Sprouted Fig (The Smoothie Lover)
September 7, 2013
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The calendar says it is autumn. But the weather doesn’t. Which is quite nice actually. I’m looking so much forward to autumn but I won’t say no to another few days of summer ;)

Autumn means berries! The last berries are getting ripe now and I enjoy it with all of my heart. Today when I was walking the dog I came across a bush of blackberries. Big, sweet, shining blackberries hanging on the bush ripen in the last sun. So what did I do? I grabbed a big handful of them and took them with me home to cook something with them.

On of my good friends from ballet had brought some very delicious-looking snacks with seeds, nuts and berries in them for dance. They made me think of my flour-less bread with nuts and seeds, which I made in the spring, and I instantly thought to myself: you got to make something like those!

And so I did. And I was not disappointed. They taste heavenly. I also added some dark chocolate (you know me). Mmm… delicious and healthy. Oh how I love that combination.

It is great being back to ballet. One thing though: I have been running more than I’ve ever done before this summer, which means that getting back to dance isn’t very hard. I just forgot that you use some completely different muscles when you are dancing, than you do when you run. So I just danced like I usually do.

Result? I’ve gotten a pulled muscle.

Nooo… it’s horrible. I’ve never tried that before. And I already hate, hate, hate it. Yesterday I wanted to go for a long run. I’d been looking forward to it the entire day. It would be a perfect way of ending a long school week. But no. My muscle wouldn’t allow me to go running.

So right now I’m waiting for my dad so we can go biking together. That’s nice – I just like running better. And I go mad if don’t get to work out at least every second day.

Well in the meantime while I can’t go running I can do other stuff – such as baking healthy snacks.

I hope you’ll like these. Perfect for on-the-go and high in healthy fats and protein from the eggs.

Seed Snacks

Flour-less, gluten free, healthy, no-carb
12 muffin sized snacks
  • 100 g. almonds
  • 50 g. sunflower seeds
  • 50 g. sesame seeds
  • 50 g. flax seeds
  • 50 g. pumpkin seeds
  • 1 handful of blackberries
  • 50 g. dark chocolate
  • 1tsp. salt
  • 0,5 dl. (1/4 cup) oil (olive or sunflower)
  • 3 eggs
Preheat oven to 200°C / 390° F
Chop the almonds and dark chocolate coarsely.
Mix together almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, berries, chocolate and salt. Add in the oil and then the eggs. Stir very well.
Using a spoon poor mixture over in a non-stick muffin tin. Bake in the oven for approx. 15 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Enjoy!

 

4 responses to “Flour-less Healthy Seed Snacks”

  1. I’m so so sorry to hear about your pulled muscle. I’ve pulled mine a couple of times and I do know how terrible it feels not being able to go running when you really feel like it! :( Now, don’t try to run again until it’s all healed, or else your muscle will never work the same! I know it’s terrible, but it can be a nice way to take up new sports you might end up loving! And biking is fun too, it’s usually what I turn to when I’m not able to run… although I also like running better! Swimming is also great, and it helps your muscles recover faster as well. Anyway, I hope you get over it soon!
    And wow, these snacks look utterly amazing. I’m pinning them right now so I can make them soon! x

    • Josefine says:

      Thank you so much Consuelo. Yeah, it is horrible not being able to run. I’ll take your pieces of advice to heart. What a pity I didn’t read this comment before I went out today. I think it was a very bad idea of me. Swimming sounds like a wonderful idea too. I’ve also heard that it should be very good training :)
      Haha – thanks for your pin!

  2. Bunny says:

    These little muffins are yum. I changed the recipe a little (as I often do depending on what is in my cupboard. I used yogurt instead of oil and raisins instead of blackberries and I added some finally chopped glaze ginger. I used your recipe for guideline and as they were a little runny I added a tablespoon of coconut flour and they turned out lovely. I also made your flourless crisp bread, which are very nice too.

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