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.
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.
I topped the muffin with Coconut to give an extra punch of flavor plus the color of white.
I hope you enjoy!
How are you celebrating Veteran’s Day??
“A hero is some who has given his or her life for something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Cambell