Friday, June 8, 2012

Almond-Green Tea Muffins GLUTEN FREE

(This is a recipe that I served at my tea party.  I found a recipe on Roost and I altered it to fit my cupboard's ingredients and taste preferences.)

Almond-Green Tea Muffins
Package of almonds or almond slivers, dry and unsalted (to make almond meal)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
4-6 packets of Green Tea (Any flavor will work, I used Pomegranate Green Tea)
2 eggs
1/4 cup melted oil of your choice (olive, coconut, etc.)
1/4 cup honey

First, take a package of almonds and put them in a food processor.  Process them until they are ground up as fine as possible without turning into almond butter.  (Any extra almond meal you have can be saved in the refrigerator.)

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups almond meal, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 4-6 packets of tea.  Add 2 eggs, 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup honey.  Mix until well incorporated.

Pour into lined or greased muffin tin.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes, until toothpick in center comes out clean.  Don't overbake!

Makes 6-8

Serving tips:
Drizzle with maple syrup for a healthy and sweet alternative to jam.
Top with fresh fruit.
Freeze them to eat later, let them thaw naturally (don't put them in the microwave or they'll get hard.)

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