Luca’s Morning Glory Muffins
My son Luca loves to eat these in the morning or for a quick snack. With so many healthy ingredients you are sure to enjoy delicious and cozy flavors. I usually double the batch with recipes that have a lot of ingredients and that freeze well when baked. I will freeze whatever is left over for a quick breakfast or snack. I used almond meal, coconut flour and gluten free flour mix to increase the healthy fat and protein content. I also used coconut crystals to eliminate sugar from the recipe, which helps to lower the glycemic effect on blood sugar. Enjoy!
P.S. I know this recipe has a lot of ingredients!
1 cup almond meal
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup gluten free flour mix
2/3 cup coconut crystals
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 ½ cups shredded carrot
1 cup chopped spinach
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup pumpkin seeds or chopped walnuts
½ cup raisins
½ cup milk alternative such as almond, rice, hemp or oat if gluten free certified
½ cup canola oil or coconut oil
½ cup apple sauce
2 egg replacers
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond meal, flours, coconut crystals, baking powder and soda, xanthan gum, sea salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend all ingredients until evenly combined.
- In a medium bowl combine the remaining wet ingredients and blend until evenly combined.
- Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and pour in the wet mixture. With a rubber scrapper, fold the dry mixture into the wet until evenly combined. Try not to over mix as the xanthan gum can become too gummy and will lead to a spongy muffin.
- Fill muffin pans to the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden. You can also test if the muffins are done by poking the center of the muffin with a toothpick. If raw dough is on the toothpick the muffin needs to be baked longer.
Your son is so cute in this picture. My kids would love these but we can’t do almonds. Could I use tetchy? Any other suggestions?
I would exchange the one cup almond flour for 1/2 cup chia seeds and 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour. Enjoy!
I meant terr… Ha! Chi’s and garbanzo would be great especially since I have both…