generally speaking i bake muffins on sunday nights for james to have for a quick breakfast all week long. they are easy to carry and munch on while walking to the train. tonight i decided to make up a new one, i am calling them:
nut better + jammy muffins:
preheat to 400*
2 c flour
3 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 c sweetener, i used 1/4 agave+ 1/4 honey
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup soy milk
1/4 veg. oil
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 c almond butter, could use peanut or cashew or soy nut butter
sliced/crushed nuts for topping
1 cup jam for filling, i used blueberry
(((also you could add some dried fruit, flax seeds or fresh fruit in the mix)))
sift all the dry ingredients and mix together. mix and beat all wet ingredients. combine with minimal mixing. in muffin tin fill 1/2 way with batter, add a teaspoon of jam, cover jam with more batter to 3/4 way filled and add some nuts on top.
bake @ 400* for 20 minutes, check after 15 to be safe.
i had better take a bite since i am posting this…..
okay they came out yummy with crisp tops and soft insides, the jam is a lovely lit surprise inside…but…they are not sweet, not really at all, which i kind of like in the morning, can’t handle a sugarbomb in the a.m. so if you prefer yours sweeter you can add more sweetener or the honey/agave and add some sugar too. also the almond butter is subtle but will give you a little protein bonus in your breakfast, too make a real peanut butter and jelly breakfast perhaps kick up the nut butter too! maybe next time i will add a full cup of nut butter and replace some flour with almond meal. i used spelt flour by the way. )))
let me know if you try them and how/if you tweek the recipe.