Healthy Gluten-free Power Energy Muffins

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Gluten-free, dairy free, oat and nut flour, sweetened with dates and chocolate chips for an energy power muffin to-go or with afternoon tea. 

healthy energy muffins
Healthy Energy Muffins

Hodge-Podge Healthy Muffins

I call these muffins my Hodge-Podge Muffins because Hodge-Podge times call for a confused mixture of healthy ingredients.

The time of lockdown, at first, had me confused. A real mixed bag of emotions. Hodge-Podge days. But week after week  I  adjusted what was normal, to a new normal. 

So, before I tell you why; could I interest you in the most delicious, accident of a chocolate chip, healthy muffin I have ever created? She ain’t the prettiest ‘muffy’ on the block, but dang she got power, she healthy, and she sure is scrumptious!

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Healthy Power Energy Muffin Ingredients

Power Energy

I can’t even speak to you about what is happening all around us right now. No, I just can’t. Just like I have never been that girl who could watch films like The Omen, or Jaws, and then be able to sleep. Nope. Never seen them. 

Why? This girl discovered long ago that life can be pretty scary, uncertain, even evil. Protecting myself from things that disturbed my peace, is something I learned to do and it has served me well.

 Surrounding myself with a healthy environment, pretty things and something I call ‘Power Energy’. 

Putting on makeup every single day, wearing cloths that make me feel good is the beginning of that power energy.

I laugh a lot. I create recipes out of a hodge-podge of things I know are heathy for me. These things keep my sense of balance, and give me peace.

Healthy Me

This nightmare virus became the horror movie I have never allowed myself to watch on television; only there was no turning it off.

So, I dug deeper inside myself to find a way to balance my personal environment; especially since it would become the only environment I might know for months to come. 

I continued to put makeup on ever single day (first thing in the morning), put on cloths that were comfy but made me feel I was going somewhere, Colored My Own Hair when it was needed, did my own nailswith colors of the season and eat healthy food. 

When this miserable time is behind us, I don’t want to Look like I’ve been through a war, even though it feels like it.

DIY Haircolor
DIY Hair Color

Healthy Food

It has a way of bringing us comfort. Maybe it’s the smell of a particular food, or the taste, that brings a smile to our face. 

Today was sunny out. Chilly, but yet sunny. Daffodils are blooming in my yard and life has begun to pop up out of the ground everywhere, a real dichotomy to what is going on in our world at large. 

I wanted to make something healthy and yummy to have with afternoon tea outside, my first tea on the veranda this year.

Gluten

Gluten is not an issue for me since I don’t have celiac. Celiac is a discomforting disease in which some people have an immune reaction to eating gluten; which is a protein found in wheat and a few other grains. 

The gluten-free trend (I call it a trend only because many who don’t have celiac feel they should be gluten-free), did teach me something.

It exposed me to so many other types of flour to cook with that are actually healthier and more delicious. 

So, I went into my pantry and fridge, which is also looking strangely different these past weeks. Grabbing a hodgepodge of ingredients that spoke to me, chocolate being the first, dates, nuts, oats and a few other goodies followed. 

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Oat Flour & Walnut Flour

Muffin Madness

When my four children were growing up and I was a single mom with an in-home business, I needed fast easy ways to feed my children heathy meals. 

Muffins were a great way to have these little power bombs of everything healthy I could think to put in them, waiting for each little sweet face at the breakfast table, or have ready for after school snacks at the end of their day away from home, eating… who knows what. 

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Muffin Madness Now Trending

Sometimes the muffins had fruit and nuts, while other times they were loaded with eggs, meat and veggies. I soon became the muffin queen. 

When I went to Brazil to live for a few years (empty nest time), I made muffins for friends I met and before long I was being approached to go into business and open a chain of muffin shops all over Brazil. 

They had never seen a muffin. Imagine that, with the gazillion types of bananas they have, turning rotten soon off the plant! Needless to say, my Banana Muffins were a smashing hit!

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Bananas At A Brazilian Market

The muffins I made for my Hodge-Podge crisis, gluten-free, healthy power muffins, came together fast. They are so delicious that I wanted to document the recipe right here and now so I will always have it to come back to. 

I hope they will be a moment of comfort to you as they were for me today. Stay safe, healthy and stay home so we can all be together again SOON!

Ingredients Needed

  • Oats
  • Rice flour or Coconut flour
  • Walnuts
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Dates
  • Eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Almond milk or other
  • Chocolate chips
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Healthy Power Energy Muffin’s Ready To Bake

Equipment Needed

  • Muffin tins
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • Baking paper cups
  • Oven

My Muffin Madness Cookbook

Now that I’ve got you thinking outside the box about muffins, are you ready to try other creative and delicious muffin recipes you won’t find anywhere else?

Hot off the press this year: My Muffin Madness Cookbook!

My Muffin Madness Cookbook
My Muffin Madness Cookbook

Healthy Gluten-free Power Energy Muffins

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: Bread Muffins u0026amp; Crackers, Muffin MadnessCuisine: Healthy
Servings

6

servings

Gluten-free, dairy free, oat and nut flour, sweetened with dates and chocolate chips for an energy power muffin to-go or with afternoon tea. 

Ingredients

  • Oats – 2 1/2 cups, ground to a flour

  • Rice flour, coconut flour or millet flour  – 3/4 cup

  • Walnuts – 3/4 cup, ground to a flour

  • Sugar – 1/4 cup

  • Baking powder – 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dates – 10, pitted and chopped

  • Eggs – 2

  • Olive oil – 1/4 cup

  • Almond milk or Whole milk – 3/4 cup

  • Chocolate chips – 1/2 cup

Directions

  • Preheat oven 350
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to wet ingredients.
  • Add chocolate chips and chopped dates. Transfer batter to paper lines muffin tins.
  • Bake until done, about 25 minutes.
Energy Muffins
Energy Muffins
 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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