September brings a lot of newness. A new month, a new season, a new moon, and new routines as back to school hits full swing for many.
In light of all the fresh starts we can entangle ourselves with, I thought it would be nice to add another opportunity in the form of a simple, nutrient rich recipe. These Temple Inflammation Bites are super easy to work into a new routine, they taste amazing, and (bonus!) they help support a positive inflammation response.
Using all whole food ingredients makes these paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and are easily nut free (except coconut).
Temple Inflammation Bites
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
1/2 cup rolled oats, use gluten free if intolerant
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup Temple Turmeric Coconut Nectar Elixir
1 chia egg (made with 1 Tablespoon chia and 3 Tablespoons Temple Turmeric Coconut Nectar Elixir)
1 carrot, shredded
2 ripe bananas, mashed
5 fresh dates, mashed
About 1 cup of blueberries, frozen or fresh
6 pecan halves
Preheat the oven to 350°F
Line a 6 muffin pan with paper liners or grease the pan with coconut oil
Process rolled oats in a food processor or blender into a coarse flour.
Transfer to a large mixing bowl together with the Temple Turmeric, chia egg, carrots, and other dry ingredients.
Process bananas and dates in the food processor or blender until smooth, then add to the other ingredients.
Use a spatula to carefully fold everything until combined.
Divide ¾ of the batter into muffin tins* (I usually can fill between 6-9 muffins spaces depending on how hefty a fill you do).
Drop about 10 blueberries on top of each muffin and gently push them down a bit.
Add another dollop of the batter* on top of each muffin then garnish with a pecan or your other favorite nut.
Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
*The bites do not expand while baking so no need to worry about overfilling.
I usually enjoy a Temple Inflammation Bite when they are still warm from the oven with a dollop of coconut manna on top. Then I refrigerate the rest for a quick, grab and go breakfast or nutrient-dense snack when I need it.
I have made these with Temple Turmeric Japanese Matcha Elixir for an extra little morning/afternoon caffeine boost and I expect any of our Elixirs would be a great substitute for the Coconut Nectar Elixir.
If you are nut-free, you can eliminate the nut topping altogether or try dried fruit or more blueberries!
Much love and mahalo!