Hearty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hearty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins at The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Beth

The flax and oats in this Hearty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe make the muffins a healthy choice for breakfast or snack time. They’re also sweet enough for a quick summer dessert.

Hearty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recipe type: Muffin
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed, ground
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare muffin pan with muffin cups or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and flax seed. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla, eggs, and milk. Use a hand mixer to cream the mixture together.
  4. Add half of dry mixture to the wet mixture in the large mixing bowl. Blend them together and add the rest of the dry mix. This will keep the flour mixture from flying around too much when you mix it in.
  5. When those are well combined, add the chocolate chips and mix in by hand.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan and bake at 375 for 15 - 20 minutes until the muffins are set and golden brown on top. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.
  7. Remove the muffins from the pan immediately and allow to cool on cooling rack about 5 minutes before serving.

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Raspberry Streusel Muffins – Gluten Free

Gluten Free Raspberry Streusel Muffins at The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Tessa

A perfect muffin to greet mom with on Mother’s Day morning, these Gluten-Free Raspberry Streusel Muffins were an instant hit with my kiddos.  They ate up the whole batch before I was able to snap a picture!

While I chose raspberries, any berry will work well in this muffin. Choose Mom’s favorite.

Gluten Free Raspberry Streusel Muffins at The Happy Housewife

Raspberry Streusel Muffins - Gluten Free
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
  • ½ cup plain yogurt (I used coconut milk yogurt) or sour cream
  • ½ cup light olive oil, avocado oil, etc.
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar (I used part stevia)
  • 2 eggs (an egg replacer should work well too)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Dry Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup sorghum flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon guar or xanthum gum OR 2 teaspoons gelatin
Add In
  • 1½ cups fresh raspberries (or other berry, chopped if large)
Streusel Topping (optional)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice or sorghum flour
  • 1 tablespoon solid fat (butter, coconut oil, palm shortening)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the wet ingredients.
  3. With the mixer on low, sprinkle in the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then continue with the flours.
  4. Gently fold in the raspberries.
  5. Distribute batter evenly in the greased muffin tin.
  6. In a small bowl, place all the streusel ingredients.
  7. Using a pastry cutter, fork, or table knives, cut the fat into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the muffins.
  8. Place in a preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of one muffin comes out clean.
Notes
If you use frozen fruit, you will need to bake the muffins longer.

Not gluten free? You can substitute 1½ cups regular flour for the gluten-free flours and gum.

Gluten Free Raspberry Streusel Muffins at The Happy Housewife

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Homemade Tortillas

homemade tortillas

With Cinco de Mayo almost a week away, it’s not too late to brush up on your tortilla making skills. If you don’t have any tortilla making skills, well you have come to the right place! Below you will find a tortilla tutorial. Say that one five times fast. Homemade tortillas are easy, and less expensive than the prepackaged. They taste amazing too!

You can even make these for dessert. Just follow the recipe and when the tortillas are right off the griddle, butter them and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Delish!

Homemade Tortillas
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (softened)
  • ½ cup of warm water
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and butter in a medium bowl.
  2. Gradually add water and mix until a smooth dough is formed. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  3. Roll dough into one and one-half inch balls.
  4. Set on a plate or baking sheet and cover.
  5. Let rest for ten minutes.
  6. Flatten one ball at a time between two small plates and then roll into a six inch circle.
  7. The flatter you roll the dough the more it will resemble soft tacos, thicker dough is more like a gordita.
  8. Place the tortillas on a griddle and cook over a medium heat until the tortillas turn white, then flip and repeat.
  9. Ready to eat.

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Homemade Bagels

homemade bagels

Homemade bagels are easy to make and delicious. I put off making them for 3 years and when I finally started making them, I couldn’t believe how much better they tasted!

We love bagels at our house, my kids would eat them all day if they could. When I realized how easy, healthy and inexpensive making homemade bagels was, I was sold!

When I shared that I was making bagels every week I received many questions on how to make bagels. Hopefully, this post will answer those questions.

The cost of making homemade bagels is under $2 for 13 large bagels. Compare that with the supermarket prices or Panera, and you can see that making your own is a great deal.

This is a modified version of the recipe from the Bread Becker’s Recipe Collection.

Homemade Bagels
 
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups flour (you can use all white, half white/half wheat, or all whole wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon gluten
  • 2 teaspoon instant yeast
Instructions
  1. Combine water, honey, and salt.
  2. Add part of the flour, yeast and gluten, mix well.
  3. Continue to add flour until you have a slightly sticky dough, kneed for about 10 minutes.
  4. Let dough rise until it has doubled.

  5. This is the time to add any extras if you so desire. You can mix in onions (for onion bagels), assorted seeds or nuts, cinnamon and sugar, it is up to you. I kept these bagels plain for the pictures.
  6. After the dough has risen (and you've added your extras if you want), divide into 11-13 balls. I can usually get 13 bagels out of this recipe, but today I only got 12.
  7. After you have divided your dough, take the balls and put your thumbs through the middle of the ball. You will make the bagel shape by doing this. You need to work the hole to a pretty large diameter (almost 2 inches) because the hole will shrink when they rise.
  8. Allow the bagels to rest (covered) for 20 minutes. It is best if you watch the time on this. You won’t ruin your bagels if they rest for 25 or 30 minutes, but 20 minutes is ideal.
  9. While the bagels are resting, start boiling a pot of water on the stove.
  10. Add honey or sugar (about ⅓ cup) to the water (I have no idea why you do this but every recipe I have tried recommends this step).
  11. After the bagels have rested and your water is boiling drop the bagels (one or two at a time depending on how big your pot is) into the boiling water.
  12. Boil for one minute. Let me repeat this, boil for one minute. Do not over boil. Your bagels will fall apart. You can under boil them, but do not over boil.
  13. After a minute remove from the water with a slotted spoon and place on greased cookie sheet.
  14. After the bagels are boiled you can brush them with an egg wash (one egg white and about 3 Tbs of water) but it isn’t required. The egg wash gives the bagels that shiny look. These bagels were not brushed with egg.
  15. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 to 30 minutes. You can flip them if you think they are getting too brown on the bottom, but they won’t be as pretty.

Homemade Bagels at The Happy Housewife

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