My friend, Sharon, generously gave me a couple cups of ripe persimmon fruit over a year ago. Well, today I finally thawed them out and created this recipe. This version is gluten free (GF), but you could use any combo of wheat or other grain/nut flours.
The moisture content required a little longer baking time than usual (about 28 minutes instead of 23 minutes, in my oven). I’m really happy with the taste, because I had no idea what to expect!
1/3 C EACH – amaranth, coconut, brown rice & garbanzo bean flours
1/4 C oat flour/rolled oat combo (GF)
1/4 C ground walnut/pecan/hazelnut combo
1/4 C ground flax seed
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
2 C very ripe persimmon fruit puree
1/4 C pure maple syrup
1/4 C coconut milk (full fat)
1 t vanilla extract
Raw sugar granules
Combine the dry and wet ingredients separately, then mix together. Spoon into 12 muffin liners. Sprinkle ~1/8 t raw sugar on top of each. Bake at 350 degrees for about 28 minutes.
**Vegan, dairy free, egg free.