Blackberry Banana Muffins

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Easy and moist, Blackberry Banana Muffins

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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F
  2. Mix together your eggs, honey, coconut oil, coconut milk, salt and vanilla
  3. Sift together your baking powder and coconut flour and combine with your wet ingredients
  4. Mix your batter well and then fold in your banana and blackberries and mix well until the blackberries continue to get broken into smaller pieces and are spread well throughout
  5. Divide your batter into 11 muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes
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Paleo Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins Paleo Style

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4 eggs
1/2 cup nut butter (I used almond)
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. In a blender,  add bananas, eggs, nut butter, coconut oil & vanilla. Blend to combine.
3. Add in dry ingredients and blend that ish in. You may have to help the blender a bit but please do this when it is off. I’d like it if you kept all of your fingers.
4. In a muffin tin lined with cups distribute batter until filled 2/3 way full.  Make 12-14 muffins.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, mine were more like 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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Cinnamon Muffin

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If you love cinnamon you will love these moist muffins.

Ingredients:

2.5 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 cup refrigerated coconut milk (make sure it’s stirred up)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup

For the glaze:

1 TBSP cinnamon
2 TBSP pure maple syrup
1 TBSP coconut oil
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a muffin tin with liners. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, coconut milk and syrup. Add to dry ingredients and stir until combined. Pour into muffin tins and drizzle glaze over each muffin. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Zucchini Gingerbread Muffin

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3 cups grated zucchini (3 medium or 2 large zucchini)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3 eggs
½ cup melted coconut oil
¼ cup honey
3 cups almond meal or blanched almond flour
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking soda
mix-ins of choice (optional): chopped raw pecans or walnuts, raisins etc. 

Combine all wet ingredients (zucchini through honey) with electric mixer (or if you’re already using food processor, you can do it in there). Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in any additional nuts or raisins, if using.

Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 cup full and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

This recipe came from The Preppy Paleo.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Lemon Poppyseed

Lemon Poppyseed

Ingredients
⅓ cup coconut flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
4 eggs
¼ cup (real) maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract (I actually used vanilla bean paste, because I’m obsessed lately)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice – about 1 lemon
2 tsp lemon zest – about 1 lemon
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
2 tsp poppy seeds
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sift the dry ingredients together into your mixer’s bowl.
Add everything else except for the coconut oil and poppy seeds. Mix to combine.
Pour in the coconut oil, while the mixer continues to run on low.
Add the poppy seeds.
Divide the batter into 6 muffin cups. Silicone ones work great, and are reusable.
Bake 21-15 minutes.
Cool in the muffin cups, then remove and serve.
I have also followed the same recipe and added fresh raspberries for an added sweetness.IMG_3713
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Zucchini Apple Spice Muffins

Zucchini Apple Spice Muffins
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Prep time:  10 mins
Cook time:  20 mins
Total time:  30 mins
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded (about 1 cup worth)
  • 1 apple (I used gala), shredded (less than ½ cup worth)
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. So you first need to shred your zucchini. Use the shredding attachment on your food processor or take the long and boring route using a cheese grater. Whichever works.
  3. Once your zucchini is shredded, you need to remove the excess liquid. What I did was place a couple paper towels down on the counter, throw the zucchini on top, then place another paper towel on top of the zucchini then squeezed. The more you squeeze, the more liquid will come out. Genius.
  4. Use more paper towels as needed, but be sure to squeeze until the zucchini feels water-less.
  5. Place zucchini in a bowl.
  6. Now shred your apple. I left the skin on the apple and zucchini, but you don’t have to if you’re not a fan.
  7. Toss together your zucchini and apple in your bowl then add the rest of your ingredients and mix well.
  8. Place muffin mix in a greased muffin tin or with muffin liners or silicone muffin liners like I used!
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes of until your toothpick comes out clean after you poke them!
  10. Top with a bit of coconut butter and you got heaven on your hands.
  11. Makes 9 muffins

Carrot Muffins

Gluten-Free (Paleo) Carrot Muffins

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What you will need:

1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top
3 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (optional)
1 1/2 cups carrots, grated
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line muffin pan with paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.IMG_3435
In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, oil, mashed banana, and maple syrup.
Stir carrots and pecans into wet ingredients.
Stir wet ingredients into dry.
Scoop a heaping ¼ cup batter into paper lined muffin pan and sprinkle tops with cinnamon.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes on wire rack.  And serve and enjoy!

Raspberry Coconut Muffins

I’m not sure where this recipe came from,we have been making them for a few months now. These would also be a great Valentines Day lunch box treat.

Raspberry Coconut Muffins

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Makes 8 muffins

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 large eggs

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (you can also use melted butter)

3/4 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

unsweetened shredded coconut, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 8 cups of a muffin tin with paper liners and spray with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, apple sauce, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk well until the mixture is thick and without lumps.

Pour 1/8 cup of the batter into each cup. Drop a few raspberries on top of the batter. Pour ~1/8 cup of the batter on top of the raspberries. Next, drop a few more raspberries on top of each muffin and sprinkle with a little of the shredded coconut, if using.

Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until the muffins start to turn golden brown.

Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Strawberry-Lemon Muffins

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Strawberry Love

I had just bought 2 large Costco size containers of strawberries when the local store had a sale on beautiful strawberries that we just couldn’t pass up. I thought I would just freeze them for smoothies but then I reconsidered and set out to make a muffin. I couldn’t find a recipe that was meeting all our diet needs so I combined a few and decided to throw in some lemon. They turned out super moist and delicious! And my kids (once again) proclaimed these as the best yet! Just so you know they say this every time i make a new muffin. LOL They will also make a perfect Valentines treat in their school lunches.

Ingredients

-2 1/4 cups almond flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
-2 eggs (egg replacer)
-1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
-1/4 cup coconut oil
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 cup of chopped fresh strawberries

-Zest of one small lemon or 1/2 a large lemon

-1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

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Direction:
1. Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tin
2. Mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl
3. Carefully fold in strawberries
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until muffins come out clean with a toothpick
5. Let cool for 10 minutes
6. Enjoy and/or store in fridge

Makes about 6-7 muffins!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These are super easy and fast to make. As well as a flavor everyone loves.

Prep time: 10 mins
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Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 9

Ingredients
1 apple, cored and diced I just use whatever is on hand.
1 cup almond flour/meal
3 tablespoons coconut flour
3 eggs, whisked
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1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon (the more the better)
½ teaspoon baking soda
pinch of sea salt

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt to large bowl, mix together.
Then add your eggs, oil, honey, and diced apples.

Mix thoroughly.
Place liners in muffin tins, then place batter evenly throughout. Makes 9 muffins.
Bake for 25-30, mine taken the longer side, they are moist.

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