Superfood Buckwheat Muffins (gf vegan)

These hearty superfood buckwheat muffins are packed and loaded with tons of protein, fiber and natural sweeteners. No eggs, no refined white sugar, no gluten and low in added fats. 

superfood buckwheat muffins | gluten-free | high protein | vegan

I love breakfast but get really tired of the same old boring routine: granola and vegan yogurt, smoothies smoothies or almond butter covered bananas. 

I want something that keeps my belly full, satisfies my breakfast taste buds, contains protein and that isn't full of added unhealthy fats and sugars. These muffins fit the bill and do the trick. A perfect pre-workout snack. 

The ingredients list might look long but don't let it fool you; if your kitchen has a healthy pantry, you probably have a lot of these ingredients already on hand. 

superfood buckwheat muffins | gluten-free | high protein | vegan

I don't know about you guys but I love cooking; it's my form of meditation. Having a food blog is more than that though because it is not only a creative outlet for me but it keeps me on my toes. Having to create tasty recipes in my kitchen that are super healthy without inventing the wheel - isn't easy at all!! But since I love games, I love challenges and puzzles, and I also love making others smile and inspiring others to eat healthy -- creating recipes for everybody to try is a win win win quadruple win. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸŽ–πŸ†

superfood buckwheat muffins | gluten-free | high protein | vegan
superfood buckwheat muffins | gluten-free | high protein | vegan

Anyways these superfood buckwheat muffins are moist, filling, totally healthy and kids love them, too! If you make them I would love to hear your thoughts either in the comments below or on instagram! Please share a photo if you love them? Don't already follow me on Instagram - check out my feed

superfood buckwheat muffins | gluten-free | high protein | vegan
superfood buckwheat muffins | gluten-free | high protein | vegan

Superfood Buckwheat Muffins Recipe

yields: 12 muffins

superfood buckwheat muffins | gluten-free | high protein | vegan

INGREDIENTS

Dry

  • 1 scoop (approx 1/3 cup) vanilla protein powder (ie. pea protein, rice protein)
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds or chia seeds (or a combo of both)
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Wet

  • 1/2 cup coconut nectar
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raisins (sub chocolate chips if you feel like it)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Thoroughly blend all dry ingredients together with a whisk. Set aside. 
  3. In a food processor, puree/blend all the wet ingredients, except for the raisins. Blend until really smooth. 
  4. Add the dry mix to the food processor with the wet ingredients and puree until everything is evenly blended. Add raisins and pulse a few times until mixed well. 
  5. Grease a muffin tin or use paper muffin cups. Evenly pour the mixture into each muffin cup.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  7. Let cook. Then serve.   

Protein Concerns & Ideas {not all raw}

 

So, of course, the whole protein issue is a big one for moms {and pregnant women too} trying to transition to a more raw or vegan or just healthier lifestyle. I get this questions a lot: "what about protein? how will my kids get enough?" or I hear moms talk about how their need meat a few times a week at least. It's a valid concern and my goal is to help moms and children get more raw foods into their diets without having to totally revamp their entire way of eating and doing things at home.  

I also do not want to spend hours writing about the whole protein debate, that can be a later topic of debate in the discussions section of PUREmamas. 

I have read countless books and been to numerous seminars on holistic nutrition and/or raw nutrition and also been to numerous seminars led by amazing MDs turned naturopaths and the topic of eggs has come up a lot. 

If you poach the eggs or lightly cook {yolks still runny - unless you're pregnant} them, the nature of the protein is more digestible and better for us. When overcooked the eggs molecules become denatured. 

Stick to poached eggs or lightly steamed egg whites. Easy on the stomach and very palatable for young children. GREAT for pregnant women, too, it seems like every pregnant woman I know LOVES an CRAVES eggs. 

To balance the acidity and add more micro and macronutrients like vitamins, minerals, healthy carbohydrates and omegas, serve the eggs with vegetable crackers and a fruit smoothie. 

This will fill up your child and give him/her the healthy energy she needs to grow and play. Of course wait until he/she is over the age of 1. I would say even 1 1/2 but it's up to you and your doctor when to introduce eggs. 

For some fun laughs, I took a few photos of my son after his nap the same day he had this egg meal. Take a look at his hair. What must he be doing in bed to get it like this? He's one crazy maniac. 

Hope it brightened your day.   

Thomas pajamas that his babysitter bought him. He loves them.

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