Look no further – these are the perfect breakfast muffins! The base of these Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffins with Ham & Veggies is slightly sweet, like cornbread almost – thanks in part to the millet flour. Millet flour looks like a finer version of cornmeal because of its light yellow color. It’s slightly sweet and adds a lighter, slightly crumbly texture to baked goods. It’s one of my favorite gluten-free flours to bake with. To balance out the sweetness of the muffin, I’ve added salty ham, while the veggies are there to not only add flavor, but nutritional value. I like to sneak as many veggies into my husband and children as a possibly can – I’m sure many of you do the same! 😉
Our house is going to be completely turned upside down schedule-wise for the next month. We’ve got a whole lot going on, but the biggest change is that AJ has training for work 2 weeks in early November (he’s a computer nerd). AJ will have to log in remotely from home to join a class in Florida. So if the class starts in Florida at 8am, he has to log in from Alaska at 4am (weekends included). On top of a full day of class, he’ll have to study an additional 2-3 hours afterwards (they have to pass a series of tests). Brutal, huh? I’m going to have to focus on keeping the girls occupied, quiet (ha, ha… wish me luck), while trying to support AJ as much as I can. This training in his line of work is kind of a big deal, so we’re getting ready to “hunker down and plow through” so to speak. Any extra prayers you want to send our way would be much appreciated!
All my love,
Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffins with Ham & Veggies
- 1 cup millet flour
- ⅓ cup blanched almond flour
- ⅓ cup tapioca starch
- 1 teaspoon psyllium husk powder
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
- ½ cup full fat canned coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 cup diced ham (see recipe notes for pork alternatives)
- ½ cup minced red bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped fresh spinach (pack it in the measuring cup)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the millet flour, blanched almond flour, tapioca starch, psyllium husk powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine the eggs, olive oil, full fat canned coconut milk, and honey.
- Pour the wet ingredient into the dry, and mix until combined.
- Add the diced ham, minced red bell pepper, and chopped fresh spinach.
- Generously grease 12 muffin tins (for this recipe I prefer to use a non-stick muffin tin) and evenly divide the batter between them.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick, when inserted into the center of a muffin, comes out mostly clean (a few loose crumbs is okay).
As an alternative to ham, try beef sausage, diced turkey bacon, turkey sausage, or diced chicken sausages as a substitute.
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Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations says
Oh. My. Goodness – these look so delicious!!!! I will have to make these FOR SURE!
Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts says
Oh these look great, Megan! You know that I love muffins and I also love self-contained meals as well as ham. YUM! Thanks for sharing on Gluten-Free Wednesdays! 🙂
Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
What would be a good egg substitute?
I haven’t tried making an egg-free version of this recipe, so I’m not sure what will absolutely work and what won’t. You might try egg replacer, flax eggs (2 tablespoons of flax meal + 6 tablespoons of hot water… let sit for 10 minutes), or chia eggs (2 tablespoons of chia meal + 6 tablespoons of hot water… let sit for 10 minutes). If you do try any of these suggestions, would you please come back and let us know how it worked for you? Good luck!
Any egg free success stories?
I haven’t heard of anyone trying to make this recipe egg-free.
These sound so delicious! I’m a firm believer in muffins for breakfast, no matter what’s in them! 🙂 Thanks for sharing these at Savoring Saturdays!
Ali the Skinny GF Chef says
Gorgeous muffins Megan! Thanks for linking up to Savoring Saturdays! Hope to see you this weekend.
Millet Flour is one of my favourite gluten free flours to bake with as well. Thank you for this recipe 🙂 Good luck with your husband’s upcoming course. We did the same thing during my husband’s career when our girls were younger. You will all get through this just great – colouring together is very therapeutic.
Is there a nut free option?
You might be able to sub the almond flour with another gluten-free flour, but then you’d also have to bump up the fat content. Almond flour is naturally very oily and keeps things moist. If you remove that you’re removing moisture.