Monday, April 6, 2009

Chocolate Chip Muffins

I stared making these for the boys when my previous waffle maker decided to take an early retirement (and my replacement hadn't come in yet). They were a rip roaring success (so much so that the boys now ask me to alternate between waffles and muffins. LOL).

2 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 eggs (or if you need to stay egg free, replace with 1/3 cup of apple sauce)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (we only use the Enjoy Life chocolate chips) (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In large mixing bowl, mix together almond flour, baking soda, salt. Add honey, vanilla, vinegar and eggs (or apple sauce). Mix well and stir in chocolate chips.

Lightly grease muffin tins, or place paper liners in tins.

Spoon batter into tins, filling half full. Makes about 9 muffins.

Place muffin tin in oven. Place baking sheet under muffin tins (in case batter rises above muffin tins and spills over, it's happened to me a few times.. LOL).

Bake for about 20 minutes (may need to bake a little longer if using apple sauce instead of eggs).

My boys love 'em hot, with a little jelly or honey drizzled on top. They make great lunchbox snacks too (but do check with your child's school regarding their nut free policies).


AmberDawn said...

Thank you for the recipe! I look forward to trying it son!

Renee said...

We can't do nuts. Do you have any suggestions for a different flour that still might work? It sounds so yummy I want to try!

And congrats on the award! Very very nice!

Petra said...

Renee, can you do coconut flour (we can't..)? Bananas? (we can't)?Those may be substitutes to try.

Otherwise there are several GFCFSFYF *commercial* all purpose flour mixtures out there that may work (Red Mill's, Bette Hagman, Gluten Free Pantry). I try to not use flour combinations (e.g. a flour mixture that contains AND rice AND potato AND arrowroot etc), as I try to keep a 7 day rotation for the boys on the starchy stuff (so if they have had rice based pasta one day, I don't want to give them muffins or pancakes or cookies made with a rice flour the next day..)

Alchemille said...

Renee, what about seeds (sesame, sunflower, pumpkin seeds...)?
You can grind your own meals/flours with these...