Prebiotic Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prebiotic Chocolate Chip Muffins

~Bake and Take Dessert~

For Asher’s last day of school party, I signed up to bring a dessert. I knew I wanted to make something that felt like a dessert but wasn’t unhealthy. I also knew I needed to satisfy many different classmate dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free. I also wanted to add prebiotic tigernuts for added health benefits. So I combined elements of my BANANA OAT BREAD recipe and TIGERNUT & CHESTNUT recipe to make these extra moist, sweet and fluffy Prebiotic Chocolate Chip Muffins. Many of the parents were surprised they were gluten and dairy-free and the kids all loved them. Definitely these sweet muffins are a great go-to healthier dessert recipe for anyone wanting to make an all-inclusive, allergy-free treat.

~More About Prebiotic Foods~

Are tigernuts a tree nut?

No – tigernuts are a starchy tuber vegetable. They are in the Sedge Family and related to water chestnuts. They are not a grain. They are not a seed. They are not a nut. Too bad the chufa name didn’t gain more popularity to eliminate the nut confusion 🙂

Tigernuts, also called chufa, are the best resistant starch/prebiotic food to add to your diet. Tigernuts are actually the highest prebiotic food source. They contain the most resistant starch fiber of any whole food. We all know how important probiotics can be for overall health, but more and more studies are showing how important prebiotic foods are to feed the probiotic critters we want proliferating in our digestive system.

I recently posted all about the health benefits of tigernuts and the importance of prebiotics. Please CLICK HERE to learn more.

~Healthier Chocolate Chips~

I will continue to update this post as more and more chocolate chip options become available. Currently, Amazon offers a few options:

And BTW, Simple Mills makes a wonderful dry ingredient box of chocolate chip cookies if you’re ever wanting to have something on hand that fast to bake. It has prebiotic cassava flour and is gluten, soy and dairy-free but does have cane sugar: SIMPLE MILLS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MIX.

I hope you enjoy adding tigernuts and tigernut flour to your diet and these muffins make you as happy as they do my family and friends 🙂

Wishes of Health & Gratitude,
xo Robin

Prebiotic Muffins by DakaMama.com
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Servings Prep Time
12 large muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
16-18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 large muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
16-18 minutes
Prebiotic Muffins by DakaMama.com
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 large muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
16-18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 large muffins 15 minutes
Cook Time
16-18 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: large muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. Set out 2 sweet/ripe frozen bananas to defrost (about 1 cup with juices when thawed).
  3. Make your flax eggs and set aside to thicken. You can also use 2 regular eggs if you prefer - the recipe works great either way!
  4. Mix your dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups oat flour, 1/2 cup tigernut flour, 3TB coconut sugar, 1 ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp sea salt.
  5. Mix your wet ingredients: 1 cup yogurt, 2 flax eggs, 2 thawed bananas.
  6. Slowly mix in the dry and wet ingredients together.
  7. Using the oil of your choice, oil your mini muffin tray - I typically use coconut on a silicone tray. You can also use a regular size muffin tray and make 12 muffins. The cook time is almost identical.
  8. Stir in your cup of chocolate chips or chopped fruit. Use a medium melon baller or spoon and fill the tray with batter. I also like to put a few chips/fruit on the top of the muffin.
  9. Bake for 16-18 minutes. Mine take 17 minutes on convection bake. Also it's good to set timer for 8 minutes and turn the muffin tray for even baking.
Recipe Notes

For this event, I made mini and large muffins which actually ended up looking sort of pretty on a tray. I doubled this recipe and made 12 large muffins and what should have been 24 mini muffins which actually turned out to be about 30 minis since I made the batter go a bit farther. The mini muffins were done about 1 minute before the large ones but didn't burn when I baked them for the amount same time. Enjoy!

 

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