Monday, June 1, 2009

Chimp favorites

This week the chimps have been loving the Cinnamon Cranberry Flax Muffins we have been serving with hot tea. Try them out they are amazing!

Cinnamon Cranberry Flax Muffins

1 c whole fresh cranberries
1 1/4 cup ground flax seed meal
3 tbs cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
4 large eggs, beaten (or egg replacement)
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tbs vanilla
2 tbs grated orange peel
3/4 c chopped walnuts or pecans (optional for topping)

Preheat oven to 350F
Butter muffin tins. Makes from 12-24 muffins - paper liners will stick not suggested

1. Pour boiling water over cranberries. Let set for 5 min. and pour off water.
2. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients (not cranberries yet) separately, then mix together.
3. Let mixture stand for 10 min to thicken.
4. Fold in cranberries
5. Fill each muffin cup about half way and sprinkle with nuts.

Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Each muffin has 2 grams of effective carbohydrates plus 6 grams of fibre and 6 grams of protein.

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