Here is a great breakfast muffin that is loaded with protein, healthy fats, omega 3’s, and almost no refined sugars. From Emily Cohen of My Life My Menu.
What You’ll Need:
1 cup quinoa or almond flour (can also use chickpea or other alternative flour)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or Himalayan salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 large eggs
1/3 cup avocado oil or other neutral oil
1 cup applesauce
1/2 your favorite milk (nut, seed, cow, etc. )
What to Do:
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a medium bowl combine your quinoa flour, all-purpose flour, chocolate chips, flax seed, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix thoroughly to combine.
Using your mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add your maple syrup, eggs, oil, applesauce, and milk to the bowl. Mix on low just until the eggs are broken up and all the liquids are combined. Lower your mixer to its lowest speed and slowly add your flour mixture to your wet ingredients until combined. Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula and mix for another 15 seconds or so on medium.
Line 2 medium sized muffin pans with paper cupcake liners and scoop about ¼ cup of batter into each. The batter should come up about 3/4 of the way into the muffin pan. I like to use an ice cream scoop to help me do this. Bake for approximately 18 minutes or until the top is golden brown. It is a good idea to rotate the pan front to back halfway through the cooking time. Let the muffins cool completely before removing them from the pan.
Yields about 18 muffins.
Plan head! This recipe is so wonderful because it freezes so beautifully. I keep only a few out for the week and I store them on the counter in an air tight container. The rest I freeze in a zippered storage bag. Every Sunday I pull out a few to defrost for the week ahead. Perfect for the upcoming school week!
Emily Cohen is the founder of MyLifeMyMenu.com, a website that helps the busy person create balanced menus filled with easy, healthy, family-friendly recipes made up of simple and wholesome ingredients. For more from Emily, follow her on Instagram @MyLifeMyMenu and on Facebook at My Life My Menu.