Love Muffins- makes 12
8 oz. buckwheat flour or oat flour (you can use your blender or flour mill to grind your own flour, that is what I do, or find at grocery store. Also, I did use my scale to measure the flour. It’s slightly over a cup.)
1/2 c. local honey (I use Clifford Farms)
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. real salt
1 1/4 c. nut milk (I use homemade)
1/3 c. heaping, favorite nut butter (I used Barney Butter Chunky Almond Butter)
1 T. chia seeds mixed w/ 3 T. water
2 T. coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. heaping of your favorite jam (I used Amour Spread Raspberry Jam, this would be a great recipe to use your own canned jam)
1. Start by pre heating your oven to 400 degrees. Next line your muffin tin with parchment muffin liners, or if you are like me and ran out of liners oil your muffin pan with coconut oil.
2. In a medium size bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a small saucepan heat the coconut oil, nut butter and honey until smooth and mixed well. Do not over heat or let the mixture come to a boil. Take off the heat and add nut milk, vanilla and chia seed mixture. Mix. (I was able to skip this step and just mix everything in a bowl with a whisk because it has been so hot!)
4. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and fold all of the ingredients together. Don’t overmix.
5. Using a big spoon, spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin, only half way. Next, add a teaspoon of jam to the middle of each muffin. Then spoon more of the batter over the jam, fill to the top.
6. Bake for 22 minutes. Let cool and then devour!
I call these ‘Love Muffins’ for a few reasons, 1. Who doesn’t love nut butter and jelly? 2. I got to use my favorite local jammer Amour Spreads! 3. I have been working on this recipe for sometime and finally cracked it. These are super easy to throw together, are a crowd pleaser and totally worth turning on the oven for. My husband was so happy when he walked in and saw these fresh out of the oven, he immediately shoved one in his face. (Notice in the pic below that one is missing!)
Amour Spreads and I are getting ready to work on a little project together (stay tuned!) and I wanted to make and share these with them. I hope they like how I used their love to share a little love with all of you.
I think these would be amazing with your own canned jam or jelly, you could attach this recipe to one of your jars of jam and give it as a gift. ENJOY!