Free-from Chocolate Chip Muffins

Free-from Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rise and shine! You don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy fresh free-from muffins. Just add water and oil to Enjoy Life’s ready-to-use mix, and breakfast is looking pretty delicious

Rise and shine! You don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy fresh free-from muffins. Just add water and oil to Enjoy Life’s ready-to-use mix, and breakfast is looking pretty delicious.

Baking on a restricted diet can be difficult at times… especially in the beginning. I remember how overwhelming it seemed when I had to learn how to read labels,  learn to bake all over again with substitutions, and then learn how to shop find new & safe brands to buy! Thankfully, I found Enjoy Life Foods early on.

Enjoy Life Foods is one of my favorite allergy-friendly brands!  Their whole philosophy is about forfeiting the bad stuff without giving up taste or texture. Love that!  I always have in my pantry a few bags of their chocolate chips, a box or two of cookies and my son, Xander, loves their bars!   They recently came out with a few boxed mixes and so I just had to try them out. Typically, I would bake from scratch but sometimes, it’s nice to have a mix handy (just in case), especially when you’re new to baking allergy-friendly.

Enjoy Life Muffin Mix Prep

Their Ancient Grains Muffin Mix did not disappoint.  What I think I loved best about this mix is that is contains probiotics and 5 grams of plant-based protein! Not many boxed mixes can say that. Top 8 Free ingredients, no junk, only good-for-you ingredients like nutrient- and flavor-rich grain alternatives such as quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat and sorghum flour.

EL Muffin Steps

Like most mixes, it is incredibly easy to make. Other than the mix itself, you will need oil (I used melted coconut oil) and water.  Because everything tastes better with a little chocolate, I had to add their mini chips at the very end. Feel free to use your favorite mixing of choice, like diced bananas or fresh berries.

Out of the oven

After a little baking in the oven, they turned out light and fluffy with a little bit of rise on the top. Just keep your eye on them because the bake time varies between 10-20 minutes.  My muffins baked 20 minutes, so don’t worry if it feels like it’s taking too long. It’s gluten-free, so just let it do its thing.

gluten free goodness

In the end, you’ll have some beautiful, allergy-friendly, healthy muffins and no one has to know it came from a box :).

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Where can I find this? 

I am so glad you asked!

  1.  EVERYTHING is available on Enjoy Life Foods’ website.  When you sign up, you will get an email for 10% off your first order.
  2. Through the Enjoy Life Foods Amazon Page.  I cannot tell you the amount of items I buy through this online retailer.  It’s just too easy.
  3. Enjoy Life Foods’ Dash Button. That’s right, they have a dash button so once you link it using your Amazon app, you can then order your favorite items at the push of a button. I recently received mine from ELF and can’t wait to start using it.
  4. Local Stores.  This depends on the city you live in.  To see who carries this in your part of town, click here.

How do I make this?

Rise and shine! You don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy fresh free-from muffins. Just add water and oil to Enjoy Life’s ready-to-use mix, and breakfast is looking pretty delicious
Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Print Recipe
Good for you Muffin mix, made from ancient grains and free from the top eight allergens. Who knew baking could feel so good?
Servings Prep Time
11 muffins 5 min
Cook Time
10-20 min
Servings Prep Time
11 muffins 5 min
Cook Time
10-20 min
Rise and shine! You don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy fresh free-from muffins. Just add water and oil to Enjoy Life’s ready-to-use mix, and breakfast is looking pretty delicious
Chocolate Chip Muffins
Yum
Print Recipe
Good for you Muffin mix, made from ancient grains and free from the top eight allergens. Who knew baking could feel so good?
Servings Prep Time
11 muffins 5 min
Cook Time
10-20 min
Servings Prep Time
11 muffins 5 min
Cook Time
10-20 min
Ingredients
Servings: muffins
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray or grease a muffin tin or line with paper liners. Combine muffin mix with ¼ cup oil and 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons of cold water and mix until combined (approx. 10 stirs), do not over mix batter. Additional ingredients (such as berries or chocolate chips) can be added in as well towards end of mixing. Immediately pour into greased muffin tin or paper liner, filling each ⅔ full. Bake for 10-20 minutes until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then move muffins to wire rack for additional cooling. Muffins can be stored on counter for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Recipe Notes

When adding berries to this mix, you may have to bake an additional 5 minutes.  Typically it takes 2-25 minutes when adding an ingredient that brings in a little more moisture.

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What’s been the most difficult thing about changing up your diet? Maybe it’s finding people to support you, finding products to buy, or even eating out with friends.

Were those changes made because you HAD TO make them or you CHOSE TO make them? Mine started as a way to keep my son safe and then it changed into a new way of thinking about food.

Don’t forget to share your answers below,,, It’s much more fun when everyone participates and I love getting to know you 🙂

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Enjoy Life Muffin Mix Pinterest

Disclosure: I received an Amazon Dash Button from Enjoy Life Foods in exchange for sharing it with others. No compensation is given for this post however, it does contains affiliate links from Amazon, which means that if you buy anything through their link, I’ll receive a small compensation which allows me to continue sharing recipes and writing on this blog. 

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8 Comments
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 08:31h, 01 August Reply

    Love their mix! It’s so fabulous and so easy to use!

  • Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
    Posted at 14:12h, 01 August Reply

    Enjoy Life makes great products! I look forward to trying these muffins.

  • Jenn
    Posted at 08:09h, 02 August Reply

    I love Enjoy Life Foods. They were a life saver last year when my son was in an tree nut-free classroom. And who doesn’t love a chocolate chip muffin? No one!

  • Uma @Simple Sumptuous Cooking
    Posted at 23:25h, 02 August Reply

    Simple and sweet is always best for breakfast! Love it!

  • Gin
    Posted at 13:06h, 03 August Reply

    Sometimes it’s just so awesome to use a mix. 🙂 Love the sound of the chocolate chips!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:06h, 09 August Reply

      You are right, its just nice to have a mix or 2 handy, just in case 🙂

  • Anjali @ Vegetarian Gastronomy
    Posted at 22:37h, 04 August Reply

    I love simple baking mixes, and enjoy life is one of my favorite brands!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:06h, 09 August Reply

      Ours too! It’s nice to know when there is an allergy-safe one that also gives great results.

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