Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ru's Paleo Muffins

Ru's Paleo Muffins


What's a "Ru", you ask? It's me! My middle name is Ruth and my sister hated calling me Angela so she tried "Angie" and mom hated that so she started calling me "Ruthie." Yah, I was that girl. That girl was super skinny, wore braces and had stringy dirty-blonde hair. "Ruthie" wasn't a good image for me and I'm thankful it was changed to "Ru" when we started playing softball for our church leage .. back in 'Nam. Now only my closest friends call me Ru and it's very strange hearing "Angela" because it's hardly used.. unless you're a telemarketer!

Anywho, I made the muffins on a whim the other day praying they'd turn out and they did! After a year or so of following recipes someone else has created, I've also been creative and made several of my own. Cooking is an art, and once you have the basics, you can go anywhere with food! I hope you try these Ru Muffins; and if you do, please let me know!

*These are grain free, dairy free and egg free!

Ingredients:
Makes 6 muffins
1/2cup almond meal/flour
1/4cup almond butter
pinch of salt
1/8tsp baking powder
1/2tsp vanilla
1/4cup chocolate chips
1Tbsp pure maple syrup
1Tbsp coconut milk, or water (aka H2O)


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor, add the almond meal and pulse. If you have almond flour, skip this step. Add everything in except the chocolate chips and pulse until combined. Add in the chocolate chips and fold in by hand.
Spray a muffin tin and add batter about 1/3 of the way, making sure there's enough left to make 6 muffins, or go crazy and fill 'er up. You're eating these, so do what you want with them :)
Bake approximately 10-13 minutes or until cooked through.
Cook about 2 minutes in the pan then make sure you cool on a cooling rack or the bottoms/sides will get mushy.
If you're going to store these, do so in an airtight container and refrigerate. These are best eaten on the day they're made but if you need to, refrigerate and pop them in the microwave for 5 seconds to reheat when ready to eat.


Eat and enjoy!

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