Age: 1 year +
Muffins are a favorite breakfast at home, and if you’ve been browsing the blog more closely you may have noticed that there are quite a few recipes with them. Easy and quick to cook, they can be prepared with just about anything. I love chestnuts and as I wondered what to offer as a Sunday breakfast to my daughter, I taught why not make chestnut muffins! I`ve made chestnut biscuits before and they turned out to be quite successful. I looked for a recipe online that doesn`t contain chocolate or cocoa. In the end, I liked three ideas from which I borrowed for my chestnut muffins recipe. They turned out fantastic – soft and fragile, fragrant and quite delicious. Try them at home, too – you`ll love them.
What you`ll need:
200 g flour
120 g sugar (I used coconut sugar)
250 g yogurt
60 g butter, soft
100 g chestnuts, pre-baked and peeled
20 g walnuts soaked in water for 2-4 hours and dried
1 tsp backing powder
1 tsp backing soda
pinch of salt
cinnamon, cloves, vanilla
How to cook it:
Preheat the oven to 200° and prepare your muffin cups, I used 12 silicone muffin cups.
Sift flour together with salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Mix with sugar and stir. Set aside.
In another, larger bowl, beat the butter and add the eggs one at a time. Finally add the yogurt and mix well.
Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir. Put the chestnuts and walnuts in a kitchen robot and grind. Add to the muffin mixture and stir.
Divide the dough into the cups by filling them almost to the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check if they are ready with a toothpick (if the stick comes out clean after you puncture them, they are ready). Let them rest for 5-10 minutes in the cups, then remove from the cups, and transfer to a grid to fully cool.
The chestnut muffins can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days or up to 2-3 months in the freezer. To freeze them, wrap well and store. To defrost them, remove from freezer and wrap each muffin in aluminum foil. Put in a preheated to 180 ° oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, remove from foil and serve.