Soaked Fruit And Nut Muffins

| 5/28/2015 12:49:00 PM

Christine NelsonTraditional cooks knew and understood the importance of properly preparing grains. This art has long been lost, especially with the conveniences of modern packaged foods.

Grains contain phytic acid. Left untreated, it can combine with other important minerals and block the absorption of them in the intestinal tract. A diet high in un-soaked grains can lead to mineral deficiencies and other intestinal problems. White, processed flours do not require this same type of soaking, but those flours come with their own set of problems and health consequences.

I like to grind my own wheat flour, but I also try and take this extra step to ensure we are eating this grain after it has been soaked for 12 to 24 hours. I do this with a variety of baked goods including tortillas, sandwich bread, pancakes and muffins. All you need is an acid medium. This could be milk kefir, buttermilk, yogurt or just water with vinegar.

Here is an easy recipe for fruit and nut muffins that is soaked and low on sugar. It is delicious, mildly sweet and wonderfully filling. You can sub any fruit or nut of your liking. I adapted it from a similar recipe out of the War Eagle Mill Cookbook.

blueberry muffin 

Whole Wheat Soaked Muffins

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