Ginger, Pear, and Turmeric Muffins



Ginger, Pear, and Turmeric Muffins Recipe

The warming and pungent qualities of ginger and turmeric make a perfect pairing for winter muffins. They both support healthy digestion and are known in the Ayurvedic tradition to enkindle agni (digestive fire) and clear toxins from the gut. Most herbalists worldwide agree that supporting good digestion and elimination is necessary for health and quality of life. Both of these delicious herbs support healthy immune function, clear congestion in the head and chest, warm the body when chilled, and stimulate good digestion.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 ¾ cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp organic turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mixed pumpkin pie spice or your favorite combo of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup organic vegetable oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp grated fresh organic ginger
  • ¾ cup unsweetened milk
  • 2 small sliced pears
  • Optional: ¼ cup Avena’s Ginger Glycerite and/or chopped organic ginger candy

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375. In a small bowl, mix flax seeds and water and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, turmeric, spices, and salt. In a larger bowl, whisk oil, maple syrup, and Ginger Glycerite until well combined. Slowly pour flax mixture and milk as you whisk into the liquid mixture. Add grated ginger and ginger candy. Add flour mixture into liquid and mix until combined, taking care to not over-mix. Fold in sliced pears. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with batter and bake 20-22 minutes. Eat fresh within 2 days or freeze. Enjoy these yummy muffins!

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