The hardest part of switching my family off grains and sugars was breakfast. That sounds weird but you can only make eggs so many different ways. I use muffins as occasional treats to entice the masses to eat eggs all the other mornings.
Paleo baking may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get the swing of how you change up the unhealthy ingredients with the healthy ones, it really is quite easy. My children are even able to make these. At the age of 4, my youngest is very fond of baking(though it may be a liking to the tasting rather).
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
This will make 12 muffins, which of course isn’t enough for 6 people. I usually double, or I make this the night before and serve with a meat and fruit.
Preheat the oven to 350*F. Prepare muffin tin with paper liners.
In a small bowl mix the dry ingredients with a whisk.
In a larger bowl mix the wet ingredients. Keep in mind that coconut oil hardens at room temperature. The eggs are cool so if you aren’t prepared to add all things quickly you may have little hard balls of coconut oil. Try to add it last and try to get it mixed quickly.
Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Once everything is finished mixing, stir in the chopped walnuts. If you want to be fancy sprinkle some on top. (In our house fancy ended after the third child.)
Transfer batter into the prepared muffin tin and bake at 350*F for about 22 minutes.
That doesn’t seem so hard now does it! They are yummy and have just a hint of sweet thanks to the banana and honey. They are packed with healthy fats, proteins, and just a bit of fiber to help start of the day. Best thing about them for me? We have a 5/6 success rate, which is almost unheard of! There is normally at least 2 that doesn’t like something! But as we always say in our house, “You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit!” Throw in a preteen eye roll and you just witnessed our family table at every meal!