Fancy a delicious mid morning or mid afternoon snack that’s packed with wholesome raw ingredients? These temptingly crunchy purple corn fig buns are crammed with purple corn extract; the vibrant superfood from the Andes that gives the tasty treats their vivid colour. Purple corn extract is rich in anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that helps to strengthen the immune system, delay the signs of aging and reduce the risk of cancer. And these irresistible raw food snacks also contain tasty figs, which are literally bursting with healthy nutrients including fibre, natural fruits sugars, vitamin B1 and the minerals iron, sodium and calcium.
Purple corn and fig crunchy buns*
This glorious raw food recipe makes around 12 individual buns – more than enough to prevent a bun fight in your kitchen – and proves that raw food really is comfort food at its best!
– 100g of raw lucuma powder
– 70g of raw cacao butter
– 3 fresh figs
– 50g of raw germinated buck wheat
– 5g of organic purple corn extract
– 5 drops of vanilla extract
First gently melt the raw cacao butter at a low temperature. Then peel and mash the fresh figs in a mixing bowl. Add in the remaining ingredients, including the melted raw cacao butter, and mix thoroughly. Finally spoon the mixture into 12 silicone cupcake moulds and place in your fridge to set for approx. 1 hour.
These delicious crunchy purple corn and fig buns will keep for five days when stored in a sealed container in your fridge.
* Recipe taken from Evie’s Kitchen by Shazzie – a simple, yet comprehensive guide to raising a child on raw food – successfully.