Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oat Muffins *with peanut butter surprise!*

Hey hey! I got a yummy recipe for ya'll. These muffins are vegan, gluten-free and organic and so they are automatically healthy, right?! Right.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup Pamela's Gluten-free Pancake and Baking Mix
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used almond milk because it was in the fridge and needed to be used. Otherwise I would have used coconut milk. But, feel free to use whatever milk you want.) 
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon 
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • PEANUT BUTTER! How much? I'm not sure. It's your call. 

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the pumpkin, melted coconut oil, vanilla, milk and maple syrup. In another bowl, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon and chocolate chips. Then pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and mix together. Lightly oil your muffin tins or you can use muffin liners. (I didn't have any around this time.) Fill up the muffin tins or liners about half-way. THEN, (this is the exciting part!) put a dollop of peanut butter on top of the batter. Then put additional batter on top. Pop in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. This recipe made 8 muffins. (So, as it turns out, these muffins are NOT vegan. I overlooked it at first but there is buttermilk in Pamela's Pancake Mix! So if you are vegan, do not use Pamela's Pancake Mix!)







See the peanut butter ooozing out? 

Mmmm :-) 

YUM!

Hi Woody :-) 

Go ahead, take a bite!

Woody says the muffins are BOMB! Yay! 

Kona's  like, WTF? Where the hell is my muffin?!




These muffins turned out very moist and a little mushy. I'm ALL about it, but feel free to bake them for a little longer if you like a firmer muffin. I really liked how moist they turned out though. :-)

Besides baking muffins today, Woody and I ran errands around town, payed some bills and entertained ourselves by putting boxers on Kona's head and laughing really hard about it. We're not immature or anything ;-) 








If anyone is reading this, please comment! I'd love to know what you think. Feel free to kick down some suggestions or perhaps some requests for recipes you might like me to post. Tomorrow I'm thinking I'll post a recipe for a wonderful sugar body scrub and some chocolate coconut truffles! Lots of love to you <3 Peace.

14 comments:

anneabeing said...

OMG this blog rocks! The simple layout rocks! The fact that you call it everydaysweetness rocks!The fact that you make yummy sweets without cow or gluten and don't even call them (gluten dairy free)in the title rocks ooober hard! Cuz that is the sweetest sweet I know...the good for you good ones! Um like you rock -- even the funny Kona part personalizes you and rocks me!

Alaina Rose said...

Wow! I don't even know you but I totally love you. THANK YOU for the awesome compliments. It means a lot to me. You totally rock too :-) How did you find my blog anyway???

Alaina Rose said...

Ohhh, I do know you after all!!! Haha. Hi Anne!

Angela said...

Kona is so cute!!!!
These muffins look amazing too. I want one...or five. :)
Great job on your blog...you are a natural!

Alaina Rose said...

Awww thanks Angie! You are so sweet. I appreciate you checking out my blog. Now come on over! I'll hook you up with a muffin.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Your food makes my mouth water. So beautiful! You might want to check, I am pretty sure Pamela's pancake mix has dairy. Which is strange cause most Pamela's mixes are vegan. My favorite flour is Mama's coconut blend and Mama's almond blend. I usually use both together. Works great to replace white flour in almost any recipe. Love Gabe

Alaina Rose said...

Thanks Gabe! I will definitely double check the ingredients in Pamela's pancake mix. I appreciate the heads up about that. Hmmm, I've never heard of Mama's coconut blend or almond blend before. I'm gonna have to check that out. Thanks so much for the comment! I'm so happy that a few people are actually reading this thing! <3

JennieBuBell said...

We like to put man panties on Rosco's head too. Sometimes we like to put his back legs through too and watch him stumble around. You are making me so sad that I don't have the time/energy to cook much after work :( I got off work 2 hours early last night so I made a simple stir fry with a shit load of Turnip Greens. Want some extras? ;P

Alaina Rose said...

Buha, maybe when you move to California you'll have more time to cook! And we can totally cook and bake together! It will be magical. :-) Hehe..."pickled turnips, want some extras?" If my dad reads that he'll probably crack up. :-)

Kim said...

I LOVE KONA... oh and the food too. hehe. I miss you Alaina. I love that I can read your blog and feel like I have my own personal Alaina in Arizona with me everyday. When I feel like being creative and cooking something fun, i just have to check your blog and feel like your here with me. Love it! Say hi to Kona and Django!... ohh and I guess say hi to my brother too. ;)

Alaina Rose said...

Kona loves you too, Kim! And I love you and totally miss you. I will say hi to the doggies (and your bro) for you. Hope all is going smoothly for you darlin! <3

JennieBuBell said...

We like to put man panties on Rosco's head too. Sometimes we like to put his back legs through too and watch him stumble around. You are making me so sad that I don't have the time/energy to cook much after work :( I got off work 2 hours early last night so I made a simple stir fry with a shit load of Turnip Greens. Want some extras? ;P

Angela said...

Kona is so cute!!!!
These muffins look amazing too. I want one...or five. :)
Great job on your blog...you are a natural!

anneabeing said...

OMG this blog rocks! The simple layout rocks! The fact that you call it everydaysweetness rocks!The fact that you make yummy sweets without cow or gluten and don't even call them (gluten dairy free)in the title rocks ooober hard! Cuz that is the sweetest sweet I know...the good for you good ones! Um like you rock -- even the funny Kona part personalizes you and rocks me!

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