The weekend is almost here! Time for breakfast fun. That’s right, sister. Throw down that smoothie bowl and grab a muffin!
Confession: I don’t really do smoothies much. As someone who rushes out the door to work in the dead of night (okay, well, 5:30 in the morning), I don’t want to be turning blenders on and waking up the sleeping monsters…oops, children. I’m more of a protein bar kind of girl.
But when there are muffins around, I’ll grab one of those instead. These are gluten-free and they even have protein in them (yay, Greek yogurt!), so they do the trick, And they’re peanut butter and chocolate. You are so welcome.
I’m at that stage in life when weekends are more tiring than the weekdays. Kids have all this ungodly energy, and if they don’t expend it, they turn into disciples of Satan. To make kids happy on a weekend, there is constant activity and running around. You have to pack roughly 42 activities into each day to make them tired so they don’t turn on you.
On Memorial Day weekend, we went to a great park. This park had a playground, a carousel, a train, a farm with animals, a nature center, and a nice pond and picnic area. We got there around 9:30, did everything, and around 1:00, we announced it was time to go home. The response? “We can’t leave. We just got here!”
Once we got the kids home, all I wanted to do was stretch out on the couch and sleep. But they all started fighting with one another, so when a friend called to make barbecue plans, I groggily agreed. We were at this friend’s house a mere hour later, watching kids screech and run around in the rain while pelting one another with bouncy balls. Then they all got hot dogs, which gave them more energy to bring back the crazy. Even the cat couldn’t take it. The poor thing kept trying to hide from aggressively rough hands “petting” her, to no avail.
So as the weekend approaches, I’m gonna need these muffins. They’re my only protection from the boundless energy of three young kids in the summertime.
Like many muffins, these come together without a mixer. It’s a simple process of mixing ingredients together, and look at the results!
Plus, I mean, peanut butter chips. Can anyone think of a more addictive food item? Not for me, anyway.
Hope your weekend is sunny, bright, and free of screechy whiny drama. You deserve some quiet time!
Chocolate PB Chip Muffins (GF)
2 cups oat flour (certified gluten-free)
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter chips, divided
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Greek yogurt (vanilla is fine)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 400. Line a 12-muffin yield pan with cupcake liners and lightly coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the oat flour, sugar, 3/4 cup peanut butter chips, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the vanilla, egg, Greek yogurt, milk and oil. Add the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared muffin liners. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter chips over the top of the muffins.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes until the tops have risen and spring back at a light touch.
- Cool completely. Store covered.