It’s Tea Time season in our house. Meaning, the kettle turns on around 3pm and we enjoy a cup of tea. When we lived in New Zealand we usually enjoyed tea 2x a day, but in Texas, it’s too hot during the summer.
Maybe that’s why I love Fall. It’s cool enough to drink tea in the middle of the afternoon and it’s cool enough to finally use my oven. Thank goodness because I missed baking!
But Tea time for us is almost likea pause in the middle of the day. The sound of the kettle is a whistle saying “SLOW DOWN” and savor a sip. Having tea mid afternoon pairs nicely with snack time as well. A fresh out of the oven baked good smeared with a wee bit of butter, which melts perfectly in the center. Yes, that’s a run on center but i don’t give a hoot.
And after a weekend of go go go, I am perfectly happy sitting and decompressing with a cuppa tea, a hot muffin, and the smells of Fall coming from my balcony. Gahh… now that’s good stuff.
Tea time really is healthy for the soul.
And so are these gluten free muffins to go along with it.
[print_this] Tea Time Muffins (GF)
- ¼c nondairy milk or cream
- 1 ⅓ cup chickpea flour
- ½ cup peanut flour or almond flour
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. coconut butter or real butter
- ½ cup water
- dried fruit pieces to place in center –> apricot, papaya, or mango
- sweetener (like stevia, honey, etc.) –optional
- additional spices (like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.)- optional
- Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and egg/cream in another. Add your water to your dry ingredient first then whisk in your egg and cream. Add any extra sweeteners of choice. I did not use any but stevia or honey will make them more sweet. Scoop your batter into muffins pans filling them ¾ way to top. Then add your dried fruit on the top center of each muffin filling. I also left some without fruit. Both were good!
- Bake at 375F for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Be sure to check the middle to see if the batter has set. Cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy! [/print_this]
These are pretty light tasting so are especially delicious sliced down the middle with a little butter and honey spread.
Wanna come over for tea this afternoon? I’ve got the muffins, you bring the butter.
Have you started your Fall baking yet? Hope so!
Slow down challenge inspiration—> READ HERE.