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1/2 Batch Mango Muffins

I really love keeping healthy baked goods in the house for easy breakfasts. What I don't love is the fact that making 12 muffins to be eaten over a week's time gets so boring for my tastes buds. I get so bored eating the same damn quick muffin every day - even though I love the idea of just grabbing a piece of fruit and muffin and biking off to work (or walking to the bus stop in VegKid's case).

I've definitely tried to bake multiple small batches of muffins in different flavors for one tin (think: 4 banana coconut, 4 chocolate, 4 peanut butter and jelly all baking in 1 muffin tin), but the problem I run into is either a) they need different cooking times which negates the whole easy breakfast thing if I'm having to play musical chairs with which muffins stay in and which ones come out and b) typically the household will concur in the order of awesomeness and eat the muffins that order which leaves me eating everyone's least favorite muffin of the bunch for the next few days - which puts me back in square one.

Here's what I found out works best in my household: cook a 1/2 batch of muffins. DUH, right?! Now I don't have a 1/2 pan muffin tin so I fill the first 6 tins with batter and then the last 6 tins with water (that keeps the tin from burning/getting damaged). Sure with 4 people in the house 6 muffins don't last long but this keeps seems simple, easy to prepare, easy to eat, no so easy to over eat, and keeps me from getting bored eating the same muffin everyday.

So far, these are my favorite 1/2 batch muffins that I've made so far. They were gone in 60 seconds (cue Nick Cage).

1 c rice flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp raw sugar

2 tbsp agave
1 tbsp flaxmeal
1 mango, pureed 

  1. Preheat to 350
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl
  3. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl
  4. Combine and pour into a small loaf pan or a half cupcake pan
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes 

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