As a treat to my daughter today, I decided we should bake something yummy ;D I asked her what she wanted to bake and she requested muffins with….umm…… CHOCOLATE.
Perfect, I thought. What a chance to try some new recipe for muffins with chocolate and….. ummm…….. MILLET.
Come on – MILLET and MUFFIN – just go together! If I said we’d make some muffins with PROTEIN – what do you think they would have??? CHICKEN? or maybe TOFU? (that might actually be pretty good ;)) Millet is an awesome grain rich in protein and other great stuff (get the nutrition here). So it makes sense that I would go ahead and make this nutritious and delicious recipe (and simple too, really). It’s inspired by this one from Semilla, and here is my adaptation:
CHOCOLATE MILLET MUFFINS
(gluten-free, dairy-free, with vegan options)
- 1 1/2 cups of millet flour
- 1/2 cup of all purpose gluten-free flour
- 1/3 cup dried millet grains (optional) will give you a little crunch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 egg(or use egg substitute: 1 tsp xanthan gum or 1 tsp ground flax seeds mixed with a 2 tsp of warm water)
- 1/2 cup grape seed oil (or another mild tasting oil)
- 1/2 cup honey (or agave nectar if vegan) (+1/4 cup brown sugar – optional)
- 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 400. Prepare 12 muffin cups.
- In large bowl, mix both flours, millet, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In separate bowl, mix the egg until frothy, add the milk, oil and honey. Stir milk/egg mixture into flour mixture just until evenly moist. Gently fold in chocolate chunks. Transfer batter to muffin cups.
- Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick in center of muffin comes out clean.
We had a lot of fun. My daughter wanted to be part of everything (as you can see). I only measured and gave instructions. It was SO COOL to bake together – good mommy – daughter time and overall a productive and chocolaty-rewarding activity….
Next time you’re out shopping, get some millet flour and try adding it to/ or substituting your usual white flour. The recipe becomes so much healthier and you get more nutrition from a simple and easy muffin recipe – like protein. Do you have any favourite healthier alternative recipes for muffins, if so, please share. We just LOVE making muffins – and oh boy, it just has a bigger purpose when you include the kids ;P
If you like this recipe with millet, try Delicious Millet Breakfast.
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