We love experimenting with new foods and creating recipes in our test kitchen. These muffins are a delicious breakfast option with a side of fruit and scrambled eggs. Our kids love theses heated with a dollop of natural nut butter and honey. Make a batch and freeze what you don’t eat. It’s so easy to grab, defrost and enjoy.

Hemp products have a wonderful nutty flavor that can easily be incorporated into your diet while providing a powerful daily supplement. This is why we want to be maximizing the benefits of hemp extract. They make a great vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids. Hemp come in 3 different forms, Hemp Seeds, Hemp Oil and Hemp Protein. The hemp extract is a versatile substance used for many different reasons. they are great as a food option, especially as it is something new. The hemp extract in this breakfast worked well. But you can use a variety of Hemp products to make this.

Hemp Seeds:

Three tablespoons of hulled hemp seeds gives you 10 grams (g) of protein, 14g fat (mostly coming from omega-3 and omega-6 fats), and 2g fiber. We enjoy sprinkled on salads or mixed with greek yogurt.

Hemp Oil:

Hemp oil is made by pressing hemp seeds. The oil is found in many beauty products but is also used in the kitchen. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor. It’s not recommended for high-heat cooking because of its polyunsaturated fats can oxidize at high temperatures. We enjoy hemp oil on our salads or after grilling vegetables. If you are interested in getting hemp oil though, then you could check out something like this full spectrum cbd hemp oil.

Hemp Protein:

If you are a vegetarian or avoid dairy products, this is a superb option when looking for protein powder. Hemp protein supplements contain an appreciable amount of carbohydrates (9g) and fiber (8g), than whey; making a great base for replacement shake or snack than a pure protein shake.

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 1.10.15 PMIngredients:

• ¾ cup almond meal

•2 tablespoons coconut flour

•2 tablespoons hemp seeds

•2 teaspoon cinnamon

•¼ teaspoon salt

•½ teaspoon baking soda

•1 large ripe banana, mashed

•1 egg

•1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

• 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or other milk)

•1 teaspoon vanilla extract

•¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a mini-muffin pan.

2. Combine almond meal, coconut flour, hempseeds, cinnamon, salt & baking soda in a large bowl.

3. Whisk together remaining ingredients (besides nuts if using) in a small bowl.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine.

5. If using the nuts, fold into the batter until evenly distributed.

6. Spoon batter into mini-muffin pan and bake for about 15 minutes until tops start to turn golden brown.

7. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Looking for other delicious and healthy treats, check out our Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pancakes.

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