Some mornings, I just need a blueberry muffin!! The problem with most muffins you bake and buy is that they are loaded with nasty “natural” (white sugar, butter…) and test tube (come on now, don’t eat trans-fat, polysorbate 60 and HFCS) ingredients that aren’t going to give you energy for the day and health for a lifetime. So, let’s YouAnew your blueberry muffins! Let’s make ’em gluten and dairy free for all you wheat and milk sensitive folks and without cane sugar. But let’s make them taste so good, no one will know that they are healthy.
What You’ll Need
1/3 cup Coconut Oil
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour Mix
2 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 cup Coconut Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 heaping tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 cup Organic Applesauce
1/2 cup Rice Dream Enriched Vanilla
2 tsp Gluten Free Vanilla Extract
2 beaten Organic Eggs
1 Cup Frozen Wild Blueberries*
What You’ll Do:
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, add solid coconut oil (tends to be solid at room temperature and need to liquefy) to a sauce pan over medium heat. When liquefied, remove from heat and pour into mixing bowl. Now, you’ll need 2 of those mini muffin tins and the tiny liners. The recipe will yield about 35 mini muffins so line accordingly. Get out your favorite big mixing bowl and swirl together all the ingredients (including the melted coconut oil) except the blueberries; you’ll delicately add those in after all the other ingredients are combined. Spoon the mixture into the mini muffin pans. I find it’s less messy if you use 2 spoons–1 to scoop, 1 to scrape. Place the muffin trays in the oven. My oven bakes them in about 15 minutes. I’d say to try 15 and if needed, continue to bake until that toothpick comes out clean. Cool the muffins down on a baking rack (take them out of the muffin tray). ENJOY!!
Nutrition Info: Makes 35(ish) wild blueberry mini muffins. Each muffin has about 65 calories, 1 grams of protein, 10 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat. I love the lauric acid (empowering your immune system), medium chain fatty acids (great energy source), and the anti-cancer antioxidant found in these muffin morsels as much as I love the flavor!
*Go wild!! Organic wild blueberries impart an even greater antioxidant and phytonutrient punch than their conventionally grown counterparts. Those little wild berries have to fight harder to survive harsh elements, so they develop protective nutrients. These nutrients help our bodies to powerfully fight cancer cells.