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High protein raspberry breakfast muffins

Raspberry  breakfast muffins Makes 8 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup raspberries 1/3 cup rolled oats ¾ cup high protein plain yoghurt ¾ cup buckwheat flour 1/3 cup coconut ¾ cup almond meal 2 eggs 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey 2 tbsp roughly chopped almonds Preheat oven to 180’ Prepare a 6 holes muffin tray with patty cases Place almond meal, flour, baking powder, oats and coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk yoghurt, eggs, oil, maple syrup and vanilla together. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until combined. Don['t over mix. Gently stir through raspberries. Spoon the mixture evenly among the 6 greased muffin holes and top with chopped almonds Place muffins into the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until...

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