Flourless Amaranth Protein Muffins {vegan, gluten-free}
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Recipe type: muffins, breakfast, snack
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Serves: 9 muffins
 
Whole grain amaranth breakfast treats that are vegan, flourless, gluten-free, high in fiber, almost 5 g protein, and only 119 calories.
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup (uncooked) amaranth
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats (certified GF, as needed), divided use
  • ¼ cup vanilla plant-based (vegan) protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed dried fruit, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons chia seed, divided use
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or spray 9 cups of a standard muffin tin.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the amaranth, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes (stir once) until thickened and water is absorbed (it will be thick and porridge-like). Scrape into a medium bowl and stir in the coconut oil and salt until blended. Let cool slightly (or entirely).
  3. In a food processor, process ¾ of the oats into a flour. Add the oat flour, remaining ¼ cup oats, protein powder, coconut sugar, dried fruit and 1 tablespoon of the chia, stirring until well blended (mixture will be thick). Divide equally between prepared cups, flattening and smoothing the tops. Sprinkle with the remaining chia seeds.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 26 minutes until golden brown at the edges and tops of bars feel dry. Transfer tin to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes; remove from tin and cool completely.
Notes
Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days, refrigerator for 1 week or freezer for 3 months.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar/cookie Calories: 119 Fat: 3.6 g Saturated fat: 1.7 g Carbohydrates: 18 g Sugar: 5.3 g Sodium: 103.6 mg Fiber: 3.2 g Protein: 4.8 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by power hungry at http://powerhungry.com/2017/02/6705/