Cinnamon Raisin (Chestnut Flour) Muffins

Serves: 4

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! The boyfriend and I decorated our tree over the weekend! I can’t even explain to you how happy that makes me! I also tortured him with endless hours of Christmas movies on Saturday after eating our Thanksgiving dinner! 🙂 I’m sure sometime within the next 7-14 days he will want to run as far away from me as possible so he doesn’t have to hear another word about how much I love Christmas! haha

If you remember back to the beginning of November, I mentioned that I had bought some Chestnut Flour while home in MA during hurricane Sandy. This is my first recipe using it and let me tell you….I LOVE it! It has a nutty flavor, yet sweet flavor and the best part it is gluten free! Yeah for no wheat! 🙂 It also is low in fat/calories and contains less carbs than wheat! I think the best part is the amazing flavor though! These came out tasting almost like a hermit cookie! I hope you enjoy them!

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/2c (50g) chestnut flour
  • 1/4c (28g) almond flour
  • 1/3c baking stevia (adjust to desired sweetness)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2c (113g) greek yogurt (applesauce for paleo)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4c (40g) raisins

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  • muffin tin
  • non stick spray

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray 4 muffin cups with non stick spray.

3. In a bowl whisk together your dry ingredients: chestnut flour, almond flour, stevia, baking powder and cinnamon.

4. Mix in your wet ingredients: eggs, greek yogurt (or applesauce) and vanilla.

5. Stir in your raisins.

6. Divide the batter evenly among the 4 muffin cups.

7. Bake for ~ 25-27 minutes.

Like, I mentioned above, these had a very similar taste to a hermit cookie, which is one of my favorites! The chestnut flour, cinnamon and raisins combined into this amazing muffin knocked my socks off! They were soft and loaded with chewy, sweet raisins!  They were so good, I didn’t leave any for the boyfriend to taste! Ooops! I ate them with a side of vanilla sweetened greek yogurt to add some protein!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 4 muffins)

Calories: 171.5, Protein: 8.7g, Carbs: 21.4g, Fat: 6.3g (2g Saturated), Sodium: 45mg, Fiber: 2g (Net Carbs: 19.4g)

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18 Comments
  • WHOA I didn't even know this kind of flour existed! Cool!!! Even though I have a quick question...what's a hermit cookie? Have I been living under a rock? haha
    December 3, 2012
      • Oooh that sounds delicious! I gotta hunt one down pronto! :D
        December 4, 2012
  • I had no idea this type of flour existed. Hmm, do you have any recommendations on where I can get myself some?
    December 3, 2012
  • Oh my gosh, I'm so in love with everything Christmas too! My tree is up, and I spent all weekend running around town getting different decorations and Christmas-related things. I even considered sleeping on my couch so I could be in the same room as my tree. Yeah, I know... And it stands to reason that chestnut flour is a thing, but I'd never heard of it before. I love the look of those muffins--as in, they look like they have a fabulous dense texture.
    December 3, 2012
      • As if I didn't love you enough already--a fellow Christmas-obsessed tree sleeper :)
        December 4, 2012
          • Okay, a Christmas-tree-and-food sleepover? I'm in!
            December 5, 2012
  • Cinnamon + raisin is one of my all-time favorite combos, yum yum yum! I never knew of chestnut flour/ never have seen it but I'm totally intriegued :)
    December 3, 2012
  • Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition
    Yes, just yes:) Great job as always! I should go find some of this flour- I bough chickpea flour the other day and love it! I definitely want to start experimenting with some other wheat-free flours, too
    December 3, 2012
  • Chestnut flour you say!? Right, my search for such things begins..... These look freaking delicious!
    December 6, 2012

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