On-the-go Blueberry Muffins

Muffins black and white

After contemplating starting my own blog for awhile now, I have finally decided to take the plunge and do it! I am a paleo foodie about 80/20. Mainly, I stick to the paleo way of eating by trying new recipes and diving into the depth of what paleo can offer. The remaining 20 percent of the time I am eating to perform in the gym or enjoying a night out.

Paleo has many different meanings to many different people. To me, paleo is eating foods that have been raised in their natural environment and staying away from the grains/wheat, dairy, legumes and processed foods. It is eating fresh and real foods. Paleo is keeping it simple (silly).

If you are new to paleo or just want to learn more about it, I highly recommend visiting the Paleo Leap website. This is a very user friendly website that explains things very well! Many people are intimidated by the paleo lifestyle (I know I was) and this website explains things that are easy to understand. They also have an article and information on just about any question you could possibly have about paleo. Check it out.

Enough about the boring stuff. Lets get to the fun stuff, food! I love food. All sorts of food, which makes trying new recipes that much more fun! I want to share recipes that I have made from other bloggers/authors and let you know how it went. Did it turn out perfectly or was it a complete flop? Did I have to alter it or did I follow the recipe exact is? I will throw my two-sense into the recipe to make it easier and hopefully less intimidating for you to try. I want to know what you would like to see on here. I am an open book and here to help you all know how easy it is to KISS (which of course stands for keep it simple silly for those of you that haven’t made the connection yet :)).

These blueberry muffins was the very first paleo recipe I ever tried and I thought it was only fitting to share them in my first post! These muffins are very easy to make and you can make them in a lot of variations. I have added mixed berries, almonds, pecans and I am even thinking about adding some chocolate chips to a batch soon! I found this recipe on fastpaleo.com which is a paleo recipe sharing site. The site is absolutely loaded with so many recipes for the paleo beginner all the way to the paleo guru. Any blogger or recipe developer can share recipes on the site, which makes it really cool!

Muffins and berries

PALEO BLUEBERRY WALNUT (Pecan)  MUFFINS – recipe adapted from Cloudy with a Chance of Sprinkles from fastpaleo.com

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (or any berries you wish) – today I stuck with the blueberries – frozen berries work as well
  • 1 cup walnuts (or any nut you desire) – I used pecans today because that is what I had in the house – if you use walnuts, almonds or any larger nut make sure to chop them up first

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line muffin tin with liners or grease with coconut oil
  • Mix dry ingredients in bowl(keep berries and nuts aside)
  • Mix wet ingredients in separate bowl
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients until no clumps
  • Fold in berries and nuts
  • Add mixture to muffin tins (about 1/4 cup or almost a full tin)
  • Bake for 22 minutes
  • Let cool and eat up!

*Serve for breakfast with grass fed butter or your favorite jam, have as a morning or afternoon snack or drizzle a little melted chocolate on them for dessert! I paired my with breakfast today which included an egg and venison bacon! I heart venison bacon.

Muffin with Bacon

 

P.S. Don’t you just love my plates 😉 Hand-me down from my mom. We had these plates when I was a kid! #can’twaittoregisterformywedding

 

 

 

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