Celebrating {Good Food}

I love when good-for-you food is good, too.

And I love it when I decide to splurge for a special occasion (like my 30th birthday yesterday!) and find a really good-for-you recipe to use. This recipe does have chocolate chips (which I did not make myself), but other than that, they’re nutrient dense with good fats and proteins.

Those are my birthday muffins steaming up the cake dome next to a gorgeous spring bouquet from my mother.

 

I was blown away by these muffins. They had the best texture I’ve experienced since I began soaking my muffin recipes (the technique for soaking muffins and quick breads that I explain in my book involves a bit more stirring which tends to activate the gluten in the dough – the muffins are light, but not as crumbly). These muffins retained their fall-apart-in-your-mouth, lovable, muffin-crumbliness due to all the oats. I’m in love.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Combine in a bowl:
1 c. oats
1 c. buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt, soured milk, or other acidic medium
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
Cover and let sit on counter overnight (or 8 hours)

In a separate bowl, combine:
1/3 c. sprouted wheat flour OR white flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Set aside.

The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease (and line with paper cups if you have them) 12 muffin tins. Beat together
1 egg
1/2 c. sucanat, sugar, honey, or maple syrup
1/2 c. melted coconut oil or butter
1 t. vanilla
Stir this into the soaked oats and flour mixture.

Next add the flour and baking powder mixture to the bowl. Then fold in

1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. unsweetened coconut (optional)

Divide into 12 muffin cups and bake at 350 for 20 min. Make 12 muffins.

If you want to learn more about sprouted wheat flour, check out this post, or head over to the Real Fast Food Facebook page where I answer a reader question on the topic of flour choices this morning…

8 responses to “Celebrating {Good Food}”

  1. Heather Avatar
    Heather

    Thank you!

  2. Heather Avatar
    Heather

    I’m just discovering soaking grains and am new to it all. Wondering if you would recommend this method of soaking oats for all baked recipes that include oats, or if it is different depending on the recipe. Obviously…there are many recipes that don’t tell you to soak oats that I would still like to use. Thanks for any input.

    1. Trina Avatar
      Trina

      Heather, I normally soak all oats before cooking or baking them, just as I do wheat. So, yes, in my kitchen, when life allows 😉 we soak all recipes that involve oats. Basic rule of thumb: enough liquid to moisten oats (or flour), and 2 T. acidic or cultured dairy product per cup of oats or wheat.

  3. Barb Avatar
    Barb

    Finished making a double batch at breakfast this a.m., and am pleased to say they are half gone and delicious just the way they are.

  4. Jyl Avatar

    Sounds like we were born a week a part! I hope you had a great day. Excited to try these.

  5. Diane Avatar

    Wowswers girl, these look great! I might just need to add them to my Monday morning repertoire:)

  6. Mandy Avatar

    Mmmmm! Sounds lovely!

  7. Gretchen Avatar

    Oh these sound yummy! Your Apple Egg Muffin recipe has made me a breakfast muffin fan again. Will definitely have to try these.

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