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SPICED PERSIMMON WALNUT MUFFINS

It's the first day of the new year and I have bypassed all the traditional holiday baking just so I could focus on new, easy and exciting recipes that would appeal to a diverse group of new and older foodies alike! While in my local grocer I came across a display of Hachiya Persimmons that everyone seemingly passed by, allowing them to deeply ripen. This gave me the brilliant idea for a New Year's Day treat! Making these in Parchment Tulip Cups makes it a bakery-quality display and a healthy way to start the new year. So sorry for the folks who walked past this display and lucky for me, my friends, and my family!


HAPPY 2022 NEW YEAR!


WHAT IS A PERSIMMON?

Well, for starters, they’re the national fruit of Japan. Their name means “food of the Gods” in Latin, as well. A good persimmon at its peak will taste sweet, mild, and rich. Many people have described its flavor as “honey-like.”

Persimmons are a good source of vitamins A and C as well as manganese, which helps the blood to clot. They also have other antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of many serious health conditions including cancer and stroke.



Ingredients


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour