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My name is Gabby.  

I lost half my body weight through exercise and eating right.

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BLUEBERRY MUFFIN RECIPE: No Sugar, No Oil, No Flour, and Gluten-Free!

BLUEBERRY MUFFIN RECIPE: No Sugar, No Oil, No Flour, and Gluten-Free!

  YOU WON'T BELIEVE THEY'RE HEALTHY!

So here's my deal. If I don't get to eat the bad 'carby' stuff every once in a while, I get mean. I'm not talking your regular run-of-the-mill mean... I'm talking 'hungry mean'. And there's nothing meaner than hungry mean! 

But here's the problem. White foods are a no-no for me and I don't eat them. So that automatically cuts out anything with sugar or flour in it. Ya, I know, what a bummer. In order to save my family from my recurrent food wrath, I had to figure something out. So I decided if I can't eat the bad carbs, I gotta find a way to make the good carbs taste downright naughty ;)

Last year I found a muffin recipe that didn't have flour, oil, or sugar but I didn't like it. But the bones of the recipe seemed workable so I tweaked it. It was still a no-go but getting better. Well needless to say, I tweaked and changed that recipe so many damn times, it just became my own recipe ... and I think it's fabulous! 

These suckers go like crazy in my house. Even the kiddos can't get enough. And at just over 100 calories each, I can have two (or even three!) in the morning with my coffee for breakfast.

Omg so yummy! I get my carby fix with no guilt and you would never know by tasting them that they're so healthy! Since my family and I have been loving these things up for so long, I thought maybe someone else would like to try them.

Note:

The pic below was added 2-5-17 after making a batch of these yummy muffins and DOUBLING the amount of blueberries. If you're a big blueberry fan, you'll love the extra fruity taste! My clan ripped through the entire batch in record time.

*The extra blueberries make the muffins even more moist and delicious; however, they also make it a little more difficult to remove from the silicon pan or foil liners. I recommend spraying silicon pan (or foil liners) before adding batter. It also helps to let them cool before removing from the silicon pan or peeling the foil liners off.

*The recipe below does not double the blueberries.

BLUEBERRY MUFFIN RECIPE

Makes 12 Gluten-Free Muffins

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WHATCHU NEED:

WHATCHU DO:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Place oats in blender or food processor and pulverize/chop until oats are the consistency of flour (it will be a little more course than reg flour but pretty close).

3.  Place pulverized oats in large bowl and add all dry ingredients (baking stevia, baking powder, and baking soda). Set aside.

4. In medium bowl, beat eggs. Then add greek yogurt, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract. Mix well by hand.

5.  Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until completely combined.

6. Fold in blueberries, flax seeds, and chia seeds.

7.  Line 12 muffin tins with foil liners OR you can use a silicone muffin pan that is lightly sprayed with cooking spray. 

Please Note:

  • Muffins will stick to paper liners (because the muffins are flourless). When using foil liners, REMOVE the paper inserts. You'll still have a tiny bit of trouble even with the foil but it's totally doable. The silicone pans, on the other hand, work like magic with super easy clean up.

8. Fill the muffin tins to almost the top of the liners (the muffins won't rise much).

*But you could place muffin tins on a cookie baking sheet just to be safe.

9. After filling all the muffin tins, place 2-4 walnut halves/pieces on top of each muffin. Push nuts into batter just enough to get them firmly set, don't bury them.

10. BAKE FOR 20-25 MINUTES. Or until a toothpick comes out clean and tops of muffins are a light golden brown.

ENJOY!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 1 Muffin

  •   110 CALORIES
  •     2g   FAT
  •   18g   CARBS
  •     5g   SUGAR
  •     3g    FIBER
  •     6g    PROTEIN

*With all options (walnuts, flax seed, chia seeds)

  • 160 CALORIES
  • 7g FAT
  • 20g CARBS
  • 5g SUGAR
  • 4g FIBER
  • 7g PROTEIN

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Notes:

*1. I like my batter extra sweet. The stevia packets are sweeter than baking stevia. So on top of the 1/2c Baking Stevia, I also add 2 Stevia Packets to the batter. You don't have to do this. It's totally optional.

2. Using Flax and Chia seeds in this recipe is completely optional and neither one changes the taste of the muffin. However, both are high in Omega-3s, fiber, and Manganese (which helps strengthen bones). And both ward off cancers along with a ton of other benefits! I sprinkle Flax and Chia into all my muffins, salads, and sauces. One of my favorite desserts (and breakfast) is Chia Pudding. They are flavorless and take on the taste of whatever they are in.

Note: I forgot to include my ground flaxseed in the pic below. Ground flaxseed offers you MORE health benefits than whole flaxseeds because it's harder for your body to break them down in their whole state. You can use either, but I would recommend ground flaxseed for maximum health benefits.

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