Friday, January 18, 2013

orange muffins, paleo remix

i had four beautiful oranges sitting on my countertop. yesterday mary asked if she could have one and i said i had a plan for them. "orange muffins?" she asked with happy anticipation. "yes," i said. waiting too long to fulfill this promise would have been a big mistake, so this morning i found my original recipe. wheat flour...rats. would it stand for a paleo makeover? we would have to find out.

well, if it hadn't worked i wouldn't be posting the new recipe, right? ;)

paleo orange muffins

3-4 oranges, quartered, then halved (my oranges were huge, so i used three but in the past i always used four)
3 eggs
1/2 C melted butter or coconut oil

blend in food processor until the orange is very fine, usually around 5 minutes. i like to start with the oranges and eggs, adding the butter or oil later to ensure i'm not cooking the eggs.

in a seperate bowl, whisk the dry ingredients:

2 C almond flour
3/4 C coconut flour
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t kosher or real salt

add the wet ingredients,1/3 C agave syrup, and 1/3 C almond milk or coconut milk to the dry ingredients. mix well. (at this point you are welcome to add 1 C mini semisweet chocolate chips...delicious, but not necessary. we were having ours for a midmorning snack and not dessert so i opted not to include chocolate this time.) spoon into muffin cups. bake at 375 for 22-30 minutes.

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