Allow me to show you some indoor climbing in Prague. More importantly, let’s look at the “Boulder Bar”
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Coconut Almond Mini Muffins
(makes 12 muffins)
1 1/2 Cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 Tsp of salt
1/2 Cup of sugar (brown or white)
Generous dash of dinger (optional - but adds a nice flavor)
1/4 Tsp of nutmeg
3/4 Tsp of lemon zest (or orange)
1 Cup of toasted shredded coconut
2/3 Cup of chopped toasted almonds
1 1/2 Tsps of baking powder
1/2 Tsp of baking soda
1 Cup of coconut milk (I used vanilla coconut almond milk)
2 Tsps of vanilla
Splash of Orange Juice (don’t have OJ just increase the milk slightly)
1/4 Cup of oil (I used olive oil but I’m sure vegetable/canola oil would work as well)
First, take two generous handfuls of almonds and throw them into a blender to chop them up. Let’s be real, chopping almonds by hand is a challenge. The blender I used happens to have a pulse feature, which worked very well. A few quick pulses and the almonds were nicely chopped.
Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, place the coconut and almonds on a baking sheet, and toast them for about 8 minutes. You might want to move things around a bit after 5 minutes.
Now to good the stuff:
Raise the temperature on the oven to 400 degrees. Let it preheat.
Mix the flower, salt, baking powder, baking soda, zest, ginger, nutmeg, and sugar in a bowl. Once the coconut and almonds are toasted, let them cool for a few minutes and then add them to the flour mixture.
In a separate bowl mix the milk, vanilla, oil, and orange juice.
Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the flour mixture until everything is nicely incorporated.
Place the mixture into your muffin pan. I used a muffin pan that holds 12 muffins. I did not grease the pan but I’m sure a light cooking spray wouldn’t hurt.
Bake for 14 - 16 minutes.
Remove from the oven. Allow to cool. And, well, eat!
"Notably, he made the first ascent, solo, of Zodiac in 1972 on El Cap. That same year he also established the iconic Shield, and the next year followed up with first ascents of Mescalito and Tangerine Trip, a line that was then the steepest on El Cap.”
An amazing legacy to keep the climbing community aspiring for greatness.
May he rest in peace.
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