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Afridelight Cookies and Muffins

Afridelight is super natural functional food. It is masterful blended composite flour made from the rarest species of whole wheat grains and mature unripe plantain. It is rich in B vitamins, such as thiamin, folate, and vitamin B6, and the minerals magnesium, zinc, and manganese.

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 Afridelight Italian Honey Breakfast Cookies

You will love the simplicity and the nutty flavor of these Easy Italian Honey Breakfast Cookies made from Afridelight. As an added bonus, these healthy cookies hold up perfectly when dunked in your hot beverage of choice.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ Afridelight flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest

Direction

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and honey.
  2. Add the vegetable oil and vanilla extract and continue to whisk.
  3. Add the Afridelight flour, baking powder and orange zest and combine with the help of a mixing spatula.
  4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. When ready to roll out the dough, preheat the oven to 375℉ (190°C). Position rack to middle.
  6. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  7. On a floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to ¼ inch thickness.
  8. Use any cookie cutter to cut out shapes from the dough. Re-roll scrapes.
  9. Place about ½ inch apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet and gently press down with to flatten slightly with a meat pounder (optional).
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes or so before transferring to a rack.

 

 Afridelight Carrot Muffins

Prep time:  15 mins

Cook time:  20 mins

Total time:  35 mins

Yield: ABOUT 12 LARGE MUFFINS

 

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups Afridelight flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • ½ cup pure honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup finely shredded carrot (2-3 medium carrots)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper or silicone muffin liners (or grease the pan).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the Afridelight flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Whisk thoroughly.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, honey, egg, vanilla extract, and applesauce and whisk to combine. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined.
  4. Fold in the shredded carrots, being careful not to over mix.
  5. Scoop batter into your prepared muffin tin. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool a few minutes before serving.
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Afridelight Waffles

Afridelight is super natural functional food. It is masterful blended composite flour made from the rarest species of whole wheat grains and mature unripe plantain. It is rich in B vitamins, such as thiamin, folate, and vitamin B6, and the minerals magnesium, zinc, and manganese.

Health Benefits of Afridelight

Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

Afridelight is rich in magnesium, which is a mineral that acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes. These enzymes are involved in the body’s functional use of insulin and glucose secretion. The FDA permits foods that contain whole grain by at least 51% weight and are also low in saturated fat and cholesterol, which means a lower risk of coronary ailments and certain types of cancer. Moreover, regular consumption of whole grain wheat like in Afridelight promotes healthy blood sugar control. People who suffer from diabetes are able to keep their sugar levels under control by regular consumption of Afridelight.

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 Afridelight Waffles


{Note: the yield is going to depend on the size/shape of your waffle maker. The recipe made 3 big belgian waffles in mine.}

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Afridelight flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
1/3 cup canola oil

Direction

Preheat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you want to keep the waffles warm, preheat your oven to 200 F then place a wire rack inside of a rimmed baking sheet and pop in the oven.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the egg, milk and canola oil. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix just until barely combined (lumpy batter is a-ok!).

Fill the wells of your waffle maker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions (4 minutes in my waffle maker). To keep the first waffles warm while you finish up the batter, transfer to the wire rack in the oven. Serve with your favorite toppings!

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Afridelight Buns

Afridelight is super natural functional food. It is masterful blended composite flour made from the rarest species of whole wheat grains and mature unripe plantain. It is rich in B vitamins, such as thiamin, folate, and vitamin B6, and the minerals magnesium, zinc, and manganese.

Health Benefits of Afridelight

It enriches the heart.

Afridelight contains some amount of serotonin which dilates the arteries, improves blood flow and reduces homocystine (a condition that causes coronary artery disease and stroke).

It richness in potassium makes it heart friendly by preventing heart attack and hypertension through controlling heart rate and blood pressure in our body and cell. Also, it fibre content is great for reducing cholesterols level which reduce the risk of developing any heart diseases.

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Afridelight Buns

Afridelight buns are soft, dense, and make the perfect hamburger bun! Plus they only take an hour to make start to finish.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Dry Active Yeast
  • 1 cup & 2 tbsp Warm Water
  • 1/3 cup Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Raw Cane Sugar (unrefined sugar, but you can use normal sugar if you want)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 1/3 cup Afridelight (Plus 1/2 – 3/4 cups for dusting and kneading)

Instructions

  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes; the mixture will look bubbly.
  2. Mix in egg, salt, and flour to the yeast mixture. You will form a soft and slightly sticky dough.
  3. Let dough sit for 5 minutes.
  4. On a very well floured surface knead the dough until smooth. Continue to add flour as necessary to avoid the dough from sticking to your hands or the surface (you may feel like it is a lot of flour – I use about 1/2 cup). Kneading takes roughly 5 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into ten buns – you may need to flour your hands for this. Place on baking sheet with approximately one and a half inches between buns.
  6. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Buns will grow but not double in size. In the meantime, preheat oven to 425°.
  7. Bake buns for 8-12 minutes, until golden brown.