Yep! You read that right – gluten free, healthy (except for the bacon), peanut butter and bacon muffins. BACON!!!!! Is your mouth watering yet? My quest to find an easy morning muffin that was healthy and gluten free was a little harder than I thought. I wanted to have something on hand both G and I could eat that actually tasted good. I tried chia seed pudding and that's going to take some getting used too…not a fan of the texture…ugh!
I did find a banana oatmeal breakfast muffin and with ground oats and honey to sweeten it, it was definitely a hit. But I like lots of flavor and I wanted to try some variations so yesterday I made coconut strawberry muffins. From the original recipe I substituted Coco Lopez for the honey, about 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries for the banana and dumped in about a cup of sweetened coconut…they were delicious!!
Then I decided to search for a gluten free peanut butter and bacon muffin because why not? Peanut butter and bacon are amazing together – even Elvis approved!!! I also added semi sweet chocolate chips because i heard dark chocolate was good for you and again, why not? My search was futile so I altered the recipe I had and Oh My Gawd are they fantastic! Gluten free, mostly healthy and so easy to throw together!
I used a large muffin pan that holds 6 and it worked out to be just enough for 1 batch. These are very dense and heavy muffins.
I filled my muffin tin really full because although they do expand its not enough to over flow the pan. The entire house smelled like peanut butter while these were in the oven.
Y-U-M-M-Y!! These are filling and give you lots of energy – perfect way to start your day. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you try them!!!!
GF Peanut Butter Bacon Muffins
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 cup yogurt – I used Dannon low fat vanilla but Greek yogurt would work as well
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter – I used Peter Pan honey roasted creamy because its my favorite and what I had on hand
- 1 pkg of bacon bits – real bacon crumbles
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 tbsp chia seeds, optional
- 1 cup semi sweet choc chips, it’s chocolate and therefore not optional
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Pulse oats in a food processor for 10 seconds or so to get a course flour. Mix all the ingredients together and put in a well greased muffin tin. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes depending on your muffin tin size – my tin holds 6 jumbo muffins and they're perfect at 22 minutes. Enjoy!!!!