Ready to make something delicious that will boost your energy & your mood? Give these muffins a try.
Today, I was really in the mood for a fruit-flavored pastry, so I decided to try making some orange-coconut muffins.
Why these are so good for you:
Coconut – I used to hate both the texture & flavor. But now I’m obsessed. It lends a natural sweetness, while actually helping to balance blood sugars. And, it helps fuel our nervous system.
Oranges – hello, vitamin C. So important for helping to ward off illness.
Flaxseed & almond flour – both of these support blood sugar balance, hormone health, and brain health.
These muffins are perfect for any day of the week, and definitely pass as breakfast, since they’re filled with healthy fat & protein. Oh, and if you need something delicious that will actually boost your energy & your mood, these will do the trick. I’m looking at you, all the moms out there. Just don’t let the kids catch you, or you will be forced to share.
Ready to make them?
Recipe: Orange-coconut muffins
(makes 9 regular-sized muffins)
1 cup almond flour
½ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup ground flax seed
¼ cup brown rice flour (or use more almond flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
¼ cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup maple syrup (I use very minimal sweetener. You may prefer to increase this to ½ cup).
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup orange juice
1 tbsp grated orange peel
¼ cup chopped pecans (to add at the end)
Preheat oven to 180C. Get a muffin tin ready. I use a silicon one, which is naturally non-stick and doesn't require paper liners.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Make a small well in the middle, pour in all wet ingredients, then mix everything together, incorporating the flours until you get a uniform batter.
Divide the mix across 9 regular muffin cups (fill each one about 3/4 full). Then sprinkle the pecans over top.
Bake for approx. 30 min. Check by inserting a tooth pick in the center, and see if it comes out clean.
To serve – top them up with a nice shmear of ghee or nut butter. Drizzle with extra maple syrup if you want them sweeter.
Note about the finished product - they may appear to be really dark on the outside. Don't worry, the inside remains very moist. Also, they are somewhat dense and do not rise a ton.