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Blood orange chia&polenta cupcakes

Sunny days with blue skies in February are so uplifting after all the greyness that has been hanging around for too many days in a row! Inspired by the sunshine I felt like using colourful ingredients and making something sweet to make up for the… Read more


Chia & polenta cupcakes – serves 3-4

125g coconut oil or unsalted organic butter
125g coconut sugar
2 medium sized eggs
70g polenta
50g kamut flour
40g ground almonds
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp baking powder
zest & juice of 2 blood oranges for the cakes
Juice of 2 small blood oranges & 50g of coconut sugar for the glaze


Method: Preheat the oven at 160C and prepare the cupcake tin and paper cases. Mix coconut oil and sugar until light and fluffy ( if you are using a glass bowl put it in the oven for a few minutes, the coconut oil and sugar will start melting and it will be easier to mix them together). Add one egg at the time and mix very well. When the mixture is well combined, add the zest, all the dry ingredients and the juice. Mix well until you get a nice cake dough texture. The chia seeds might make the mixture slightly thick, in which case just add some more juice. Then transfer the mixture into the cupcake paper cases, trying to get equal amounts in each case.


Transfer cupcake tin into the preheated oven and bake for around 30-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Remove from the oven leave to cool down.


Whilst the cakes are cooling down, start making the glaze, putting juice and sugar in a small size saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer for approximately 3-5 minutes, then remove from the heat and leave to cool. Once the glaze has cooled down drizzle over the top of the cupcakes and serve with vanilla or lemon ice cream or coconut ice cream are also delicious. If you don’t have ice cream, you can make lemon & chia yogurt – just add the juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 tsp of honey and 1 tbsp of chia to 150g of yogurt,  mix well, leave to set for a 10minutes and enjoy !!