Thursday, March 3, 2011

What's for breakfast? PALEO SEX MUFFINS (recipe!)

Do you read Finn's blog?  If not, you should.  Like right now.  He has no hair, he swears more than I do and he is infinitely sexable.  And he made a muffin recipe just for me, because he's awesome.  Here it is!

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp each ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey and baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • about 1 to 1.5 cups of Medjool dates, de-stoned
I ground my own flour for these.  It's super simple - I have a heavy-duty spice/coffee grinder that I use solely to grind nut flours and the like.  Just fill it up (not too full), pulse til the desired fineness is reached, dump out and repeat.

Sift all the dry ingredients together.  This part is mostly to get the baking powder completely mixed in.  Near the end, there were a bunch of gritty almond pieces that wouldn't go through the sifter, so I just dumped them on in for more texture.

Whisk the eggs and honey together.  This might be difficult.  Just do what you can.  I didn't have acacia honey, so I used good ol' Blue Ridge Parkway deliciousness.

Dump the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix together until everything has the same consistency.  Then add the dates and mix until they're thoroughly combined.  Using your hands is best here, really.  It's a little messy, but it works.

Grease a muffin tin (I used coconut oil) and go to town.  These don't rise too much, so make them as big as you want them to end up.

At this point, if you are reading Finn's recipe too, remember that he uses Celsius.  It would take a really, really long time to bake these to doneness at 180 Fahrenheit, as I realised after about 10 minutes.  The proper temperature here is about 325-350 for 15ish minutes, baked in the lower-to-middle section of the oven so the tops don't scorch.  Keep an eye on them, changing the time and temperature as you see fit.





  2. Looks good. How many muffins will the recipe make me?

  3. Mads, I think these made about one tin's worth of muffins, but I can't remember if I used the tin with six spaces or eight. A smallish batch, at any rate. Hope you enjoy!