Today was another chilly day on the Bay, so my kids and I decided to go through one of our new cookbooks and dive into a cozy baking adventure. We came across a recipe we all agreed on and adapted our personal version from a recipe in the Easy Ayurveda Cookbook. It’s an excellent cookbook with over 125 recipes to create in 30 minutes or less crafted from a 5000 year old Hindu-based system of healing and holistic lifestyle.
Our plan was to make them for breakfast muffins, but you can have them whenever you want. They are specified for those with a pitta dosha, but it doesn’t really matter unless you are in the process of balancing your constitution. We say just give them a try — they are delish!
Coconut oil spray
2 cups oat or barley flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground fennel
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 egg (or substitute for vegans)
3/4 cup maple syrup
Zest and juice of 1 naval orange
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup apple sauce (we just put a few apples and water in our vitamix)
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup of dark chocolate baking chunks (Whole Foods has a 365 bag that is 67% cacao)
2 oz hemp seeds
1 scoop of Amazing Grass Peanut Butter Protein Powder (optional, but so good)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Spray muffin pan with coconut oil spray
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground fennel, cardamom, hemp seeds and optional protein powder.
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg, maple syrup, orange zest and orange juice, coconut oil, vanilla, apple sauce, zucchini,
- Mix everything together.
- Spoon into muffin pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Don’t eat all at once! – Savor each bite.