Mother’s Day Treat–Nut Butter Muffins
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May 11 2013

Mother’s Day Treat–Nut Butter Muffins

I was on a quest the other day to make some muffins.  These muffins were to serve a dual purpose – feed Jon for breakfast and be a nice treat for me (Mother’s Day on Sunday) as well.

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Don’t they look amazing?  I browsed some of my favorite gluten-free cookbooks and settled on a recipe from Jules Gluten FreeFree For All Cooking” cookbook for Nut Butter Muffins.  I did make a modification, though, and used Nutella in place of the peanut butter.

Nut Butter Muffins

Recipe reprinted with permission from Jules Shepard, modified slightly by me

  • 1/2 cup nut butter (I used Nutella)
  • 2 TBSP butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, gluten-free
  • 1 cup Jules Gluten-Free flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder, gluten-free
  • 4 TBSP milk (I used Silk Almond Milk)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350*.

2.  Line with muffin papers or oil 12 cup muffin tin

3.  Measure nut butter, butter and brown sugar into large mixing bowl.  Beat together with a dough paddle rather than a whisk attachment on your mixer.  Beat in eggs, mixing well with each addition.  Add vanilla last.

4.  Stir together the dry ingredients then add them to the mixing bowl.  Pour in the milk and stir together slowly until thoroughly mixed.  Add the chocolate chips and spoon into muffin tins, filling only 1/2 to 2/3 full.

5.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until light brown crowns have formed and they are springy to the touch.  Let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from pan.

*I highly recommend an oven thermometer to ensure proper oven temperature.

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I don’t know that I have made a more perfect muffin before.  These muffins were very moist and held together well.  The chocolate chips were a nice complement to the Nutella flavor that was present throughout the muffin.  Jon loved the muffins and would like me to make them weekly.  I say that means SUCCESS!

While I am somewhat curious to make the muffins with peanut or almond butter next time, I am not sure I can avoid using the Nutella.  Such a nice chocolate treat!

Do you have a favorite flavor muffin?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Oh yum! As if that recipe could have gotten better, Kim, you’ve done it!!! I can’t wait to try your variation! (& Happy Mother’s Day!) ~jules

  2. Oh yum! As if that recipe could have gotten better, Kim, you’ve done it!!! I can’t wait to try your variation! (& Happy Mother’s Day!) ~jules

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