February 25, 2010

Dad's Breakfast Muffins

My family is divided into two groups: those of us who like to bake/cook, and those of us who like to eat what the rest of us make. I definitely fall into the first group and probably inherited my love of cooking, baking and all things food from my father. The time we spend speaking on the phone or just hanging out almost always ends up focused on food- from our newest recipes to the ideas we are excited to try.

So when I went to Florida for a little R & R this past weekend, my dad couldn't wait to show me the new breakfast muffins he came up with. He makes a batch every week for him and mom to enjoy each morning. And of course, he made this most recent batch with only gluten free ingredients especially for me :)

The muffins were simply delicious! They are full of oats, walnuts and blueberries and have a light yet crunchy texture that I really enjoyed. And they are the perfect morning dose of fiber, antioxidants, protein and healthy fat. So, here is Dad's breakfast muffin recipe. Enjoy!

Dad's Breakfast Muffins
2 cups gf oats
2 cups walnuts
4 tbsp brown rice flour
2 tsp gf baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
5 egg whites
4 tbsp honey or agave
2 tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup prune juice
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

Preheat your oven to 375 F.
Combine the oats and walnuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. The walnuts should be ground but still visible as tiny chunks. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and add the brown rice flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, combine the egg whites, honey or agave, molasses, vanilla extract and prune juice. Beat lightly until well combine. Pour the liquid mixture into the oat and walnut mixture, and add the blueberries. Combine well.
Divide evenly among 12 lined and lightly greased muffins tins. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

3 comments :

  1. THESE LOOK GREAT! I MAY HAVE TO GIVE THEM A TRY THIS WEEKEND - I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A NEW RECIPE ;)

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  2. those look great! I wish my parents would bake me some muffins like that! I'm about to make some muffins using oats too. yum!

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