Blueberry Jicama Muffins

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From www.foodfanatic.com, by Shashi Charles
Blueberry Jicama Muffins

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Whenever I think of jicama (pronounced hee-camah), I think of my boss-man during my short stint working at a salad bar back during my college years. Back then, on those few mornings that I opened up, I’d set up and visually go over all the veggies and other salad fixings on the bar to make sure they looked ok. Then, he would come by, grab a plate, and taste test a small sample of everything — except for the jicama. When he got to the julienned jicama, he’d pile them up high on his plate to “taste-test,” calling it his “breakfast of champions!”

And, for the longest time after that, I only ate jicama raw. Sliced over salads or grated over soups — it was a welcome sweetish crunch to anything it was added to. Then, recently, I bought a batch on sale and I was stumped. There was no way I could eat my way through all of them, as my daughter isn’t a fan of the gnarly root vegetable.

So, of course, I turned to Google and came across these “jicamuffins.” Till I read that post, I never thought of jicama as zucchini’s equivalent in baking! So, I set out to make my version of those muffins.

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My version is gluten free, using rice flour — though you could substitute any gluten free flour blend of your choice, or use whole wheat flour or white flour if gluten isn’t an issue for you. I also spiced my muffins up with cinnamon and cardamom and used a tad bit of Greek yogurt to make up for the small amount of coconut oil. I also topped mine with a cinnamon and cardamom streusel topping for added oomph!

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Jicama is loaded with potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, and iron, and it also happens to be low in calories and high in fiber. With that said, how about you grabbing a jicama, baking up a batch of these muffins, and letting me know what you think of baking with jicama versus baking with zucchini?

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Blueberry Jicama Muffins Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 5.3 ounce container plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup jicama, grated
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of cardamom

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix rice flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom together.
  3. Then make a well and add in yogurt, melted coconut oil, egg, and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Then add in the jicama and blueberries, and mix using a spoon.
  5. Drop spoonfuls into a lined muffin pan.
  6. To make the streusel topping, mix oats, brown sugar, rice flour, coconut oil, cinnamon, and cardamom together.
  7. Top muffins with streusel mix and bake for 18 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.

Notes

  • Grate the jicama and squeeze out as much water as possible before measuring.

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