Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Muffins

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Blueberry Banana Flaxseed MuffinI am a firm believer that HEALTHY FOOD must be DELICIOUS!  So when I discover a recipe that is power-packed with health benefits AND WOWs my sweet tooth and tingles my taste budsI like to share!   This recipe has been slightly modified from the recipe found in the book  – The Microbiome Solution by  Dr. Robynne Chutkan.    The Microbiome Solution

I admittedly have a weakness for muffins (…not pies, cookies, candy, or cake – muffins!) As you know most muffins in the store (and even home-made versions) can harbor as much sugar as cake and as much fat as a double cheeseburger!   Here you will discover a muffin that you can FEEL GOOD about eating.  (limit 1 daily please…if that is difficult – FREEZE or SHARE them:)).

These are not just gluten-free but the “flour” that replaces the wheat is filled with benefits and offers a natural sweetness that then requires only a very small amount of  “natures” sweetness. 

Check out my blog on the benefits of pre-biotic foods and you will agree that these are microbe-friendly muffins!   (Oh, and one of the best things…. you can whip them up and pop them in the oven to bake in less than 15 minutes!)

So let your tastebuds tingle with happiness while your body savors the nourishmentthen come back and post a comment and  share your feedback! 

(ps. These freeze well so if you can’t stick with just one – pop them in the freezer!)

Your Partner on the Exciting Journey to Nourish Well…   

~ Julie

Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Muffins
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Recipe type: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, High Fiber, High protein
Cuisine: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
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Serves: 12 muffins
 
Sometimes we all need a little "sweetness" to our morning or afternoon! These gluten-free, fiber rich muffins are the perfect on-the-go breakfast paired with nut milk, or pre-exercise snack. Prepare them on the weekend and you will spare yourself the temptation of store-bought sweets during the week lacking in benefits! These freeze wonderfully well, so you can freeze ½ for the following week. Or just pull them out of the freezer when you are in a pinch and need a nourishing sweet addition to your day! Enjoy clean, speedy, healthy eating! ~Julie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (3 large ripe bananas)
  • 2 large eggs and 2 egg whites
  • 1½ TBSP. pure maple syrup (or can use local honey)
  • 1½ TBSP. organic coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup almond flour (I like Bob's Red Mill brand)
  • ¼ cup coconut flour (I like Arrowhead Mills organic Fair Trade brand)
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP. ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen organic blueberries
Instructions
  1. Grease 12-cup muffin tin with olive or coconut oil and set aside. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mash bananas, then add the eggs and mix well (you can also use a hand blender to mix if you desire a smoother consistency)
  3. Next, add the maple syrup and coconut oil and mix well.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and flaxseed.
  5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir. Once mixed, add the frozen blueberries; make sure you add these last to prevent the batter from turning blue! Gently mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Check after 25 minutes as oven temperatures can vary…they should be slightly browned on top.
  8. ENJOY AND SAVOR!

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