Saturday, March 26, 2011

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Muffins

Peanut butter and jelly muffins are the perfect answer to a healthy snack!
These palatable peanut butter and strawberry jelly muffins are gluten free, delicious, quick and easy to make, full of protein and healthy real food nutrition.

  • You can eat them for breakfast or as a in between meal healthy snack. 
  • They are perfect for kids and pack well in lunch boxes. 
  • I think they are a healthier choice than a protein bar.  
  • Since you can mix them by hand, they are quick and easy to make.
  •  They also freeze well and can be popped out of the freezer as needed.

For those on special diets, you can substitute ingredients to make these muffins dairy free,
 oil free, egg free, or sugar free. I also prefer substituting almond butter for the peanut butter.  I sometimes use coconut yogurt instead of Greek yogurt and coconut milk instead of dairy milk,
and use applesauce instead of olive oil. The muffins are versatile and lend themselves well to any and all substitutions.

1-1/2 cups coconut flour (or any gluten free flour mix)
1/4 cup raw honey (or any sweetener of your choice)
1/4  cup organic palm sugar (or any sugar of your choice)
1 ripe banana, mashed
 2  tsp. baking powder
 3/4 cup plain coconut yogurt (or Greek Yogurt)
 1/4 cup of any kind of milk ( coconut milk, almond milk, or cow's milk)
 2/3 cup peanut butter ( or I used almond butter)
 1/4 cup olive oil, coconut oil,  or 1/4 applesauce ( if you don't want the fat)
 1 egg
 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
Strawberry fruit only jam

Mix the coconut flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a bowl.  Beat together the yogurt , milk, almond butter, agave syrup, vegetable oil, mashed banana, egg and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients .Grease a muffin tin or use muffin papers ; fill each cup 3/4 full. Add a teaspoon of jelly to the top. Preheat oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes about 16 muffins. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing.

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  1. A terrific replacement recipe for the standard muffin! The marriage of peanut butter and jelly is truly comfort food - top it off w/a delicious cup of hot tea, hot chocolate, or coffee, and your day should be set!

  2. Hi! I noticed that you're using the Let's Do Organic coconut flour. Have you tried other brands? I found that the Let's Do Organic behaves completely differently from every other brand I've tried - it doesn't have nearly the "binding" power. Might want to mention that you're using that brand for people that want to replicate your recipe. Just a thought. :)

  3. Deanna,
    Thanks for the comment about the coconut flour. I will experiment with other brands and see what happens.
    I just checked out your blog and you have some really good baking ideas. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I love the idea of peanut butter and jelly muffins. I think I might have to try these as my husband absolutely adores peanuts!

  5. these look perfect for my new healthy snack series - will link back!

  6. This recipe would be great for our linky party THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS; the theme is "Secret, Surprise or Hidden Ingredient?” Please stop by link up your fabulous recipe!

  7. I love all the ingredients used in this recipe. It certainly looks like a much healthier muffin - just the way I like it! I've not tried coconut flour though. Does it make the muffin taste any different?

  8. My son has a lot of food allergies so I often turn to Gluten Free recipes. So glad to have found your site for more ideas and recipes to make! These muffins look great!

    Alos, just wanted to say thank you for joining our Welcome Wednesday blog hop! We hope to see you stop by weekly and even maybe enter some of our giveaways and check out our freebies & deals! We are so happy to be new followers of your blog and can't wait to come back! You are more than welcome to grab our special Welcome Wednesday button which will link you directly to our hop each week & that also helps spread the word about our great event!

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  9. Hi Judee,
    These muffins look very yummy! My daughter thinks so too, she peaked over the shoulder when I was browsing your blog.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm also following back.

  10. Those muffins look really good! I have a friend with gluten allergy, I will have to share some of the recipes with her.

    I am following you from the Welcome Wednesday. When you get a chance please follow me back. Thanks!

  11. Yum! What a great idea for a muffin.

    I'd love to have you stop by and share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday.

  12. Hi,
    PB & J an all American favorite all rolled into a wonderful muffin. WOW what more could you want. This is a great muffin recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  13. I am always looking for gluten free recipes. I use sunflower seed butter for my peanut butter subsitute- it tastes great. Come link this up to my new party

  14. This would be a great snack or even breakfast substitute ☺ I love that you gave a substitute for peanut butter. Do you think that sun-butter would work just as well? Hope you will hop over to our recipe hop and share. The linky will be open until midnight tonight. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Really good. I was surprised how nice they turned out and how good they tasted. Easy too. I did not even get out my mixer, I used a whisk and spatula to combine.


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