Goji berries are tiny red berries that are known for their health benefits. They are said to promote longevity and sexual potency.
We eat goji berries by the handful in this house, as well as adding them to smoothies and to trail mixes. Goji berries are also very popular as a health food due to them containing anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. They are powerful antioxidants which work well to boost the immune system and increase longevity. And they taste great!
These vegan goji berry muffins make a wonderful snack to pack in with the kids’ lunches, to serve for breakfast with a smoothie or some fruit, or even as an early bedtime snack. The following recipe uses no animal ingredients and contains healthy whole grains and flaxseeds.
Vegan Goji Berry Muffins
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 3/4 cup Sucanat (vegan-friendly sugar)
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup organic Canola oil
- 1/2 rice or soy milk
- 1 cup chopped apple (you can peel the apple or leave the skin on)
- 1/3 cup Goji berries
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing gently just until blended.
Gently incorporate the apple and Goji berries. Spoon batter into oiled muffin tins, or use paper muffin cups.
Fill the cups almost all the way, as these muffins do not rise very high. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Cool the muffins for about 10 minutes before removing them from the tins.
*~ Enjoy! ~*