T ground flaxseed
1 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 c dark raisins
1 1/2 c grated zuucchini
1/3 c molasses
1/3 c Sucanat sugar
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
1/4 melted clarified butter (Ghee)
3 c spelt flour
1 T baking powder
2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (not iodized grocery store salt!)
Start your recipe by combining the water and flaxseed in a bowl large enough to add all the other wet ingredients. Soak the flaxseed for 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease your muffin pans.
After 10 minutes, add the wet ingredients to the flaxseed and water – the milk, raisins, zucchini, molasses, sugar, applesauce and melted butter.
In another large bowl combine all the dry ingredients – the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. After whisking them together, stir in the wet ingredients.
Spoon the batter into your prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
If you are making large muffins or loaves, they will take 10-15 minutes longer to cook.