Aug 31, 2015

Almond Oat Muffins

With all the hustle and bustle of back to school routines, I am always looking for healthy muffin recipes.  A muffin is such an easy something to grab for breakfast if you're late running out the door.... or to throw into a lunch box for a snack.  These muffins pack a little more protein in them because of the almond butter and oats.  If you do not have a sensitivity to gluten, then you can use whole wheat or white flour instead of the oat flour.  I've made them all different ways and I love them each time.

Almond Oat Muffins
2 cups oat flour*
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup almond butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk**
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients until creamy, then add chocolate chips.  Spoon batter into lined muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes.  Store in an airtight container.

*My grocery store does not sell oat flour.  To make it, I simply grind up oats in the blender until it becomes flour.  It is super easy and does not take too much time!

**If you are trying to keep this recipe dairy-free as well, simply substitute almond or coconut milk for cows milk.  

Need more inspiration for Back to School routines??  Check out my last blog post HERE.

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