May 14, 2012

Maria's Mini Mango Muffins

This recipe is adapted from ani's raw food kitchen book

           1 1/4 cup almonds
           1 vanilla bean, scraped
           1/2 tsp. sea salt
           1 cup Medjool dates, pitted    
           2 TBSP. coconut oil, or coconut butter

           4 cups ripe mango, pitted and diced
           1/4 cup raw honey, agave nectar, maple syrup

For the crust, process almonds, vanilla, and salt into a powder in your food processor. Add dates and coconut oil and process until mixed well. Pour into a bowl and set aside until later.

To make the filling, place the diced mango into a large mixing bowl and toss with your choice of honey, agave, or maple syrup (or use some of each).

To assemble, fill the bottom layer of a mini muffin tray with crust. Next, add a layer of the mango mixture. Then add another layer of the crust to top it off.

Place in the freezer until set, about 1/2 hour to 1 hour. Thaw slightly and enjoy. I keep mine in the freezer regardless. Takes only 5-10 minutes to thaw

These Mini Mango Muffins will blow your mind! They're simple, easy-to-make, and so very yummy! They taste so much better than they look :)

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