mini sunflower seed butter cups with cacao nibs

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These bite sized cups make for a tasty, nutritious snack or treat. Made with sunflower seed butter, millet flour, margarine and agave, these vegan, gluten-free treats are high in protein and calcium, not to mention numerous minerals including magnesium, phosphorus and copper. The use of millet flour and agave also means they don’t contain processed white flour or sugar, which are known to cause inflammation and high blood sugar.  Finally, the cacao nibs add that little bit of that crunch and chocolate hit without the sugar.

 Go ahead, munch, munch, munch.

 mini sunflower seed butter cups with cacao nibs

Ingredients:

2 cups millet flour

1 cup sunflower seed butter

½ cup agave

½ cup margarine, melted

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

¼ tsp salt

Optional: Cacao nips

Instructions:

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Place mini paper baking cups into a mini cupcake baking sheet. Sprinkle cacao nibs on top of each cup. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool before removing cups from baking sheet. Makes 24 cups.

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