IRON & CALCIUM RICH BLACK SESAME MUFFIN

Black colored food contain more powerful anti-oxidants than light colored food



I was to told to eat black sesame seeds since I was a young girl because it helps to strengthen the uterus and its good for girls in general. I always kept that in mind but just din't know how and what to make out of black sesame seeds. Sprinkling a little here and there in food is not much to consider for gaining its nutritional value.


After such a long time, I finally came up with a recipe using black sesame seeds. I made rich & black colored sesame seeds muffins. At first, I thought if this will be good to eat, I mean tasty. But after baking, boy I tell you, this became my favorite muffin recipes I ever made. It has such a nutty taste and absolutely goes well with dark chocolate.





Do you know that black sesame seeds contain high amount of iron, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins? This means it helps to build strong bones, teeth, joints, blood vessel and hair. The high content of calcium and magnesium strengthens the muscle and together with the help of B vitamins, it also helps to strengthens the nerves.


This means if you have a stressful life-style, you should be consuming more black sesame seeds to feed your nerves and keeping them healthy. B vitamins is very important for nerve health. And for those who have lower red blood cells and often having the symptoms of dizziness and pale looking, should be eating black sesame seeds to increase the iron level in the body.




Iron is crucial for carrying oxygen to all cells in the body. People who have lower iron content in the body, often will experience cold hands & feet and as well will often encounter headache. Low oxygen to brain cell will cause headache. So keep in mind that the next time you have these symptoms, try to include black sesame seeds in your diet.


NOW LET'S JUMP INTO THE RECIPE:

In this recipe I have used the black sesame in generous amount in order to gain the nutritional value abundantly. I also did not use eggs and in the place of eggs, I have used flax seed gel to bind the ingredients just like how eggs does.


Ingredients:

  • 170 g butter / coconut oil ( melted )

  • 125 g sprouted / non sprouted black sesame seeds

  • 75 g spelt flour (can use rice flour in substitute)

  • 50 g oats flour (grind oats in blender)

  • 125 ml rice milk ( almond or oats milk in substitute)

  • 85 g dark cooking chocolate

  • 100 g brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoon flax seeds + 125 ml water / 2 eggs

  • 3 teaspoon dark cocoa powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate

  • Pink himalayan salt

  • 50 g raspberries or strawberries + 10 g brown sugar + 5 tsp xantan gum (for topping)

In a blender mix melted butter, rice milk, sugar and black sesame seeds. Blend till all ingredients becomes creamy and smooth. Pour the mixture in a big bowl.

In a double boiler or pan, melt the cooking chocolate. Pour the melted chocolate into the sesame mixture.

Meanwhile, mix flax seeds and water ( 125 ml ) in a pan. Heat up the mixture, once it started to boil, reduce the heat and stir till the mixture becomes slightly thick, like a mucous consistency (pic above). Don't over cook this mixture otherwise you won't be able to strain through a strainer. We need just the gel and not the seeds. Suppose if the gel became so thick, and you can't strain, then add more water to dilute and strain again. Skip this process if you use eggs. Just beat the egg white and yolks separately and mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Finally add the spelt flour, oats flour, cocoa powder, salt and the sodium bicarbonate. Mix till all ingredients are combined well.

Fill the muffin cups with the dough mixture. Bake for about 20 -25 minutes at 180 degree Celsius. Insert a tooth pick to see if its done. If not bake a little longer but keep an eye so that it doesn't burn.



For the topping, blend the berries, sugar and xantan gum with a hand blender and decorate the top.