Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: April 1, 2018
Yield: 1 dozen muffins
Time needed: About 50 minutes
In the introduction to the bread section of May All be Fed: Diet for a New World we learn that Ocean Robbins, son of John Robbins, began a bakery business when he was just 10. I am sure his customers really enjoyed these muffins. I know I did. In fact they were so good that by the time I remembered to take a picture, there was only one left.
Ocean’s Blueberry Orange Muffins
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup canola or safflower oil
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. raw tahini
grated zest of one orange
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp nonaluminum baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
1 cup fresh or (thawed) frozen blueberries.
Preheat oven to 350oF. Lightly oil a muffin pan or pans with oil.
In a medium, bowl, whisk together the orange juice, oil, syrup, tahini and orange zest.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the liquid mixture and combine using as few strokes as possible to moisten all dry ingredients.
Fold in the blueberries.
Spoon batter into muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. (20-25 minutes).
Let muffins stand for 5 minutes before removing from pan.