I am trying to get back into eating Paleo-friendly. My gut flora is sad and needs it. I, unfortunately, broke my healthy eating habits awhile ago and am struggling to get back. But I can and I will.
Anyway, I was craving delicious carbs (as I always do at certain times of the month for some reason?!) and I found this recipe for sweet potato muffins. I am a person that likes food, so I made 6 giant muffins. No mini muffin tray in this house. Ridiculous.
These muffins are sugar-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.
Sweet Potato Muffins Done Right (adapted from www.fitwomenforlife.com)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1/8 cup flax seed meal
2 tsp (I added way more than that) cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup melted coconut oil (that reminds me, I have to add that to my grocery list)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 free run eggs
1 whole baked sweet potato (mashed)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
That’s it! I didn’t take baking lessons, but add the wet to the dry or something.. mix it all up and put into muffin trays. Duh.I recommend “sifting” your coconut flour if you have a sifter or you know what that means. I am lazy, so I just vigorously mix my coconut flour so it doesn’t get all chunky.
350 degree pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a fork poked in the middle of them comes out clean or you’re just hungry and can’t wait any longer. Use a coconut oil spray to line your non-stick muffin tray if you need to (again, I am too lazy for that).
Ideas for sweetness: Honey (1/4 cup) or liquid Stevia (5 drops). Ideas for fun: Add a scoop of protein, but would have to add a bit more of a wet ingredient (perhaps, unsweetened almond milk-1/4 cup?). Add nuts (walnuts, pecans). Nuts hurt my belly though, so they are out.
Also, I made a very quick and easy coconut milk ice cream (this is not totalky paleo, but can be) the other day which was to die for! You know when you put your can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight and then the cream separates from the water? yeah, well that happens and the coconut cream is delicious.
Step 1: Get rid of the the gross water.
Step 2: Take 2 tbsp of the coconut cream and stir it in your coffee and drink it while you make the ice cream.
Step 3: Take the rest of the coconut cream and add it to 1 scoop of Perfect Whey Vanilla Cream Protein powder or whatever protein powder you use.
Step 4: Mix it all together and add in 1 large ripe banana and mix it some more! Come on. Do it.
Step 5: If you like really sweet stuff, then add a few drops of liquid stevia.
Step 6: There really shouldn’t be this many steps, but I like how this is going. Freeze the sucker in a container for an hour or so then eat!
And now you can love me forever. You’re welcome.