I’m always on the lookout for paleo / primal goodies for hubby and grandchildren to pack in lunch boxes. In my looking around yesterday I found these great muffins on the Facebook page of Eat. Sleep. Move.
They’re called Jai’s Awesome Muffins. I wanted to change the name but couldn’t think of one, so left it as a tribute to `Jai’…..and changed an ingredient. (I can imagine the kids asking who Jai is as we have a couple of family recipes named after the relative.)
- 2 cups almond meal
- 1 ½ cups grated carrot
- 1 mashed banana
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 3 eggs
- 2 teasp. Baking powder
- 1 teasp. Cinnamon
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- Mix all ingredients in a big bowl
- Spoon into muffin pans
- Bake at 180 degrees C for 20 mins. (or until cooked through)
- Grate the carrot and set aside – speed 6 for about 10 seconds
- `Dry mix’: Combine almond meal, carrot, walnuts, and dates in a large bowl.
- `Wet mix’: Mix eggs, banana, baking powder, cinnamon, baking powder and coconut oil – speed 6 for 5-10 seconds.
- Combine wet and dry mixes in a mixing bowl and mix through.
- Bake as above.
The original recipe had macadamia oil. I changed it to coconut oil which I use for most of the baking I do. We like it, and it’s cheaper than macadamia oil. And macadamia oil is not stable when heated.
- These are certainly filling. Great for snacks or even as breakfast.
- Not as heavy as muffins made with coconut flour, though we use it for things that go to school. (Nut free zone.)
- If you are doing dairy they would be nice with a dollop of cream or some yummy, fresh, Jersey butter (homemade at our house).
- I think they will freeze well. Had to get some in the freezer before hubby got home, otherwise they may have disappeared!!
Enjoy yet another delicious pale / primal snack.