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Spelt Flour Strawberry Muffins (Wheat-free)

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This Saturday Joey & I took our niece, Sara,  strawberry picking.  It was her first time and she had a good time.  It probably also helps she loves strawberries, and Joey…and me of course. We ended up with 30 lbs, and sent about 7 lbs home with Sara.  After deciding to freeze what we couldn’t eat, we made jam and then I was wanting to do some baking with them.

Sara and Joey working hard
Sara and Joey working hard
Beautiful, ripe, berries
Beautiful, ripe, berries

 

After a bit of thinking I settled on strawberry muffins. I like using whole spelt flour as opposed to something like whole wheat.  The addition of the oat flour and coconut flour give these muffins a nice texture.  I also learned, after my muffins came out looking a little deflated, that my baking powder was almost a year expired!  So check the expiration date on your baking powder.  The best part about these is you can make them vegan with using any non-dairy milk.

What you need:

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour, if you don’t have this you could use more oat flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (you can make this in your food processor with oats)
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 tsps baking powder
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 1.5 cups milk or non-dairy substitute like soy milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups diced strawberries

This recipe yields 24 muffins, filled 2/3 full. You could easily halve it.

Method:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix dry ingredients in a larger bowl, set aside.  Mix wet ingredients well in separate bowl.  Slowly combine wet to dry, mix until just combined.  Fold in strawberries.  Pour into muffin tins to about 2/3 full.  Bake for about 20 minutes.  You will know they are done when they are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly.

 

Hopefully your baking soda isn’t expired and they done “fall”.  They are still tasty though. These are good alone or with a little butter. Enjoy!

Strawberry Spelt Muffins