Recipes

Gingerbread Muffins

Make the World's Most Super-Nutritious & Delicious High-Protein, Nutrient-Dense Muffins & Cupcakes!

How to Make Muffins & Cupcakes:

  • Simply use a muffin or cupcake pan for whatever size you'd like to make. We find that it works best with the small or mini-muffins or cupcakes (both due to shorter baking time and serving size). Since Superfood Muffins (or cupcakes) don't rise very much, they are pretty dense which means they are much more filling.
  • Making Superfood Muffins & Cupcakes is very similar to making Superfood Bread;
  • Use muffin / cupcake pans (again, the small / mini size works best) and mix up enough to fill them appropriately. The baking time will be quite a bit longer than for a bar, bite, brownie or cookie due to the increased thickness.
  • Be sure to use butter, oil, or cooking spray on the pan surfaces to keep it from sticking;
  • When making muffins or cupcakes in a muffin pans you really have to bake it, dehydration won't work well due to the sides of the bake pan which interfere with air flow;
  • We recommend approx. 300 degrees (lower will work as well and we do prefer it when time isn't a concern; if you'd prefer a lower baking temperature, simply increase the baking time to suit the texture you'd like your finished product to be);
  • Once finished baking, simply allow it to cool for at least 20 minutes;
  • Of course you can add frosting to the cupcakes (since basically cupcakes are muffins with icing of some kind on top). Obviously look for and choose a healthy frosting recipe as appropriate for the flavor of the cupcakes you're making);
  • Place the finished muffins or cupcakes in Zip-Lock bags or seal-tight Tupperware ¬Æ style containers for future consumption;
  • Refrigeration will help to keep them edible for about a week and a half whereas freezing will keep it fresh and edible for many months (although you'll likely eat it long before that).

Gingerbread Muffins

Follow the above steps using the following ingredients:
2-3+ cups of Gingerbread Superfood Protein Mix;
Alternately you can use either the Naturally Sweetened-Unflavored Superfood Mix plus Gingerbread spices to your taste preference or use the Unsweetened-Unflavored version plus Gingerbread spices, and the sweetener of your choice; You can buy Gingerbread spice already mixed or look up alternative recipes online; we recommend adding 10% total to the amount of dry mix used in the following ratio: Cinnamon 1 part, Ginger 1 part, Nutmeg ½ part, Allspice ½ part, and cloves ½ part.
Optional: to boost protein content add 1 or more scoops of either P3-Paleo Pumpkin Seed Protein or P4-Peak Performance Plant Protein (obviously use the appropriate flavor of either); If Naturally Sweetened-Unflavored or Unsweetened-Unflavored are used, add the appropriate amount of additional spices;
Optional: if you want whatever you’re baking to rise a bit, you can add 1 tablespoon of Baking Powder per cup of SFM used and mix it up before adding other ingredients;
Optional but recommended: 1 – 2 shredded carrots;
Optional but recommended: 1 – 2 finely chopped, mashed, or blended bananas;
Options: Add more shredded coconut, raisins, &/or nuts if desired;
Add approx. 1/8 – ¼ or more teaspoon of salt (sea salt recommended) per cup of mix used depending on your taste preference;
Optional if you’d like to add more slow-burning carbs: ¼ – ½ cup of oats per cup of mix used (be advised that oats are not Paleo);
Mix it up and then add some water sparingly if needed (often there’s enough moisture from the bananas and carrots depending on how big they are and how many were used): add water just a few ounces at a time and mix to allow it to be absorbed; between ½ – 1 cup of water will be plenty in most cases;
Mix thoroughly.
The consistency should be that of a relatively thick batter, like a cake mix (see preparation videos on the website);
You may need to add a little more water (1-3 ounces), remember, it’s a lot easier to add water than it is to take it away, so add water just a tiny bit at a time, you can always add more if needed. That’s why we suggested starting with just a few ounces. The biggest mistake most people make is adding too much water which makes if very difficult to get the mix thick enough.
Place on the cookie or baking sheet and follow the general directions as outlined above.
Obviously, there are lots of variations on the above recipes as well as many other ingredients that will work depending on your taste and nutritional preferences. The trick is to first find a combo that you really like and start playing with other variations from there. This helps to satisfy your desire for variety while making sure the key base ingredients and nutrients are being ingested.
Posted by Dr. Max MacCloud