If you travel within the Caribbean, most likely you’ve found yourself on the regional airline LIAT and I’m sure you’ve been reading my delicious offerings in their inflight magazine ZiNG. A gorgeous magazine which is very solid in regional content. In the latest issue I shared this recipe for a diabetic friendly dessert (or snack) so I thought I’d include it here for those of you who have not had the pleasure of flying with LIAT.
1 cup almond flour
2/3 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sliced mango
2 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated
1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup Splenda (granulated — measures cup for cup)
1 tablespoon molasses
2 tablespoon pistachio nuts, chopped (optional)
Place the mango (try to get ripe mangoes) and grated ginger in a blender and puree until smooth. Then pour into a bowl with the orange zest, eggs, sour cream, butter, molasses and vanilla. Give it a quick mix.
In another bowl, place all the other ingredients (except the chopped pistachios) and give it a good mix. Then add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and combine well to form a semi dry batter. If it’s overly dry you can add a little water.
Please preheat your oven to 375 F and grease your muffin tray with some non stick spray or do as I did and use cupcake cups. Now spoon out the batter into the cups, top with some of the chopped pistachios (you may need to press then in a bit) and when the oven come up to temperature, place on the middle rack. Bake for 16-18 minutes.. you’ll get a lovely golden brown edges.
Place to cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
These ginger mango muffins are delicious, very filling and as I mentioned, can be considered diabetic friendly… but be sure to keep an eye on the actual ingredient list to ensure they meet with your dietary needs or regulations.