So, I share this with you for those moments when you just need a little something for a pick-me-up. Something to tide you over the mid afternoon slump. Something to sooth you through the evening grumpy hour (or hours) with your kids. Something to relax with over a cup of coffee (or Friendly Hot Chocolate) when you need some me-time. You can ditch the chocolate and just eat the date stuffed with the almond butter and it's really good. But trust me, take the time to dip them in chocolate and keep a batch in the freezer for those emergency moments when you need a little something that says 'you can do this...keep going'. I think you'll thank me for it.
Gluten free - grain free - dairy free - refined sugar free - nut free - vegetarian
I've been experimenting with using coconut flour and have finally come up with a savoury muffin that I'm happy with! If you like a more savoury breakfast, these would be great- even better with a bit of fried bacon, tomato and mushroom on the side! They make an excellent lunch box snack too. They freeze well so you can pull them out when you need them.
Coconut flour is really nothing like regular flour. It needs to be baked with lots of egg to help give it it bind. These muffins are actually a bit of a cross between a muffin and a frittata due to the amount of egg. They are grain free and dairy free. They are packed full of vegetable and protein goodness- a great way to fill up for the day!
Makes about 10 medium sized muffins. Double the recipe if you want to freeze a batch for later.
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Gluten free - grain free - dairy free- refined sugar free - egg free - vegetarian
In my continuing quest to help inspire you all to make interesting, healthy, filling, ' Friendly' breakfasts, I suddenly had the inspiration to convert a cookie recipe that I make regularly make something more breakfast-like. The original recipe had egg in it and I decided I wanted to try and make it egg-free for those with egg allergies. Replacing the egg with Chia worked really well.
Of course, this doesn't have to be eaten for breakfast. It's pretty sweet (although only sweetened with honey) and these make a great lunch box snack too. When eating for breakfast, I cut the slice into 12 pieces, but if using for a snack, I'd make it into 24. It's really filling! I have it pictured above with some Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
For something more indulgent you could replace the dried fruit with 100g of dark chocolate (says the chocoholic!!)
Serves 12 for breakfast, or 24 as a snack.
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