It was a busy weekend including one final soccer game for our 13 year old son, Jake. It was a beautiful evening in Seattle and they played a good game , just not a win.
So Saturday night was late with soccer and an early wake up for soccer tryouts Sunday morning. I woke before the rest of the family and decided to make a quick on the go breakfast. I found this recipe for blueberry muffins from Danielle Walker‘s book Meals Made Simple. It’s chock full of great recipes. I am hard to please when it comes to paleo “bakery” but these were so yummy! Even my non paleo fellow blogger , Ang, liked them. Don’t they look pretty? Here is the recipe. You can also click the link to buy her book ! You will be glad you did!
Danielle Walker’s Blueberry Muffins
Preheat oven to 350. Place a heatproof dish filled with 2 cups of water on bottom rack. Position the other rack in the center of the oven.
2 eggs at room temperature
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup palm shortening or ghee, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup warm water
1 and 3/4 cup Pancake mix ….stick with me here!!!
(pancake mix : 3 cups almond four, 1 cup coconut flour, 1 Tbsp baking soda, 2tsp cream of tartar, 3/4 teaspoon sea salt , just mix it with a fork )
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Place all ingredients in food processor or high speed blender, scrape down the sides and blend again until very smooth.
Stir in 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (mine were frozen)
Grease muffin pan or use liners for 10 muffins. Fill each cup 2/3 way full.
You can stop here and bake but you would miss out on something so good! So keep on to the finish, you are almost there and the reward is great!
1/3 cup raw pecans (I used walnuts)
1 Tbsp. Shredded unsweetened coconut
1 Tbsp almond flour
1 Tbsp coconut crystals or honey
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1large pitted date
pinch of salt
Pulse all in food processor a few times , it will look like course sand. Sprinkle topping over batter. Place the muffins in the center rack and bake 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and drool while you anticipate the yummy goodness you are about to partake in!!!