My siblings have decided to go on the paleo diet. What is the paleo diet? Well I think this guy gives the ultimate description here, but if you don’t want to read another blog post… in a nutshell, paleo is the caveman diet. It’s back to the roots. It includes meat, nuts, fruits and vegetables. It does not include grains, sugar and dairy.
So… what do you feed an almost eight year old who likes granola bars, muffins and cookies for snack? Oh, you can make everything “paleo.” Yesterday I spent a few hours preparing food for my sister – today I will do the same for my brother. But to start them out right (diet begins TODAY!), I experimented with paleo muffins. As someone who bakes gluten free all the time, this was just an added challenge since I can’t use flour. These muffins, which were given two thumbs up, smell so incredibly delicious. So, so, so delicious. I couldn’t believe it. Maybe these cavemen dwellers are up to something…
Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup almond flour/meal
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp flax seeds, ground finely
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1-heaping tbsp cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp honey
- splash of vanilla
- fruit of choice: apple, strawberries, blueberries (note if you are using larger fruit, cut it up into blueberry sized pieces)
Preheat the oven for 350F. Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients in a bowl (I would add the coconut oil last) and stir to combine. Line a muffin pan with 12 wrappers or grease with coconut oil. Fill 2/3 way full. Pop in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes.