when thinking about the new year i made a vow to start sharing favorite recipes in this space again, but it has taken me a while to come up with a starting place. since we started eating mostly paleo, we’ve tried a ton of new recipes (remember, i’m cooking 3 meals a day – yep, i sorta think i’m wonder woman too) and they have been great. for example – last night i made lemon/lime carnitas in lettuce wraps – drool. but i’ve been sticking pretty close to published recipes and haven’t really had the guts to throw my on spin on things. until now.
i knew as soon as i read about these muffins over on the freckled italian, i’d be baking them up this weekend. they did not disappoint, plus i had the cutest sous chef on this side of the mississippi. due to a wonky pantry and my own inability to just follow directions, i’ve taken liberties and changed things up just a bit – it’s just my natural way:
RECIPE NIGHT: CHOCOLATE CHIP AND BERRY PALEO MUFFINS
(made 12 serious muffins)
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup of raw honey
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup of almond milk (original recipe calls for coconut milk)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla (i like to add vanilla to my baked goods)
half container of raspberries
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
when i told EBN i was getting her a step-stool, she marched into the bathroom and retrieved this. i had something different (and higher) in mind but she was a toddler determined and i didn’t want to dissuade her. so we made this work. and don’t you always bake in just your dino undies?
pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
we started things off by lining up our ingredients. after measuring off the coconut oil put it in the microwave to melt. once melted, beat the eggs into the oil. this will keep it from re-solidifying.
while i was in charge of cracking the eggs, EBN counted them, and kept track of where we were in the process. she also put each of the egg-shells in the compost #hippiechild.
chop (i use this term loosely) the strawberries and raspberries and add them along with all the other ingredients to the bowl. then get to mixing.
she’s got a lot of strength for a very little girl.
grease or line the cupcake pan and spoon in the mixture. EBN then “bammed” each muffin – an essential part of the process. i was super impressed by how easily these slipped out of the tin once they were done baking.
pop these suckers in the oven and let them bake for about 25 minutes. at the half way point take them out and sprinkle a couple extra chocolate chips on top – hey, they are paleo, you gotta get your kicks somewhere.
fresh out of the oven and totally delicious. so good that i plan to serve them to my dad (no one is a bigger critic, especially when it comes to baked goods) when he and my mom are in town later this week. after enjoying just a taste last night, we put them in the toaster oven and each had a warm one for breakfast this morning. already dreaming about another one with a cup of hot tea, for a post dinner treat!Read More