Blackberry & pistachio friands
Using aquafaba as an egg substitute gives these vegan friands a moreish, slightly chewy finish.
- Prepare15 mins
- Cook20 mins
- Total time35 mins
- 100g pistachio kernels
- 400g can Essential Chickpeas in Water
- 120g caster sugar
- 150g self-raising flour
- 150g Stork Baking Spread, melted
- 12 blackberries
- 3 tbsp Sweet Freedom Fruit Syrup
Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tray with tulip muffin cases. Blitz the pistachios in a small food processor until finely ground.
Drain the liquid or ‘aquafaba’ from the chickpeas to give 120ml (save the chickpeas for another recipe – see tip). Whisk the aquafaba in a free- standing mixer or with electric beaters for 2 minutes until frothy. Add the caster sugar and whisk for another 3 minutes until holding soft peaks.
Fold through the ground pistachios and flour, followed by the melted baking spread. Spoon into the muffin cases and top each with a blackberry.
Bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and golden around the edges. Leave to cool in the tin completely before removing to a wire rack, then drizzle with the fruit syrup to finish. These are best eaten on the day they are made.
The leftover chickpeas will keep
in a covered container in the fridge for 3-5 days and are great in salads, soups or for making houmous. Or try roasting them for a crunchy snack.
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