Big beautiful protein muffins; a light crumb, moist, buttery and filled with savoury goodness. The perfect early morning nibble!
With a change of plan work wise Saturday gone I arrived home from work on Friday evening on a mission to make the most of my extra couple of hours home the following morning with some recipe testing. I adapted this recipe from Tasty Yummies beautiful creation that I’d spied during the week. The end result was epic! These savoury breakfast muffins came together in 5 minutes flat, baked evenly and thankfully peeled away from their liners with ease. There is nothing more annoying than a muffin or cupcake that sticks solid to a liner, leaving you with a crumbly mess. Partially down to a poor/cheap liner choice and sometimes a batter that was simply meant to be baked in silicon cup.
These muffins are not only grain free and sugar free they’re also low carb and nut free. The perfect fat fuelled pre-workout snack/mini breakfast with a savoury twist. Early in the morning I tend to sway towards the sweeter or snackier side of eats. It’s were homemade protein bars and paleo protein pancakes have their place.
The great thing about these muffins is that you can whip up a batch on a Sunday night and have them for a few days running. No early morning pancake flipping, though I have to say I’m quite partial to it! Served at room temperature or chilled I find these more satisfying. They can be reheated in a the microwave or perhaps my favourite in between temperature and texture is to slice them in half and give them a little toast under a preheated grill! I must try giving them a quick sear in some ghee or coconut oil.
Make a meal of them by serving them up with a side of smoked salmon, some good quality meat & seasoning sausages or crispy bacon!A drizzle of your favourite nut butter or a smudge of coconut butter is positively mighty! I’ve only tried these with Dr Coy’s coconut flour so I can’t vouch for how any other brand will behave.
Makes 4 large muffins
– 1/4 cup (30g) coconut flour sifted
– 2 tbsp (15g) tapioca flour sifted
– 1/4 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 1/4 tsp Pink Himilayan Rock Salt
– 1/4 tsp black pepper
– 3 tbsp (42g) clarified butter (ghee) or coconut oil melted
– 3 large organic eggs
– 2 tbsp (30ml) unsweetened almond milk
– 1/2 cup finely chopped spinach, kale or chard would work too
– 1 tbsp finely chopped herbs of choice, chives and basil work well
– 4 – 6 sundried tomatoes finely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
2. Whisk together almond milk, eggs and melted ghee or coconut oil.
3. Sift in the coconut flour, baking soda and powder and tapioca starch.
4. Blend together using a stick/hand blender.
5. Fold in the herbs, greens of choice and sundried tomatoes.
6. Divide mixture between 4 large paper muffin cases in a muffin tray.
7. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes; until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Store in the fridge once cooled in a seal tight container for up to three days or freeze for a couple of weeks.
I’m Shel but some people call me “Peachy”…I’m the food loving, fitness fanatic, blogger behind Peachy Palate, a website which is now my hub for all the paleo, keto and grain free recipes I create, hoping to inspire people to think outside the box, eating whole foods that truly nourish. Fueled by a desire to improve my own health I love to create sweet and savoury recipes, sharing them with the world ensuring no one need feel deprived regardless of their dietary restrictions or preferences. Living in Wicklow, Ireland, when not dreaming up recipes I’m lifting with the men folk in my local gym, tapped into social media or out on the road delivering, merchandising and being a super duper brand ambassador for a local health food company.
My relationship with food wasn’t always so bright, in fact it wasn’t at all harmonious for quite sometime. Having overcome a decade of eating disorders I’m in the best place I’ve ever been. I’m happy, healthy, confident and I now enjoy every nourishing mouthful, giving my body what it needs. One of my favourite quotes from a sensational foodie … “Nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.” Julia Child. Life, love and food! www.peachypalate.com