Thursday, August 9, 2012

Paleo Nut Butter Muffins

I may as well change the blog's name to Grain Free Muffin Lady, or some such thing.  I know I make a ton of muffins.  Why you ask?  Well because they are portable, can be eaten any time of day, are easy to hold with small hands, and make a super easy breakfast for S.  I also can throw them in a baggie and bring one to work, as can MKG.  Great way to get in some protein and still has that breakfast-y feel that many paleo breakfasts don't have.  So, my apologies for all the muffins.  I just don't have time to make an elaborate breakfast every morning while I'm rushing to work.  If you are in the same boat, I suggest you start experimenting with these great coconut flour muffins too.  The basic recipe stays the same.

Paleo Nut Butter Muffins
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup nut/seed butter of choice, like sun or almond or walnut or pecan etc
1/4 cup nut milk of choice
4 room temp eggs
1/4 cup oil, i like walnut for baking for its neutral flavor and favorable omega 3:6 ratio
1/2 cup preferred liquid sweetener
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In a small microwavable bowl, add your 1/2 cup of nut butter and 1/4 cup nut milk, microwave until its warmed through and easy to stir.  In a large mixing bowl, combine your flour, salt, and baking powder and use a fork to break up any lumps and distribute.  In a separate bowl, mix your eggs, oil, sweetener, and extract.  Let your nut butter mixture cool a bit an add it to your wet ingredients, stir well to incorporate, then add wet to dry.  You should have a very wet batter.  Bake at 350 until the tops are golden brown and muffins are completely cooked through.  This made 8 very large muffins.  You could also easily bake this in a loaf pan, or even try in an 8x8 pan.  With some chocolate chips, this would taste downright decadent!

I hope you try it and enjoy!  Are you getting sick of my muffin recipes or are they useful?  Am I the only one out there that makes a batch of muffins every weekend and can't stand the thought of making the same thing week in and week out?  Let me know GFGs!

Til next time, xoxo GFG


  1. I make TONS of muffins- they are perfect for feeding my hungry boys. These sound yummy too, and i would absolutely use choc chips in them. :)

  2. hey dawn! those boys sure keep you busy cooking/baking don't they?? its so nice to know we are feeding them nutritious stuff instead of the conventional crap. xoxo