It's a rainy Saturday here in Vancouver, which I am not complaining as I think we are the only place in Vancouver that is not freezing. We are 10 degrees Celsius today and I think my hometown is closer to -29. Yikes! One of the many reasons why I say West is the Best!! :)
So I woke up feeling like I wanted to bake something today and I wanted it to be healthy. I have been working on increasing my fibre content to support my slow/stagnant digestion from little bean so I thought what better than juicing the leftover veggies and fruit in my fridge and make some muffins.
It's been a while since I made these and I change up the recipe every time. So this time I figured I would record the ingredients and take some pictures. They are not the best pictures as my lighting isn't the best in this apartment but something I want to work on for 2018.
I hope you enjoy :)
- 1 cup of pulp from your juicer
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
- 3 Tbls of coconut oil - I find it easier to use when it is melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup of Bob Red Mill GF pancake mix - I find this easier than having to use GF flour, baking soda, baking powder...etc.
- 1 tsp cinnamon - or more if you really like the flavour like me
- 1/2 cup of cranberries - I had these left over from Christmas but you can use walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds etc.
- Pumpkin seeds to put on top (optional)
Note - I used carrots, beets, clementines, and ginger in my juice today. You can mix this up with different fruits and vegetables according to your preference. I like mixing up the fruit with pear or apple or oranges.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray or grease your muffin pan with coconut oil
- In a bowl mix together the juice pulp, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and vanilla
- Add the pancake mix and cinnamon to the bowl and mix
- Add the cranberries, nuts, seeds...etc
- Spoon into your muffin pan and bake for 25-30 minutes (depending on your oven power). Check at 20 minutes with a toothpick inserted in the middle. If it comes out wet then cook for another 5 minutes and check again until the toothpick comes out dry.
- Cool on wire rack
- Top with grass-fed butter, coconut butter or nut butter along with your juice.
Many people don't know the recommended fibre intake for men is 38 grams and women is 25 grams. The typical American diet has most people not reaching these values which can contribute to digestive issues, constipation, heart disease, obesity and even cancer.
If you are not feeling as well as you know you could, take a look at your fibre intake and see if there is room to increase it. Be cautious of how much fibre you increase quickly as it can be hard on the digestion to go from zero to a hundred. Slow increases daily will allow your digestive system to work with it the best way to support your health.