Lettuce Discuss… Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Poppy

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time:  25 minutes
Total time:  40 minutes
Serves: 12 muffins

Zesty… Sweet… Moist…

Ingredients

1 ½ Cups Gluten Free Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

¼ teaspoon Sea Salt

1 Cup Raw Sugar

2 Egg Replacer

½ Cup Vegan Butter

½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

½ Cup Butter Milk (1 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice mixed with Almond Milk)

¼ Cup Almond Milk

2 Lemons for the Rind

1 Tablespoon of Poppy Seeds

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees f. (Gas mark 4)

Line muffin baking pan with paper or foil liners (If you are using paper liner we suggest applying a drop of olive oil and coat the paper liner to avoid batter sticking).

Prepare the 2 Egg Replacer in a small bowl and set aside.

In a medium bowl add the Gluten Free Flour, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, and Raw Sugar, mix well. Add the 2 Egg Replacer, Vegan Butter, Vanilla Extract, Butter Milk and Almond Milk, mix well.

Take the 2 Lemons and grate the peel take the rind of both and add this to the mixture, Next, add 1 Tablespoon of Poppy Seeds (More if you desire).

Take one scoop (we use an ice cream scooper) of mixture and place in prepared cupcake liner. We add a few drops (2-3 drops) of fresh lemon juice on top of each muffin and an extra sprinkle of Poppy Seeds for additional flavor!

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool and NO ICING FROSTING NEEDED! 

ENJOY!

Lettuce Discuss… Health Benefits!  
One teaspoon of poppy seeds has 4 percent of the recommended daily intake of both calcium and phosphorus, which combine to form the mineral used to build bones. You’ll also get 0.3 milligrams of Iron from a teaspoon of poppy seeds. In addition, you definitely need to consume the daily requirement because your body doesn’t store zinc and it must be available to fill significant jobs. Zinc is needed to support the structure of proteins and for the production and development of new cells. A zinc deficiency impairs your immune system because fewer immune-regulating and bacteria-fighting cells are produced. Men should consume 11 milligrams and women need 8 milligrams of zinc daily. One teaspoon of poppy seeds has 0.2 milligrams or 2 percent of the daily intake for men and 3 percent for women.
An easy way to add poppy seeds to your diet is by mixing them into salad dressings or sprinkling them into Gluten-Free pancakes.  

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For more information on Health Benefits- Poppy Seeds click the following links.

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-poppy-seeds-5632.html

 

 

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Lettuce Discuss… Pumpkin Spice Muffins

PS_Muffins
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time:  20 minutes
Total time:  35 minutes
Author: Lettuce Discuss… Hema & Mako
Recipe type: Vegan Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Cuisine:  American
Serves: 12 muffins

Delicious… Extraordinary… Heavenly Moist…

Ingredients

1 ½ Cups Gluten Free Self Raising White Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

¼ teaspoon Sea Salt

1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of Homemade Pumpkin Spice

1 Cup Almond Milk

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Egg Replacer

1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

½ Cup Brown Muscovado Cane Sugar

For an added delicious flavor, we made Apple Pumpkin Spice Muffins & Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Muffins!
For these you will need the following extras.

1 Apple

1 Tablespoon Vegan Butter

1 Dark Chocolate Bar

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. (Gas mark 5)

Line muffin baking pan with paper or foil liners. (If you are using paper liner we suggest applying a drop of olive oil to the paper liner to avoid batter sticking).

Prepare the 1 Egg Replacer in a small bowl and set aside.

Chop the Dark Chocolate Bar into bite sized pieces.

Chocolate

Peel, core, and chop the Apple into small pieces. Sautee apple pieces in 1 Tablespoon of Vegan Butter, add 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice. Cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.

Apple

In a medium bowl add the Gluten Free Flour, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, and 1 Tablespoon of the Pumpkin Spice, mix well. Add Almond Milk, Olive Oil, Egg Replacer, Vanilla Extract, and Brown Sugar, mix well.

Spoon Pumpkin Spice batter into muffin tin liners, filling ¼ full, add a spoon full of Apple mixture and top with more Pumpkin Spice batter. Do the same with the Dark Chocolate.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, use a toothpick to check if the muffins are cooked, pierce the muffin and if it comes out clean they’re done. If not, cook for a further few minutes at a time until they are cooked.

Cool and store in refrigerator.

 ENJOY!

 

Lettuce Discuss… Health Benefits!

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. The possible health benefits associated with apples are, improving neurological health, preventing dementia, reducing your risk of stroke, lowering levels of bad cholesterol, reducing your risk of diabetes, and warding off breast cancer.

Dark Chocolate is loaded with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants. Quality dark chocolate is rich in Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese. The bioactive compounds in cocoa can improve blood flow in the arteries and cause a small but statistically significant decrease in blood pressure… plus many more benefits.

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For more information on Health Benefits- Apples and Dark Chocolate click the following links.

 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267290.php

 http://authoritynutrition.com/7-health-benefits-dark-chocolate/