What happens when you pair a health-conscious, vegan mother of two who has her own diet business with a husband and children who sometimes have other ideas? This blog is a chronicle of my journey to eat and live in a life-affirming way!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Delicious, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free and Nut-Free Muffins in Under 15 Minutes!

We have recently taken my son off gluten (more in a later post about celiac and gluten sensitivities and our personal journey) but my son was having a huge craving for blueberry muffins this morning. And, since he was having a special field trip today I wanted to make them for him!!!

Instead of just caving and going across the street to H&H, I just pulled out a bag of Namaste Foods Gluten-free Muffin Mix, which makes muffins are gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free and sugar-free and taste delicious! And, in 15 minutes Voila!

There is no need to laborously start from scratch when there are such good products on the market and you can personalize them by adding berries for a mixed berry muffin, chocolate chips for chocolate chip muffins or even carrots, zucchini or bananas for a yummy healthy morning muffin! The possibilities are endless.

Following is the recipe:

Mixed Berry Muffins
Namaste Foods Gluten-free Muffin Mix
2 eggs (I used E-nerg egg replacement powder)
1/4 cup oil (I used a combo of coconut butter, hemp and Earth Balance but you can also use olive or sesame oil)
1/2 small bag of mixed berries
Add: ground flax seeds, ground chia, ground hemp seeds (I used them all!)
1 cup water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a cuisinart or mixing bowl, mix everything but the berries until very smooth. Hand mix in the frozen berries. Grease muffin tins and fill with mixture. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!!! I serve these with a side of almond butter. Healthy, guilt-free and so, so delicious!

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