Tender spelt flour muffins with crunchy, chewy trail mix. Easy to make and perfect for a grab and go breakfast or healthy, energy boosting snack.
We had planned a hiking trip to the beautiful and rugged Port Renfrew and as always we needed a delicious picnic to take with us. My husband had seen some awesome looking non-vegan Trail Mix Muffins at the grocery store and asked if I could recreate them at home. I love a good challenge so I set to work and came up with my West Coast Trail Mix Muffins. These West Coast Trail Mix Muffins are made with healthy spelt flour and are interspersed with crunchy, chewy trail mix. They have very little added fat or sugar and make the perfect hiking partner, grab and go breakfast or healthy, energy boosting snack.
The West Coast Trail is a trail in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve which retraces an old telegraph route first established in 1890. It follows a rugged shoreline where approximately sixty-six ships have met their unfortunate demise.
The area is known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific” but despite the morbid name, the landscape and views are incredible. We didn’t walk the whole trail (that takes six to eight days and is very challenging) but spent the day hiking, enjoying the views and eating our muffins!
Our fabulous day out was made even better when we spotted a great big Black Bear on the way home. Would you believe that the camera was in the trunk though so we couldn’t get a picture!
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Trail Mix Muffins
- 260g | 2¼ cups spelt flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 100g | ½ cup coconut sugar (any other granulated sugar would work but brown will give better flavour)
- 190g | ¾ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 60ml | ¼ cup coconut oil (liquid measurement)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 180mls | ¾ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 150g | 1 cup trail mix
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Mix all the dry ingredients (except the trail mix) in a bowl.
- Add the vinegar to the milk and set aside for a minute.
- Mix all the wet ingredients together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Add the trail mix and stir until distributed evenly.
- Fill your muffin cases and place in the oven.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Mine took 23 minutes but all ovens vary so test with a tooth pick or skewer and make sure it comes out clean. Cool on a cooling tray.
This recipe is part of the Life With Lorelai link party