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Spicy Cherry & Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

1 cup buckwheat flour (substitute any flour of your choice)

1 ¼ cups oat flour (substitute any flour of your choice)

2 Tbsp poppy seeds

2 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp cardamom

2 tsp baking powder


10 dried figs, chopped

1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk

2 ripe bananas

2 heaped Tbsp unsweetened applesauce

2 Tbsp peanut butter

Pinch of sea salt (optional)

½ cup vegan dark chocolate, chopped

24 cherries, fresh or frozen

1 Preheat oven to 355 degrees F (180 C).

2 Chop the figs and soak in plant-based milk for at least half an hour.

3 While the figs are soaking finely chop the chocolate and set it aside. Combine all other dry ingredients in a bowl. Place the figs and milk in blender. Add all the remaining wet ingredients and blend until smooth.

4 Pour the wet mixture on dry ingredients and mix well. Make sure there are no lumps. Stir in chopped chocolate.

5 Fill 12 muffin forms (I use silicone forms) with the batter and place two cherries into each muffin.

6 Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool a bit before removing from the forms.

Try using chili chocolate for a little kick

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