PEANUT BUTTER WHITE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS
YES. This post is a recipe for PEANUT BUTTER WHITE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS, and a damn good one at that.
But I want to take a second and talk about eggs. There is so much misinformation out there when it comes to eggs - cage free, free range, non-GMO, organic, pasture raised. What does it all mean? I will spare you the nitty gritty details of each term, and I'll leave you with the bottom line.
We each need to do what is most economically feasible for our situation, but if you can, I recommend buying cage-free eggs, always pasture raised, and if you can afford to, organic. Therefore, the only eggs that I buy are Vital Farms, Organic, Pasture Raised Eggs, because the hens are fed an Organic (and non-GMO) supplemental feed. And if I can't find the organic eggs, I will confidently purchase any of the other Vital Farms eggs, because guess what - they are ALL pasture raised, and pasture raised means that the hens are free to roam on the pastures. When the hens are happy, they produce higher quality eggs, which means they are bursting with taste!
Ok, so that's that. Let's get to this recipe. Sure, you can Veganize it by subbing that delicious Vital Farms egg for one flax egg (1 tb water : 3 tb water ratio), but I love the fluffiness that comes with using an egg!
Makes 10 medium size muffins
3/4 cup apple sauce (or extra ripe banana mashed to equal 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
3/4 cup gluten-free baking flour (I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 flour)
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 Vital Farms Organic Pasture Raised Egg (or flax egg)
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup mini dairy free chocolate chips
1/4 cup dairy free white chocolate (optional)
Preheat oven to 375. Line a muffin tin with 10 liners.
In a blender, add all the following ingredients - apple sauce (or mashed banana), maple syrup, egg, almond milk, vanilla extract, coconut sugar, and peanut butter, and blend until smooth (about 30 seconds - 1 min).
Next, in a medium bowl, mix together the following ingredients - flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt.
Pour batter from the blender directly into the bowl of dry ingredients. Using a spoon, mix everything together. The batter will start to get thicker. Don't overmix.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Using a spoon, scoop the batter into each muffin liner, until you have 10 muffins.
Sprinkle white chocolate on top.
Bake 17-18 minutes.
Remove from oven and DEVOUR.
Welcome to your new favorite cookie recipe. If you make them, be sure to tag me on Instagram and use hashtag #kalejunkie. Enjoy!