Now that Whole 30 is behind me I can finally share with you my new favorite muffin recipe! I made these a while back and these were the muffins I told you that were waiting for me in the freezer last week. You know when I was telling you all I could dream about the last two or three days of the challenge was a Paleo treat in the form of a muffin. These are them! And once my Whole 30 journey was behind me these came out of the freezer in a flash….and they were eaten! BUT by my kids and husband. I only had three stored away in the freezer and I was so excited to get my paws on these. BUT being the good mom that I am I shared instead. Shame on me right? Why didn’t I just take them to my quiet corner of the house (that seriously doesn’t exist…my kids will track me down anywhere) and eat them in solitude? Ha! Funny! Just thinking about quiet and solitude in one sentence when it pertains to my life is seriously hilarious! It doesn’t exist! Any who, now that I’m posting the recipe to share with all of you my mouth is watering and I’m seriously craving a bite of one of these muffins. Oh! and one of Juli’s Sweet Potato Chia Muffins! Did you see those yet? YUM! Well, I guess I know what will be made in my kitchen in the near future. Muffins!
Quick facts about recent happenings in my crazy life, because you know you love hearing about them. Just pretend…
1.) Spending your Sunday morning in Children’s Urgent Care is no fun. Especially when your child is in pain and all you can do is wait and wait till they can call your name. Ugh! By the way, the combo of pink eye and an ear infection is no fun! Stupid germs!
2.) I cried during this commercial during the Super Bowl. Like seriously cried my eyes out. Embarrassing, but I’m known to be Mrs. Sensitive.
3.) I about died on Saturday after my CrossFit WOD. This is what we had to do and just for my sake tell me you would have died too. Just entertain me! Please!
100 Double Unders
90 air squats
80 ab mat sit-ups
60 box jumps
40 kettle bell swings
10 handstand push-ups
I think I just died again repeating it too.
4.) For the record, I hate handstand push-ups. I can’t do them. I guess I should have stuck with my gymnastic classes when I was little. I chose to run up and down a soccer field instead. I guess that’s why I like to run!
5.) The e-cookbook is coming folks!!! I keep teasing you but we are close!! We are trying to get up by next Monday!! Just what you wanted for Valentine’s Day, right? Here is a small sneak peak and the first look at the title and the NEW LOGO!! Under the fork and spoon says Paleo 365. Look for a new look on the site coming in the next few months. Exciting!!
6.) Another fact! I want muffins!!! Like now!
7.) I’m working on a fun giveaway for you all next Friday. Stay tune!
Ok, enough from me. Enjoy the muffins and see you back around here later this week.
Apple Spiced Muffins
7 Medjool dates, pitted
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup extra-virgin unrefined coconut oil, melted
½ cup canned coconut milk
½ tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups almond flour
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon unflavored gelatin
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 ½ cups shredded apple
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners. Set aside.
To make the cupcakes: In the bowl of a food processor, add the dates, eggs, applesauce, coconut oil, coconut milk and vanilla extract and process until the dates have completely broken up and are incorporated evenly into batter.
In a small bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, gelatin, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and process until incorporated. Remove the blade from the food processor and stir in the apple.
Scoop the batter into prepared pans, filling cups to the rim. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 2 dozen muffins – cut recipe in half to make 12