Thursday, June 4, 2015
Healthy or tasty? Which do you prefer at breakfast time? Do you find yourself drawn to a sweet, delicious pastry, donut, or kids cereal, or are you driven and focused towards something healthy, filling, and energy filled?
For most of us, what we have at breakfast time greatly affects the things we do for the rest of the day. Yet, we all seem to find ourselves in a constant food battle of what we know we should eat, and what we want to eat.
What if I said you can have both healthy and tasty? No, I don't mean increasing the size of your breakfast dish. I'm talking about having a healthy, delicious breakfast meal that satisfies your sweet tooth and leaves you feeling good inside. Oh, did I also mention it's completely grain-free? Trust us, these aren't the healthy muffins your mom used to make! Get ready for our Coconut Flour Orange Poppy Seed Muffins!
1/4 cup Honeyville Flax Seed, milled
1/4 cup Honeyville Organic Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Honeyville Tapioca Starch
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
2 Tbsp Honeyville Poppy Seeds
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Raw Honey
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 cup Orange Juice
Yields: 8 muffins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mill your flax seed in a small mill or coffee grinder and place it in a large bowl (should give you about 1/2 cup flax seed meal). Add coconut flour, tapioca starch, baking soda, cream of tartar, poppy seeds, and salt, and whisk together until full combined.
In a separate bowl, combine eggs, honey, coconut oil, and orange juice, and whisk together until full combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together until a wet, thin batter forms.
In your USA Pan Muffin Pan, lined with muffin cups, pour batter. Fill cups about 3/4 way full.
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and toothpicks come out clean. Let cool on a wire rack before serving.
These muffins are packed full of all the sweetness you want, while still providing you with the daily nutrients and energy-building ingredients you need in a healthy muffin. The flax seed and poppy seeds give you plenty of essential vitamins with a little added taste and texture, and the orange juice gives just the right amount of flavor for the perfect morning-time dish.
Who said you couldn't have both healthy and tasty, especially in these perfect breakfast-time muffins!