Apple Spice Hemp Muffins

15 March, 2019

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Moist, lightly spiced muffins with the added nutrition of hemp hearts. These are easy and quick, and sure to please both kids and adults....!!!
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Why Hemp Hearts ? 
Hemp Hearts are nutty and sweet like pine nuts but offer a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Flax and chia seeds share the omega-3 benefits, but when they get wet, their mucilage fibre gets slippery and sticky. Hemp’s crunchy yet creamy texture makes it the most versatile vegan omega-3 source. Try it in soup instead of dairy to add creaminess. Its high protein content makes it a perfect addition to meal replacement bars, cereal, porridge, salads, pesto, pasta, dressings, sauces, smoothies, desserts and side dishes.

Hemp seeds contain Omega-3 essential fatty acids necessary for muscle and joint repair. They also have all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form. Three tablespoons (30 g) of hemp hearts contain ten grams of protein — more than the amount found in a large boiled egg.

What’s more, 65 percent of the total protein content of hemp seed comes from an easily digestible protein called edestin, which is readily absorbed and utilized by the human body. It is also hypoallergenic, meaning it has a low allergy potential, making it a great replacement for soy and peanuts (provided it is processed in a factory free of tree nuts.)

- They may reduce inflammation
Hemp seeds contain an especially beneficial type of omega-6 fat called GLA that works in the body as an anti-inflammatory massager. GLA can decrease inflammation and may help people suffering from eczema, arthritis and muscle pain. GLA also supports healthy hair, nail and skin health. Hemp hearts are also high in alpha-linolenic acid, a type of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fat that can reduce your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

- Improve heart health
Hemp hearts sure live up to their name! They contain the amino acid arginine, which can lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. They are rich in phytonutrients and anti-aging antioxidants such as vitamin E that protect the cardiovascular system from damage.

- Reduce muscle cramps
Hemp hearts are a rich source of magnesium, which has been shown to reduce headaches and muscle cramps as the mineral is involved in proper muscle relaxation. Athletes are prone to magnesium loss from sweating, so adding hemp seeds to shakes can prevent post-workout cramps. Hemp also provides substantial amounts of zinc, manganese and iron. These minerals are important for repair of tissues and maintenance of the immune system.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-grain spelt flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2/3 - 3/4 cup of natural or organic Natera hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom can substitute freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup plain or vanilla non-dairy milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raisins or chopped raw banana spears use kitchen shears or knife to cut in small pieces about size of raisins

Preparation

1.Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). 
2.In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients, sifting in the baking powder and baking soda. 
3.Stir through until well combined. 
4.In another bowl, combine applesauce, maple syrup, non-dairy milk, and vanilla, and mix together. 
5.Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, and gently fold and mix through, until just combined (do not overmix). 
6.Spoon the mixture into a muffin pan lined with cupcake liners (this will fill 12 muffins quite full). 
7.Bake for 21-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes 12 large muffins.

recipe credit: plantpoweredkitchen

Tips

Moist, lightly spiced muffins with the added nutrition of hemp seed nuts. These are easy and quick, and sure to please both kids and adults!

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