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Applesauce spice muffins
Marilynn L., cancer survivor
Photo: ELLICSR Kitchen
This tasty muffin recipe is high in fibre, so it could help with constipation. The muffins are soft and easy to swallow. Instead of the dates, you could use raisins, dried cranberries or any other dried fruit. You could also use different spices, or you could add more or less of them, depending on your preferences. As an alternative, try using honey instead of brown sugar and a bit less applesauce. The muffins still turn out great and are definitely a bit moister in texture. These muffins freeze very well and can be thawed in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
||all-purpose flour||250 mL|
|1 tsp||cinnamon||5 mL|
||wheat germ||80 mL|
|1/4 tsp||ground cloves||1 mL|
|1/3 cup||brown sugar||80 mL|
|1/4 tsp||allspice||1 mL|
|1/4 tsp||baking powder||1 mL|
|3/4 tsp||salt||4 mL|
|1 tsp||baking soda||5 mL|
|1/4 cup||ground flax||60 mL|
|1/8 cup||ground chia seeds||30 mL|
|1/8 cup||hemp hearts||30 mL|
|1/4 cup||canola oil||60 mL|
|1/3 cup||water||80 mL|
|1 cup + 2 tbsp||unsweetened applesauce||280 mL|
|1/3 cup||pecans, chopped (optional)||80 mL|
Mix the dry ingredients except the dates and pecans in a large bowl. Combine the liquid ingredients and add them to the dry mixture, mixing until almost blended. Stir in the dates until just blended. Add the pecans, if desired. I took the nuts out when I could no longer chew them properly.
Divide the batter among 12 large muffin cups and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 20 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool.
Makes 12 muffins
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Our booklet Eating Well When You Have Cancer has more tips and ideas to help manage symptoms and side effects that can affect your eating during treatment.