Orange Hemp Heart Muffins - healthy, naturally sweetened and school lunch friendly!
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Orange Hemp Heart Muffins

These muffins are packed with goodness and healthy fats thanks to the Hemp Hearts and olive oil and are lightly sweetened with honey!  The kids loved them!  Makes 16-18 muffins 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 muffins
Author Fraiche

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup hemp hearts (plus extra for garnish, optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • thin sliced orange segments for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, hemp hearts, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until combined.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the honey, yogurt, beaten eggs, vanilla, grated orange zest, olive oil and orange juice and whisk together until smooth. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a whisk and/or rubber spatula until fully combined (don't over-mix the batter).

  4. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins.  Sprinkle each muffin with the extra hemp hearts and a thin slice of quartered orange segment if desired, and bake until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.   Remove from the oven and cool before serving.  These freeze well in a sealed container or plastic bag for up to 1 month.