This spicy, vegetable- and fruit-packed (peels and all!) treat works as well for a whole grain dessert as it does for a breakfast muffin. For dessert, garnish with a dollop of Greek yogurt and jam, or frost with your favourite cream cheese icing to elevate these for afternoon tea.
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Line 2 standard muffin tins with 16 large muffin papers.
In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, ginger, and salt. In large bowl, whisk eggs, oil, applesauce or grated apple, orange zest and juice, and sugar. Stir dry mixture into wet mixture until just combined. Fold in parsnip, carrot, dried fruit or chocolate chips, and seeds.
Scoop into muffin papers. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in centre of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Reminiscent of the stuffed cabbage of yore, the flavour profile of these stuffed chard smacks of cozy fall. It looks all fancy, but everything comes together surprisingly quickly. If desired, you can use turkey or pork sausage and brown rice. Time-saver tip For larger grains, such as wild rice and spelt, it’s a very good idea to soak them for several hours before cooking. This will slash the cooking time by about a third. If not soaking the wild rice, add roughly 20 minutes to the simmering time.
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