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Amaranth Spelt Muffins
Contributed by: Shelly GroganAdded: Jan 07, 2010 at 11:28 PM


These chewy muffins are a great power breakfast or mid-morning pick me up without being too heavy or sweet. These muffins are not a good late night snack unless you plan on staying up all night!

  • 1 cup amaranth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries [check for avoids]
  • 3/4 cup soy milk [check for avoids][or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar [agave]
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder [baking powder recipes]
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Stir all dry ingredients together, mixing well.
  3. Cook amaranth in the 3 cups water, bring to boil and then simmer until water is absorbed.
  4. Warm cranberries in apple juice until boiling, then turn off and let rest.
  5. Beat egg into soy milk and add vanilla.
  6. Stir in cooked amaranth, then the cranberries and apple juice.
  7. Stir in dry ingredients and then the pecans.
  8. Fill greased muffin cups or liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-25 minutes, or until tops look dry and muffins are springy.
  9. Let cool and enjoy, recipe makes about 2 dozen muffins.