The optimum way to take Sari Foods Natural Vitamin C Powder from Acerola Cherries (as it is with most foods) is to take it raw. This means as it is, stirred in to a glass of water or mixed in with your favourite juice or smoothie to ensure you get maximum Vitamin C nutrition.
However, whether you're new to eating clean and want to start more subtle, are looking for some other ways to incorporate this nutritious superfood in to your diet or just fancy adding some oomph to your weekend baking, this recipe is super satisfying and makes a really happy breakfast or snack. The secret ingredient is the apple puree, it creates a really gooey muffin and with a subtle hint of spices and chewy fruit, you're sure to love these tasty morsels just as much as we do! Plus, you don't have to feel guilty about eating them at all as they pack a Vitamin C punch from all the cherry and apple goodness and there is only a very small amount of sugar in the recipe which is raw, so minimally processed, leaving you free to get a refill on your coffee and reach for another of these delectable muffins.
1½ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup rolled oats
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup raw sugar
2 tsp mixed spice
1 heaping tbsp Sari Foods Organic Vitamin C Acerola Cherry Powder
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup apple, diced
1/2 cup dried cherries
¼ cup pure maple syrup
First, preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit and line a muffin tin with paper cases.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then add the applesauce, maple syrup and sugar. Stir all this together until a mixture has formed and stir in the fruit. Once you have combined the fruit in the mix, use it to fill the paper muffin cups up to about 3/4 full.
Sprinkle over additional oats and raw sugar if you wish (it gives a nice caramelised crunch on top) and place in the oven for approximately 20-25 minutes. Test they're ready by inserting a knife in to one of the muffins and if it comes out clean, they're done! Leave to cool and then enjoy!
Peace and love from the Sari Foods family.