Peach Cashew Muffins made extra creamy with cashew butter. A mildly sweet, healthy muffin that makes a nutritious on the go snack! Gluten free and low calorie!
Thank goodness its Monday! I’m sure that sounds strange to you, but truthfully my weekends and week days have been nonstop school work for over a month. I’m definitely ready for a new set of classes and hopefully, a more “normal” workload. The website issues didn’t help matters either. I had someone work on it last week and it’s running much better now.
Between school and website problems, that tortilla-less chicken enchilada you saw last week was the first real dinner I made in weeks. I was beginning to think I’d need to hire a cook. Wouldn’t that be funny? A cook for the cook? Haha.
Anyway, I survived a few crazy weeks and I even had time this weekend to make a few new recipes. You may have caught a recipe sneak peak or two on Instagram stories. I’m obsessed with Insta stories! Speaking of obsessed, you are about to become obsessed with these peach cashew muffins.
Like the cashew chia pancakes from last week, these peach cashew muffins are made with cashew butter as well. It’s makes the muffins ultra silky and creamy. It’s the perfect pair with the mildly sweet peach butter and bananas. Such a yummy treat!
Now before I go, I want to talk about cashews and calories. From the comments I’ve received, I understand some of you are concerned with cashews being high in calories.
Yes, cashews are high in calories BUT these are GOOD CALORIES. There is a difference. Sure you can eat 3-100 calorie packs of pretzels and get less calories than 3 handfuls of cashews, but the difference is a bag of pretzels is not giving you minerals and vitamins. In fact, choosing that bag of pretzels over cashews for a long period of time may lead to deficiencies depending on how you’re balancing your diet.
Vitamins and minerals are essential to the body. Guess what cashews have?
Not only are they a heart-healthy source of monounsaturated fat, they’re an abundant source of essential minerals manganese, copper, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc. Guess what else?
The minerals in cashews are ones most people are deficient in and don’t even realize it.
So while you should be mindful of calories and portion sizes, remember nutrient-dense calories like those found in cashews are KING in your diet. Always choose high nutrients above anything else. Now go make these peach cashew muffins and get your minerals. 🙂
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Peach Cashew Muffins
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare muffin tin by spraying well with cooking spray or lining with muffin liners.
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients until a creamy mixture appears.
- Fill muffin cavities 3/4 of the way full with the batter.
- Bake 18-20 minutes in the oven until a toothpick can be removed clean.
- Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool 10-20 minutes before eating.
*Any nut butter will work, but cashew is highly recommended!
**I don't like my food too sweet, but you can add up to 1/2 cup honey if the batter is not sweet enough for you.
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