Thursday, February 21, 2013

Chocolate Chip Sunflower Seed Butter Muffins


As a little girl, my Mom always made a nutritious breakfast before school.  Our breakfast often included pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, sausage, omelets or oatmeal.

Now, as a Mom myself, I often wonder, how did my Mom do it?!!  She was early to rise, productive and calm in the mornings.  What a great example she was for me!  I wish I could be all of those things.  But to be like that, I need to get my butt out of bed earlier!  Which also means going to bed earlier than I do.

Most mornings, I find myself waking up just in time to make sure the kids get dressed, fed a quick breakfast, hugged and out the door on time.  The quick breakfast I'm talking about is a bowl of cereal. {Gasp!} I know, I know...some of you might be thinking that is a horrible breakfast.  But then again, maybe others of you see nothing wrong with that.  Well, my role model, Mom, set the bar high for me, so when my son says, "Cereal again?!" with disappointment in his voice, I feel guilty and want to make them something different.

I've given myself a little goal of making something other than just cereal, twice a week.  So yesterday, it was oatmeal with raisins and a little brown sugar and for today I planned ahead.

So that I didn't have to wake up really early, I made muffins last night.  And that made everyone happy this morning :)  We just warmed them up a little so they tasted like they just came out of the oven.

The kids all loved them!   They are mildly sweet and the sunflower seed butter taste is subtle.  I used mini chocolate chips but next time, I will probably try regular sized chocolate chips for a little more punch of chocolate goodness.


I packed a few away into the freezer.  Next time we go to a coffee shop or out for breakfast, we can bring these yummy little guys along.


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Ingredients:

1 T + 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2/3 c brown sugar, packed

6 T butter, melted & cooled
1/2 c sunflower seed butter
1/4 c coconut oil, melt before measuring
1 c milk, warm up a little

3/4 c Mini Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

Instructions:

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place liners in muffin tins.
2.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.  Set aside.
3.  In a medium bowl, combine butter, sunflower seed butter, coconut oil and milk.  Whisk together until thoroughly mixed.
4.  Add the wet ingredients, into the dry and stir just until combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips.
5.  Scoop into muffin tins, up to the top of each muffin cup.  They rise only a little.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 1 dozen muffins.
6.  Enjoy!


This recipe was adapted from a recipe I found on pinterest, by Kaitlin In The Kitchen.

4 comments:

  1. These are perfect! I will be making them asap for my boys! Glad to know they freeze well! Thanks for kicking off a great party this week! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

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