Barbara's Beat: MOMtrepreneur Baker of the Day: Peggy's Amaranth Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Mini Muffins

Sunday, September 22, 2013

MOMtrepreneur Baker of the Day: Peggy's Amaranth Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Mini Muffins

Peggy's Amaranth Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Mini Muffins


 
If you love muffins, but you are worried about your health, these are the muffins for you. These muffins are surprisingly healthy and tasty because bananas are used for sweetness. 
 

Registered Holistic Nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos’ Mini Muffins are the perfect sweet treat alternative to share with the entire family.

On her TV series, Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures, airing on Veria Living TV weekdays at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT, Peggy shares a variety of nutritious dishes viewers can easily prepare at home. All are good, and good for you.


Amaranth Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Mini Muffins

Servings: 12
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ready In: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon ground chia seed
4 tablespoons warm water
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup mashed banana (usually about 1 banana)
1/2 cup hazelnut butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup almond or hazelnut milk
3/4 cup cooked amaranth
1 cup brown rice flour
2 teaspoons shredded coconut
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon non-aluminum baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and lightly crushed or chopped

Preparation:
  1. Place ground chia in a small bowl. Add warm water and mix with a fork. 
  2. Set aside to let gel form. Mix oil, banana, hazelnut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and milk together in a medium bowl. 
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Place in muffin tins.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 22 minutes.

BONUS: Click HERE for the full video demonstrating this recipe!
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8 comments :

Lisa Schweizer said...

These look so healthy and delicious! Thank you for sharing :)

Shannon said...

These sound so good. Thank you for sharing with us.

Kelly OMalley said...

My dad was just telling me how much he wants to try amaranth. I am going to make these for him. They look super yummy. Thanks for sharing :)

Gale McCarron said...

This is just packed with goodness! Can't wait to give it a try with my Family. We love all things with chocolate chips :)

Marti Tabora said...

These muffins sound really fantastic, I am definitely going to try this recipe.

Missy Truelove said...

These muffins look amazing!!! I'm not much of a baker, but these seem easy enough to make. Thanks for sharing and providing step by step instructions.

Rose-Marie said...

What an interesting and exciting ingredient list - I must try these!! I think I will love hazenut butter!

Susan Newman said...

These look so delicious that it's hard to believe they are healthy for you. I can't wait to make them.