Vegan Red, White (Jicama) and Blue Muffins

Jicama Muffins? Why not! I needed a “White” for my Red, White and Blue Muffins and it gives a subtle, sweet crunchiness to this recipe.

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Vegan Red, White (Jicama) and Blue Muffins


But for Veteran’s Day??? As many do, I have the day off in celebration of all of the Veterans who have given of themselves for our beautiful country. I set out to enjoy the day to fullest with a sunrise run. It was during the run that I came up with the idea for these Red, White and Blue Muffins. Strawberries, Blueberries and Jicama give us the colors, while a flax egg and sugar ensure that they are vegan.

In case you are not familiar with Jicama, it is a combination of a radish and an apple. It’s also called the Mexican Turnip and can be found at most grocery stores. They are sweet, crunchy, refreshing and delicious! In fact, I eat it for dessert every night! I have found that the smoother the skin, the more moist and sweet the flesh will be. Since it has a natural sweetness, I thought it would interesting to incorporate Jicama into this muffin recipe rather than using boring ol’ apples or bananas.

I started by shredding the Jicama, while snacking on it, of course. Koby likes to eat it too, so I slide him little bites as I’m chopping.

 

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Jicama
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Shredded Jicama
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Red, White and Blue!

I topped the muffin with Coconut to give an extra punch of flavor plus the color of white.

I hope you enjoy!

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How are you celebrating Veteran’s Day??

 

Vegan Red, White (Jicama) and Blue Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 6 muffins

Vegan Red, White (Jicama) and Blue Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 C Organic Flour
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1/3 C Chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 C Blueberries
  • 1/3 C Shredded Jicama
  • 1/4 C Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 C Filtered Water
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Flax Egg (1 TBSP Flax+ 2 TBSP Water)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees
  2. Spray a 6-Muffin Tin with nonstick spray
  3. Combine the fruit and Jicama in a large bowl
  4. Add the dry ingredients
  5. Add in the water and flax egg
  6. Fold to combine just until moist (Do not over stir!)
  7. Divide evenly into the muffin tin
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
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“A hero is some who has given his or her life for something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Cambell

Enjoy!

Keep Well,

Marla