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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins: A Healthy After School Snack Idea!

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 15 muffins 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Try this healthy and unique spin on a muffin. These treats are full of whole grains, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and even some veggies!


Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup wheat germ (or ground flax would work) (Why eat flaxseed?)
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseeds (or wheat germ would work)
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup berry and sweet potato puree (see recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 cup organic/natural peanut butter
  • 8 heaping teaspoons organic jam (I used blueberry)

Berry and Sweet Potato Puree Recipe:

  • Combine these ingredients in a blender until smooth: 1 banana (I used a frozen one that was getting overripe), 1/4 cup carrot juice (or milk would work), 1-1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh berries (I used organic strawberries and blueberries), 1/2 cup organic sweet potato puree (I used the canned puree, but you could cook a sweet potato and use the flesh)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a muffin tin well with cooking spray (or use muffin liners).
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together wheat germ, flax, and both flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until well combined, then whisk in oil, Berry/Sweet Potato Puree, peanut butter, and jam.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet until flour is just moistened (don’t over-mix or the muffins will be dense).
  5. Scoop batter evenly into muffins tins.
  6. Bake for about 23-27 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.

Notes

Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze:
Bake muffins as directed. Once cool, place muffins in freezer safe bag or container. Store for up to three months.

To Prepare:
Thaw muffins overnight in refrigerator or warm briefly in microwave.