Fig, Walnut, Dark Chocolate Wholemeal Muffins, artwork by Jelena Bando

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Jelena Bando

Fig, Walnut, Dark Chocolate Wholemeal Muffins, artwork by Jelena Bando

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Not being a huge fan of the muffin variety of baked goods, it takes some pretty damn good muff to win me over. These Fig, Walnut & Dark Chocolate Muffins are packed full of all the good stuff – dried figs and walnuts, wholemeal spelt, dark chocolate chips. The result is a rich and flavourful muffin, slightly crispy round the edges,  nutty, sweet but not saccharine and even pretty healthy.

Paris-based Jelena Bando‘s strange and wonderful ‘chat domestique’ has cast a feline spell on our Fig, Walnut & Dark Chocolate Muffins.

Fig, Walnut, Dark Chocolate Wholemeal Muffins

Makes 14

  • 1 cup almond meal or plain flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 2/3 cups (250g) figs, finely chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2/3 cup dark choc bits
  • 1/2 rice bran oil
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180*C. Grease and line a 14-hole muffin tray.

Combine almond meal, flour, baking powder, soda, brown sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and mix wel.. Mix in figs, walnuts and chocolate.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla essence.

Make a well in the dry mixture. Add the wet mixture and stir gently until just combined.

Divide mixture into muffin tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes.