Deeply chocolate-y low carb, grain-free muffins made easy in your blender. A wonderful healthy breakfast or snack.
I think my kids could subsist solely on my homemade muffins. And really, would that be such a bad thing? I think I do a pretty good job of making muffins that are both healthful and delicious, and I’d certainly rather have them wolfing down my muffins than so many other things. Breakfast time with three kids is chaotic so I usually keep muffins on hand for a quick easy meal that won’t have anyone complaining. I often make big batches and keep them in the freezer for times when I have nothing else to offer. So thank goodness for muffins and all the happy kid breakfast time they afford me.
Now, I have quite a few muffin recipes on All Day I Dream About Food and most of them are pretty straightforward and easy. But I am going to say that using my good Blendtec blender for mixing the batter has made them even easier. I love this machine, I really do, and I can’t recommend it enough. I have come to believe that a good, high powered blender is an essential piece of kitchen equipment, and I can’t remember how I muddled through without mine before. Yes, they are pricy but they are absolutely worth the investment. Especially for low carb and gluten-free recipes. They get my nut-flour based batters so incredibly smooth and slightly whipped up, which I think helps in baking. I am planning to test this theory a little more and maybe produce some blender-based cakes in addition to the blender muffins and blender pancakes.
The ease of pouring the batter straight from my blender was a bit of a revelation. It’s a lot less messy than spooning it out of a bowl – I always end up dropping blobs on the counter and the sides of the pan when I go the traditional bowl and beaters method. And one of my favourite features of my Blendtec is the self-cleaning cycle, which helps get the sticky remnants off the bottom and sides of the jar.
Of course I will keep making some batters the traditional way, as not every ingredient or recipe lends itself well to the centrifugal force of a high-powered blender. Plus, if you know me at all, you know I love to use every method and tool at my disposal, shaking it up with a slightly different approach every time. I will never stop experimenting in the kitchen! But these muffins were wonderful and of course a huge hit with the kids.
But if you are in the market for a great blender, Blendtec is the way to go. They have certified Refurbished Blenders that still come with a full 7 year warranty so consider that for a less expensive option.
More Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins from Gluten-Free Palate. Just be sure to swap out the maple syrup for your favourite sweetener!