Friday, August 24, 2012

PB&J Morning Muffins

I just found this recipe via DailyBurn Tracker, and since it is gluten-free as well as dairy-free, I had to share it! Hope you all like it.

2 1/2 cups All purpose gluten-free baking flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup local honey
1/2 cup finely ground carrots
1/2 cup finely ground zucchini
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup all fruit no sugar added jam - your choice of flavor

PB&J Morning Muffins
It's always a struggle to get kids to eat their veggies, so why not hide a serving in their breakfast? This PB&J Morning Muffin recipe includes grated carrots and zucchini masked with the familiar flavor of peanut butter and jelly that kids love.These muffins are gluten-free and dairy-free, plus they are packed with fiber and healthy fats.
These muffins are a little high in calories because they are intended to serve as a complete breakfast. Studies show that kids who eat a nutritious breakfast score higher on standardized tests (Source: USDA).
It's easy to prepare these muffins on a Sunday evening. They are a perfect grab and go breakfast for the week ahead. You can also freeze half of the batch and defrost / heat them as you need them, but they are so tasty that they will probably be gobbled up faster than you think.
Directions
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place foil muffin cups into a muffin pan, or lightly grease muffin pan with olive oil.

2) In a large bowl, combine gluten-free flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs, olive oil, honey, almond milk, and peanut butter and beat until smooth. Add grated carrots, zucchini, walnuts, and stir until coated.

3) Spoon 2 tbsp of mixture into each muffin cup, and top with a small dollop of all fruit no sugar added jam. After you do this with all 12 muffin cups, cover the top of the jam with the remaining batter.

4) Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the center of the muffin and it comes out clean.

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