The lead up to Mother's Day was a very busy one here at Nourish and Nest HQ but also very rewarding, especially when I think of all the Mums who were gifted our goods this last weekend and how much I loved meeting new people and seeing friendly faces at the Pop-Up Store.
However I must admit that I am happy to be far less busy this week and back into normal, nourishing rhythms again. I find that when things have been a little frantic, a bit of time spent 'making' in the kitchen is a good way to slow things down and find my calm again. So it is very timely for me that with have a new instalment of Nourish and Nest Kitchen on the blog today. You can catch up on past instalments here.
As I mentioned in this recent post, I have very much been looking forward to introducing Amy Cuneo to those of you who don't already know her. If you're local to me and love on-point coffee, from-scratch food and a good community scene then chances are you already know her well. Amy and her husband Josh run All & Sundry cafe and I am incredibly grateful for the multi-faceted goodness that they bring to my little hood.
I love that Amy is a great supporter of local artists (and a talented artist herself), is incredibly warm and genuine and has developed some completely delicious (and wholesome) baked goods and meals for the cafe menu. One of the most-loved baked goods on the All & Sundry menu would have to be the recipe she is sharing with us today. If you're in the area, do pop in to All and Sundry or if you're interested in the rad events they run you might like to sign up to their mailing list.
I'll hand it over to Amy...
Spelt and Apple Muffins
Before we opened All and Sundry we spent many a long hour searching for the perfect muffin recipe. We were looking for something substantial, nourishing, and flavoursome. My husband Josh and I often disagree (fight) over what is more important: nutrition or flavour? Well I think the muffins nail both departments so let’s also attribute these muffins with marriage saving qualities. The beauties also happen to be dairy free and vegan so that we can include as many in the devouring as we can!
Spelt and Apple Muffins
700g grated apple 250g raw sugar 500 ml soy milk 225ml vegetable oil 600g wholemeal/white spelt flour 100g rolled oats 300g of chosen flavourings (see below) 25g baking powder
- Grate apples, add sugar, soy milk, oil and any wet flavourings
- Stir in flour and baking powder
- Stir in dry flavourings and pour into greased tins
- Fill each muffin hole quite full as this is a dense recipe and they do not rise as much as other recipes
- Bake for appx 45 minutes at 190 degrees or until a skewer comes out clean. .
The recipe can be done in one large mixing bowl This is the base recipe and each day we select different flavourings to add. Some of our favourites include Dark chocolate + Raspberry Roast Rhubarb + ricotta Peach + Strawberry Just stir through any of these combinations or your own to modify the base recipe.