I wrote this post once already, and something happened. I don’t know what. I just know, I had it looking all nice and pretty, and then… It disappeared. I’m sure it was the internet gremlins, cause surely I wouldn’t have accidently deleted it, right? (Right. Ha!)
Anyway, I’ll try to remember what I wrote. It was something about how my children often refuse to eat breakfast. I’ve tried eggs, toast, cereal (you know, the usual), and even Clif Bars. Since they will sometimes eat a waffle or two, I figured, why not play into their sugar munchies and offer them muffins. Not an ordinary muffin. No. A chocolate chip muffin. You know, basically, dessert for breakfast.
However, I’m not that much of a push over, so I grabbed a recipe and modified it to pack in more nutrition. As a bonus, it is gluten free. (This muffin is husband approved, by the way.)
As I usually do when creating a gluten-free recipe, I began with a “normal” recipe. I started with this one from Genius Kitchen, added a semi whole grain gluten free flour mix (Krusteaz) and some protein rich milk (Fairlife), swapped some of the sugar for applesauce, and came up with what I think is a tasty, healthier version.
One thing about these muffins. I guess, due to the gluten free flour, they harden a bit on the counter. No problem. Just pop them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds, and they are back to their ooey gooey goodness. Who knows, maybe your picky eaters will even like them!
Let me know if you try it out, and if you come up with any modifications. (If you’re like me, you can’t touch a recipe without altering it in some way. And that’s okay!)
- 1 2/3 cups Krusteaz Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1⁄3 cup light-brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 (11 1/2 ounce) package mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Grease twelve muffin cups.
- In a large bowl, stir together flours, sugars, baking powder, and salt.
- In another bowl, stir together milk, eggs, butter, applesauce, and vanilla until blended.
- Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
- Add milk mixture and stir just to combine.
- Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
- Spoon batter into prepared cups.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean.