Let These Miracle Muffins Work Their Magic On The Heart.
Day 18. Recipe 18.
Not all of us look forward to Valentine's Day. It's right around the corner, and some of us might feel like we have a cold and frosty disposition to the day filled with candy-colored hearts and gooey sediment galore.
We might even feel like we have a black heart.
But then someone gives us a batch of these miracle muffins filled with sweet, tangy wild blueberry preserves and the thought of Valentine's Day becomes magic in our hearts.
Black Heart Muffins
- 2 1/2 cups Spelt flour
- 1/3 cup black chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup blue agave syrup
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon rind
- 1 cup skim ricotta
- 1 cup plain Greek-style thick yogurt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs at (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup wild blueberry preserves
- a small heart-shaped cookie cutter
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray covering both the cups and the tin top.
Step2: In a large bowl, combine the flour, chia seeds, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. In a medium bowl, whisk together syrup, oil, rind, ricotta, yogurt, vanilla, and eggs. Place the wet ingredients with the dry and stir to combine.
Step 3: With an ice cream scoop, place one heaping scoop of batter into each muffin cup. Bake the muffins for approximately 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins cool for 10 minutes.
Step 4: With the small cookie cutter, cut a heart from the top of the muffin. With 1/2 a teaspoon of blueberry preserves, fill the heart shape with the preserves.
Watch the magic as these muffins melt hearts everywhere!
Until tomorrow friends.