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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Grain Free Saskatoon Berry Lime Muffins

 These muffins were created as a way to showcase these lovely little dried Saskatoon berries. Where does one find Dried Saskatoon berries, you may ask? Well, it is kind of a sad story, but these muffins are the result of it, so it does at least have somewhat of a happy ending. Not too long ago, our upright freezer door was left open a crack for a whole entire day, and the things that were  in the door of the freezer thawed. Some things were salvageable, some, alas, were relegated to the trash bin. I was loathe to throw out the Saskatoon berries that were still cold, but now sitting in a few inches of their juice. Organic Saskatoon berries are hard to come by, and throwing out the last of these beauties was just not happening! I ended up draining them well, and throwing  them into my dehydrator, so all was not lost! I now have a whole mason jar of these tart/sweet little yummies to use.  These muffins would be just as yummy with dried cranberries or cherries, or even  raisins (omit lime and add 1 tsp cinnamon!), I am sure finding dried Saskatoon berries, unless you are in my kitchen, could potentially be a little hard!

Grain Free Saskatoon Berry Lime Muffins

6 eggs
½ cup coconut flour
4 T coconut sugar
½ tsp salt
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ cup melted coconut oil

½ cup dehydrated Saskatoon berries
Grated rind of 1 lime

Preheat oven to 400F

Place all ingredients except lime rind and Saskatoon berries together in a mixing bowl, and whiz with an immersion blender (or LOTS of elbow grease!) until very well combined.  (coconut flour tends to clump, the immersion blender is perfect for coconut flour recipes!)

One of my favourite kitchen rasp!
Fold in the lime rind and Saskatoon berries, mix well to incorporate evenly.
Let batter stand for 5 minutes to thicken up.
Divide evenly between greased or lined muffin tins (mine made 10) 
Bake at 400F on the middle rack for 13-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the edges are just starting to brown.
Let cool on a wire cooling rack. Store at room temperature for the first day, after that store in the fridge for freshness.

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