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Whole Wheat Berry Muffins

January 7, 2013

It’s Monday morning and I’m packing my suitcase. I’m heading off to America tomorrow to spend time with my family in Iowa. You can be sure I have my warmest sweaters, scarves and mittens thrown in the mix somewhere. The entire mid-west is under a blanket of snow – a concept I’m come to forget living in Ireland. I’m eager to spend some time outdoors going sledding and chasing our dogs around in the backyard.

If you remember my post from last summer, you know I am always well prepared for long hours of traveling. I never leave home without copious amounts of food and snacks. I think these muffins will make a nice addition to the other homemade in-flight munchies I have packed.

Ever since I started making homemade almond milk, I’ve found myself with an overload of almond pulp. With a bunch of almond pulp and frozen berries in hand, it seemed like the perfect excuse to make muffins. The brilliant thing about this recipe is it works well even without the almond pulp – just replace it with one cup of any flour of your choosing.

These muffins are not monster big or heavy like the American version. They are quite small, very light and filled with a wonderful berry flavor. They totally melt in your mouth! I like that they are not overly sweet, so you could have them for breakfast as well as a snack.


Whole Wheat Berry Muffins


Makes 12 muffins


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup almond pulp*
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. flax seed + ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 1 cup frozen berries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°c). Grease a muffin tin thoroughly or if you prefer, line with muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour, almond pulp, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Whisk together the maple syrup, flax mixture, almond milk, olive oil and zest until they are combined well. Add them to the dry ingredients. Use a rubber spatula to fold the ingredients until the batter is almost fully combined. Add the frozen berries, careful to not break up the berries too much.
  4. Fill the muffin tins 3/4 full and bake until the muffins are browned and a knife goes through cleanly, about 25 to 35 minutes.

*if not using almond pulp, replace with 1 cup of chosen flour


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Almond Pulp Crackers

June 8, 2012

Despite the torrential downpours we are experiencing in Ireland, I’ve been having fun in the kitchen making these yummy crackers. What makes these crackers so delicious and nutritious you ask? They are made with almond pulp. After making almond milk, use the leftover pulp of the almonds to make crackers that are full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Seasoned with fresh rosemary, they’re vegan, gluten-free and super healthy. The most brilliant part about this recipe is you can customize it to your liking. Add any seeds, herbs and spices you fancy. You can even refrigerate or freeze the dough for later use if you don’t want to make it all up in one day. Who knew you could take leftovers and make the tastiest snack ever? I am still delighted with my afternoon snack.


Almond Pulp Crackers


  • 1 cup firmly packed almond pulp
  • 2 Tbsp. milled flaxseed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped (I used the dried variety)
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Roll dough into a ball, press and roll to ¼ inch thickness. Transfer dough onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Cut dough into 2-inch squares with a knife or pizza cutter.
  5. Bake crackers for 20-25 minutes. Let crackers come to room temperature on baking sheet, then serve. Store in air-tight container.