PALEO/GLUTEN FREE/DAIRY FREE/REFINED SUGAR FREE/
10 WEEK CHALLENGE APPROVED/WEIGHT LOSS FRIENDLY
How good are muffins!? To me, muffins are such a delicious little cake (and I LOVE cake) that is super portable and gives you that sweet treat you’re looking for – especially if you’re new to a real food lifestyle and missing your sugar. These are weight loss friendly, however as with most sweet food, you shouldn’t really be eating these daily if weight loss is a goal. It’s your first couple of weeks? Sweet, have them daily if you need them to get into the lifestyle – anything that makes it easier as you transition is essential to keep you in the lifestyle! However week 3 you need to dial it back and have it no more than 3-4 times a week, and less if you stop seeing results.
You’ll notice in a lot of my baking recipes I use a combination of three ‘flours’: ground almonds (almond meal, almond flour – whatever, it’s all the same!), tapioca flour and coconut flour. Tapioca and coconut flours kind of work interchangeably and are the most similar in absorption to regular flour, however some coconut flours are more absorbent than others. This is why you often have a higher quantity of almond meal.
If you wanted to make this recipe nut free, I’m sure you could omit the almond flour and use extra coconut flour – however it would lead to a denser finished product. I find that a combination of the three leads to an end result that has a texture as close to “regular” baked goods as possible.
Don’t forget to tag me in your creations – @elorahh and #theshrinkingviolet – I LOVE seeing what you create!