I haven’t written much about it here but I’ve switched to a Paleo diet/lifestyle for the last couple of months (since my auto immune flare up) and I’ve never felt better. I absolutely LOVE eating this way and my body is loving it too (more on that later).
I thought I’d share my favorite “go to” banana muffin recipe. I love this one for a couple of reasons – I almost never have 3 ripe bananas and SO many recipes want 3 (this one calls for 2) and it’s really easy to customize – adapted from So…Let’s Hang Out
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 mashed ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup dairy free dark chocolate chips
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 muffins or 1 loaf
My husband likes omitting the vanilla and using 2tbsp of rum instead. We’ve also used blueberries or nuts in place of the chocolate chips.
If you have a heavy duty blender you can grind your own almonds to make the almond meal. We have a Blendtec and I grind no more than a cup of whole almonds (we get the big bag at Costco) on the Ice crush setting for about 25 seconds – you don’t want to go too long or you’ll end up with butter and if you put more than a cup in you’ll get a lot of chunks.