Jun 1, 2012

Paleo Muffins two-ways

Same basic muffin recipe, two different ways. :)
These look especially good because of the muffin cups right? I got them from Michael's for $1 which was probably the cheapest thing I bought there. I've never been huge into crafts until recently and having a Michael's close by has 1.) created a new category to budget for and 2.) turned me into a little girl at a candy store.... but instead of candy it's paint, and stickers, and paper, and ribbon and magic!

 Anyway, pretty happy with these muffin cups but let's get onto the recipes. I found a recipe off of this blog and altered some ingredients to MY liking. Because in my world, it's all about what I like. HA!

Paleo Blueberry Muffins
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (i used 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tbs vanilla extract
1/2 cup blueberries
3 large eggs beaten well (i used 2 eggs)

350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients well.
Add beaten eggs, honey, vanilla, applesauce, and blueberries.
Grease muffin pan with olive oil spray. Bake 30-40 minutes.

After they were already in the oven, I realized I had some lemons I could have used to make Blueberry Lemon Muffins..... Doh! Next time. Now I have an excuse to make these again. So moist and perfect for breakfast. Or, if you're like me, whenever you are craving a baked goodie.

The nice thing about muffins, you can get ca-razy (as far as the cooking world is concerned) and change the add-ins. I found a recipe that for carrot muffins and made them 2 weeks ago. I didn't care for them and ended up giving them to my parents to eat. I wouldn't feed them to my husband but for someone reason I thought feeding them to my parents was ok. Ha. You can imagine how shocked I was when MY DAD asked me to bake him some more soon. (Jaw dropped).

YES! I'd love to! BUT!....
If I was going to make them again, I wanted to try and adjust the recipe so they tasted better by my standards. Like I mentioned before, it's all about what I like. I can't bake something I don't think tastes good..... that's just..... well.....awkward.  

Who would have thunk adding something as little as would make the difference. :) WOO HOO! Now eating a vegetable in my muffin doesn't seem unfathomable.

Paleo Cinnamon Applesauce and Carrot Muffins
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (i used 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tbs vanilla extract
1/2 cup shredded carrots
3 large eggs beaten well (i used 2 eggs)

350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients well.
Add beaten eggs, honey, vanilla, applesauce, and shredded carrots.
Grease muffin pan with olive oil spray. Bake 30-40 minutes.