Thursday, 16 February 2012

Day 16 - Blueberry-Banana Paleo Muffins


As the saying goes, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.' So when we decided to switch up our muffins from the original, delicious pumpkin muffins we made, we braced ourselves for something that most are afraid of: change. Ok, I might be exaggerating. In fact, the adrenaline was pumping when we knew we'd be enjoying some banana-blueberry goodness every morning this week. I've dubbed these 'bluenana' muffins. It just rolls off the tongue, ok?

If you'd like to follow our lead and be wildly adventurous, try this out!


Ingredients
3 cups almond meal or almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
4  eggs
2 cups (roughly five or six) mashed ripe bananas
1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed and drained

UPDATE: Recommendations for a slight variation
  • sub blueberries with cranberries
  • add 1 tbsp of coconut flour for slightly larger muffins
  • sprinkle cinnamon in the batter for more aromatic muffins
  • add 2 tbsp of sliced almonds or walnuts for crunchier muffins

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a 12-cup muffin tray with coconut oil
2. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, and baking soda
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and melted, cooled coconut oil
4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined
5. Stir the bananas into the batter - mix well
6. Fold in the blueberries with a spatula
7. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin

Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.


This recipe was slightly easier than the pumpkin muffins, and tasted much sweeter because of the bananas and blueberries. I can honestly say that I dream about these at night, and am delighted when I wake up and get to eat one. Let's face it - who doesn't like a dream come true?

3 comments:

  1. These are fantastic! I just made a batch, but used walnuts instead of blueberries. Less sweet, I bet, but still really tasty.

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  2. These were good!!!! I did sprinkle a bit of almonds on top and used fresh blueberries since they R in season, but kept the recipe the same. Thanks so much for posting. I ended up making these for my husbands birthday breakfast along with boiled eggs & turkey sausage with sliced avocado. We have been on the Paleo diet over a month now. Thanks again!

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