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12.07.2009

Tropical Persimmon Muffins

Last night I was super inspired. I do not know if it all the vitamins I am taking, but I have had so much energy to do things I have out on the back burner since living in our new place. I decided to clean out the refrigerator and oraganize the pantry and write all the items in an Excel sheet so that I can visually know what food items I have. What do I hope this will accomplish?
  1. To be even more inspired on my meal planning.
  2. To not over spend.
  3. To prevent buying duplicate food items.
  4. To have a shopping list when items run out.
  5. To prevent food wastage or spoiling.
I truly felt enpowered with being so organized, but in being organized I found items that required being used in a jiffy in order to prevent waste. I really feel guilty when I have to throw something away that I did not get to use and see it as a sin. I mean I think of people that do not have food and here I am wasting food.
In my list of near-perishing foods I found 2 persimmons, 6 Gala apples, 1 head of broccoli, and beets. Even though this post does not feature all the foods, I was inspired by making a breakfast item this morning using the persimmons. I recently started eating these fruits and when ripe, they almost have the same consistency of mangos. It is truly a tasty fruit and full of Vitamin C.
The muffins turned out beautifully! I meant to use spelt flour instead of whole wheat but I forgot. Even so, these babies came out super delicious and accompanied great with some herbal coffee.

Tropical Persimmon Muffins

by Noelle Kelly
Keywords: bake breakfast bread brunch vegan recipes on recipage vegan persimmon

Ingredients (12 muffins)
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Organic whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp baking SODA
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped salted macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup Persimmon pulp (2 pieces of fruit)
  • 1/2 cup Xagave syrup
  • 3 Tbsp Tropical Traditions coconut oil
  • 1 tsp lime extract
  • raw sugar for sprinkling
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin cups with liners.
Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl.Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix. Pour mix into each muffin liner. Sprinkle with raw sugar.
Bake for 25 minutes and cool for 10 minutes.
In another bowl, add persimmon pulp, agave syrup, oil, and lime extract. Blend the items with an immersion blender.
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19 comments:

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free said...

I love the use of exotic ingredients to make these muffins pop!

Miranda said...

These look great. What a great muffin. Well done!

MaryMoh said...

My gosh....you are so organised. I have to learn. I still have lots of food stuff in my cupboard and fridge. I think it's more fun shopping than cooking...haha. By the way, I love persimmons. They are so delicious. I'm sure these muffins taste fantastic.

Jessie said...

these muffins look yummmy, great ingredients too!

NOELLE said...

@Amy-Thanks! I would change to sweetened shredded coconut if it was a preference.

@Miranda-Thanks!

@MaryMoh-I agree! I love grocery shopping in small international or health food stores. So many new things to try!

@Jessie-Thanks! They were tasty!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

These babies look so delicious! I have done that whole organizing thing before, and even spreadsheeted (is that a word?) my inventory in the pantry, freezer, and fridge. And then I couldn't keep up with it. I hope you do better than I! If it works for you, let us all know your system!

Kristi Lynn said...

They are very yummy! Thanks for sharing!

NOELLE said...

@Tasty Eats At Home- Thanks! I hope it works. I will let you know!

@Kristi-Thanks girl! I am glad you liked them. Funny story. Ryan said that they weren;t his favorite, but when I got back from walking with you, he had eaten another one! Ha ha ha!

Simply Life said...

Oh these are so creative and sound delicious!

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

congrats on getting so organized! it always feels so rewarding to accomplish a big project. and these muffins are fabulous! i love all the unique ingredients in this recipe. delicious!

5 Star Foodie said...

Such scrumptious muffins! I love your addition of macadamia nuts! I have most of the ingredients - xagave of course :) , just need to pick up persimmons!

Anonymous said...

I want to vote for your latest contest, but still can't find out where...suggestions?

NOELLE said...

@Simply Life-Thank you!

@Brie-Thank you! It feels great to get things in order.

@5 Star Foodie-Yeah! Let me know what you think!

@Anonymous-I have added links to the last 2 posts where you can click and vote!

experimentalculinarypursuits said...

This looks amazing! I love persimmons and have never tried cooking w/ them, so will have to do that soon.

I've also just gotten my Xagave too and I actually really like it!

ncl117 said...

I JUST bought a persimmon and had NO clue what to do with now. Now I know I can make these muffins. They look so good. Maybe you should do a post on what else you can do with that fruit haha!

Coconut Recipes said...

Looks delicious!!

My Little Space said...

Those muffins look really scrumptious! Wish I could just grab them over and wallop them up. haha...

My Little Space said...

You know what, whenever I go shopping I'll ended up buying so many things that are out of the list. Can't resist all the new bakery ingredients! I guess most of them are the same too...

Ravenous Couple said...

just love persimmons and loved the way you used it in this recipe..great job!

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