Mango and Cardamom Muffins (#Vegan, #lowGL, #GlutenFree)

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / April 9, 2014

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These amazing little muffins were part of my Sunday morning baking session which is becoming a real habit now. They are completely gluten free and use a combination of almond meal, coconut flour and buckwheat flour meaning they are high in protein and dietary fibre which all helps to keep the GL of them low.

One of the best things about these muffins is that there is no added sugar, they get their sweetness from the mango and a small amount of xylitol. Using mango as a sweetener is perfect for the coconut flour that needs a lot of liquid and also helps to keep them very moist.

I loved them and took them to my yoga class yesterday and they went down very well, in fact they just completely disappeared and everyone seemed to enjoy them. It is quite good going to the gym with my baking because I could not possibly eat everything that I bake and at least I get to find out what people think. I guess the test is that they are still happy to take food from me!

Going back to the health profile of these muffins, all 3 of the flours use contain high levels of protein and both coconut flour and buckwheat flour have high levels of fibre with coconut flour containing inulin fibre. In addition to that all three flours contain a large number of vitamins and minerals. For example the almond flour is a good source of vitamins E and B as well as being an excellent source of calcium and containing phosphorus, potassium, zinc and iron. Both coconut flour and buckwheat flour are excellent sources of manganese and your buckwheat flour will also give you a good dose of copper, magnesium and phosphorus. Combine all of these with the fact these muffins can also help to keep your blood sugar under control and provide you with a lot of healthy fats you have a real winner. Plus the flours in this recipe will keep well and so they should last longer than regular muffins. The perfect treat when you want a snack that is actually good for you.

About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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