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I was craving chocolate in the worst way yesterday, but chocolate is one of my migraine triggers.  Hence, I decided not to indulge in chocolate because I really didn’t want the migraine no matter how bad the cravings were.  I decided to try making peanut butter muffins instead in hopes of staving off the chocolate cravings.  No such luck.  I kept thinking to myself how much I wanted the muffins to have some chocolate chips in them.

Despite the lack of chocolate in the batch I made, these muffins are good and peanutty.  I thought they tasted even today than yesterday.

GFDF Peanut Butter Cinnamon Muffins

3/4 cup organic sucanat
3/4 cup Maranatha organic no stir peanut butter (contains additional sugar, palm shortening, and salt)
2 large organic eggs
1 cup organic rice milk
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
½ cup sorghum flour
½ cup almond meal
½ cup organic tapioca starch
½ cup organic brown rice flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1.5 teaspoons organic ground cinnamon
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Oil a 12 cup muffin pan (I used organic canola oil).  Set aside

In a large bowl, use an electric hand mixer (or do it by hand) to mix together the sucanat, peanut butter, eggs, rice milk, and vanilla extract.

In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients except the optional chocolate chips.  Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  Stir thoroughly.  Add chocolate chips if desired.

Divide the batter evenly between prepared muffin tins, filling each about 2/3 full.  Bake for 19-21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan, and then remove to a plate or rack to cool.

Makes 12 muffins.