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.
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.
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.
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.
In the end, you’ll have some beautiful, allergy-friendly, healthy muffins and no one has to know it came from a box :).
Where can I find this?
I am so glad you asked!
- EVERYTHING is available on Enjoy Life Foods’ website. When you sign up, you will get an email for 10% off your first order.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 3 C. all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. Himalayan sea salt
- 2 eggs at room temperature (OR substitute like NEAT or Flax meal)
- 3/4 C. cane sugar
- 1/4 C. brown cane sugar
- 1 C. coconut milk (So Delicious)
- 3/4 C. melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 C. Enjoy life chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients together , flour, baking powder and salt, then set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together egg (or egg mixture) and sugars until blended. Add in the coconut milk, coconut oil, and vanilla until well combined.
- Stir in the dry ingredients just enough to combine then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Dough will be sticky.
- Fill muffin liners to the top and bake 5 minutes at 425°.
- Reduce heat to 375° and bake another 15 minutes or until tops are golden and toothpick comes out clean from the center.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before eating.
Allow to cool and place in a sealed bag or container for up to 3 days ORWrap each muffin in a plastic seal then store into freezer safe baggie. Freeze up to month. Thaw overnight and reheat in the microwave in the morning.
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 🙂