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Guest Post: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oat Muffins (with Peanut Butter Surprise!)

First of all, I just want to say a HUGE thank you to beautiful Alaina for doing this post for me while I’m out of town. 聽She’s such a sweetheart and I love reading her blog. 聽If you haven’t read it yet, please do, I guarantee she’ll brighten your day. 馃檪
Hi friends of Katie! I鈥檓 Alaina Rose and I blog over at Sweetness Of Life.
When Katie first contacted me about doing a guest post I was thinking,聽what?! Really? Are you sure? I鈥檓 a new blogger. I have NO idea what I鈥檓 doing!聽But, Katie assured me that she loves my blog and that鈥檚 why she asked me to do a guest post. So, here I am! I鈥檓 honored and excited to be here while Katie鈥檚 gone. Thanks so much Katie!
One thing I鈥檝e learned during the short time I鈥檝e been blogging is that the blogging community is so incredibly welcoming and friendly! There is an endless flow of inspiration, encouragement and support that is shared, and it鈥檚 beautiful to be a part of. I鈥檝e met some amazing people that I now consider friends even though we鈥檝e never actually physically met. I鈥檝e also learned a lot about myself through blogging. It has given me the opportunity for reflection and has become a wonderful creative outlet for expressing myself and sharing. I feel that we ALL have gifts that can be used to inspire each other. Blogging is such a wonderful way to share those gifts and to connect and learn from yourself and others through the process. I encourage everyone to start a blog!
Even though I鈥檝e been passionate about cooking and baking for years, it has reached a new level since I started blogging! Today I鈥檓 going to share with you one of my favorite muffin recipes. It鈥檚 actually one of the first recipes I posted on my blog! They are gluten-free, somewhat healthy, delicious and contain a lot of my favorite ingredients: coconut, pumpkin, peanut butter, oats and chocolate! I hope you like them!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oat Muffins (with Peanut Butter Surprise!)

聽聽聽聽聽聽1 1/4 cup Pamela’s Gluten-free Baking and Pancake Mix (I鈥檓 sure you could try any other gluten-free baking mix, but this one is my fave!)
聽聽聽聽聽聽1/2 cup gluten-free oats
聽聽聽聽聽聽1 cup canned pumpkin
聽聽聽聽聽聽1/4 cup coconut oil
聽聽聽聽聽聽1/3 cup coconut milk (You can also use almond milk or soy milk. Whatever you like!)
聽聽聽聽聽聽1/3 cup maple syrup
聽聽聽聽聽聽1 tsp vanilla extract
聽聽聽聽聽聽1 tbsp cinnamon聽
聽聽聽聽聽聽1/3 cup chocolate chips
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl mix together the pumpkin, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, coconut milk and maple syrup. In another bowl, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon and chocolate chips. Then pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and mix together. Lightly oil your muffin tins or you can use muffin tin liners. Fill up the muffin tins or liners about halfway full. THEN, (this is the fun part!) put a dollop of peanut butter on top of the batter. Then put additional batter on top. Pop in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. This recipe makes 8 muffins.

I really hope you try these and that you love them! Thank you so much for having me! If you like what you see, please feel free to stop by my blog Sweetness Of Life and take a look around! And please don鈥檛 hesitate to comment. Comments from readers truly make my day!
Thank you again and have a beautiful day!聽