A healthy treat
It’s spring and summer is coming and the first berries are here, at least here in Spain. I’m a huge berry lover and always looking out for berry recipes. These vegan berry muffins with a cashew-date-caramel centre are – when I’m honest – by accident oil-free. I haven’t planned that, but once they were already in the oven I realized that I forgot to add any kind of oil, no coconut, no sunflower, nor olive oil and no butter at all.
But when I tried them they were actually really, really good. Fluffy, moist, naturally sweet and very satisfying. I think this creamy cashew-date-caramel centre compensates it all. We have all seen the caramel slice recipes with chocolate which are all over the food blog place. I thought I will pack it in the middle of these muffins.
A twist to the usual date caramel
I looove cashews. They’re also a very important source of zinc for us vegans. So for this date caramel I used cashew butter. It makes it all so nice and creamy and making date caramel is so easy. All you need is a food processor or a blender.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack, Pre- & Post-Workout
… these berry muffins can be eaten at any time of the day. They have no refinded sugar, no oil, are gluten free and packed with energy of the cashews and almonds in them. They go perfectly along with your afternoon tea or mid-morning coffee. A nice snack for kids as well, they usually love berries. Of course you can swap the raspberries for any other berry you have available, blueberries, strawberries, etc.
Make a big batch and freeze them, so you have a healthy treat available whenever the sweet cravings hit you next time.
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