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polenta veggie pesto muffins

Muffins are the ultimate on the go snack. When made with a balance of wholegrain flours, nut meals and quality protein they are sustaining and energy dense fuel. These muffins are a far cry from the  spongy white variety that you see sold in coffee shops! Enjoy these muffins split open and spread with feta cheese and a really punchy chutney. 

polenta veggie pesto muffins

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serves
6 large muffins
preparation time
10 minutes
cooking time
20-25 minutes

ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3/4 cup polenta
  • 1/4 cup almond meal or pumpkin seed meal or flaxseed meal
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup broccoli cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1/2 zucchini, grated
  • 1/4 red capsicum, diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup red kidney beans or white beans
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of pesto (diary free if needed) or tomato paste
  • handful of grated parmesan or pecorino cheese, or crumbled feta (optional)
  • 1 cup rice/cow/soy/nut milk
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs or egg replacement equivalent

method

Preheat oven to 220c. Roughly line muffin dish with baking paper to hold 6 large muffins.

Steam broccoli till tender. In large mixing bowl combine polenta, buckwheat, baking powder, salt, remaining vegetables, kidney beans and steamed broccoli.

Make a well in the centre and add in eggs (if using), milk and oil. Stir through mixture until just combined. Try not to over mix the batter. Place batter into muffin tray and bake in oven for 20- 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Enjoy muffin alone or split in half and spread with nut paste, tahini or avocado.

nutritional information

  • The vegetables can be altered to suit. Use what you have left over in your fridge. Just aim for around 1 cup full of vegetables to add to your mixture.
  • Including legumes in these muffins adds extra protein. You could also try smoked salmon or leg ham.
  • Wholewheat flour can be substituted if you do not need them to be gluten free.

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