Friday, April 13, 2018

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Baking has become a bit of a meditative practice for me.  At the end of the day, specially if bedtime has been challenging, I love my quiet time baking in the kitchen playing around with my flours.  I find it fun and relaxing!  Instead of giving my full attention to my breath and my state of being, I center my focus on the flours I will use, or the flavors I want to create.  Try it!  The clean up is not that bad.  This week, I picked up some millet flour at the store to try something new.  It is a good source of protein, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.  I paired it with garbanzo (chickpea) flour for a good dose of protein overall.
Here is the recipe I used:
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1 cup apple (grated)
1 tsp almond extract
1 egg
1 egg white
4 oz unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp hemp seeds
I mixed the wet and dry ingredients separately and then combined them together.  This mix is enough for 5 large muffins.  I baked the muffins at 350 F for 17 minutes.  My kitchen smelled delicious!
The muffins have a soft texture with a slight nutty taste from the hemp seeds.  They were a hit this morning with my kiddos!

Here are the nutrition facts for these muffins.  Not bad at 6.8 g of protein per muffin!

Thanks for reading!

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