Prune and Orange Muffins

I love making these muffins! They are high in fibre and iron, sugar free and can be made without wheat and dairy too!

Ingredients

  • 280g pitted prunes, roughly chopped (preservative free)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 vanilla pod, scraped or 1tsp natural vanilla essence
  • 40g butter and 40g coconut oil (or you can use rice bran or macadamia oil)
  • 1/2tsp bicarbonate soda (aluminium free)
  • 1/4 cup rice milk
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 2 large or 3 small eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups wholegrain flour (wheat or spelt)
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 3tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius and grease a 12 hole muffin tin with oil and flour.
  2. In a small saucepan, place the prunes, orange juice and rind, vanilla,water and butter/oils. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and allow to cool slightly, then add bicarbonate soda and stir through.
  4. In a bowl, sift flour and baking soda. Add oat bran and make a well in the middle.
  5. To the prune mix, add honey and rice milk. Stir through. Once the mix is cool enough to touch stir through egg yolks.
  6. Add wet mix to dry ingredients in the bowl, and stir gently until well combined.
  7. Spoon mix into muffin tray. Place in the oven and bake for20-30 minutes, or until you stick a skewer in and it comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let muffins sit in the tray for a few minutes, before removing and placing on a cooling rack.
TIP: If you are using rice bran or macadamia oil, add with the honey and rice milk, not at the start.