High Protein English Muffins

Time for another Recipe Redux! The theme for the month of May was healthy brunch dishes. After thinking over it a bit, I decided to try my hand at making homemade English muffins. After our recent success making a high protein pizza crust using almond flour and wheat gluten, I just had to try using that same combo for these! For any of you who may be unfamiliar with wheat gluten, it is just another name for the protein found in wheat (which unfortunately is becoming an increasingly common allergen). In this case, I used it in a dehydrated powder form. However, wheat gluten is also used to make the vegetarian protein product seitan. Gluten is important for baked goods because it gives the food structure. When baking with non-wheat flour like almond flour, you sometimes need the added gluten to make things rise as they bake!
One of the great things about the gluten is that it really helps pack in the protein! Each muffin has 14 grams of protein compared to the 5 that are in a traditional English muffin. If you are like me, the more protein I can get in my breakfast, the longer I can last before my stomach starts growling for lunch! English MuffinsHigh-Protein English Muffins
(Makes 10 muffins)
Ingredients:
– 2 1/2 cups almond flour
– 1 cup wheat gluten
– 1 packet fast acting yeast
– 1 1/3 cup warm milk
– 2 teaspoons salt
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 2 tablespoons oil
Directions:
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add oil and milk and stir well until it starts to form a sticky ball of dough.
2. Let dough rest in a warm place for about an hour. It won’t rise much so don’t worry if you can’t tell if it’s gotten any bigger!
3. Divide dough into 10-12 patties, each about 3 inches round. Place patties on a cookie sheet and let sit in a warm oven. After about 30 minutes, they should start to puff up a little.
4. Put a skillet or iron griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease and cook patties for about 15 minutes, flipping occasionally. When done, they should be lightly browned on both sides.
Serve with your favorite toppings!

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