So, i was food prepping earlier today and found a Granny Smith and Pink Lady in the salad drawer of my fridge (did you know those drawers are called “crispers”??). Anyway, I decided to make some baked apple crisps but I really only needed half of each apple so started looking for recipes to use up the remaining halves. Thats when I found these paleo muffins over on www.justjessieb.com, they are super quick to prepare (about 5 minutes) and really tasty with a big dollop of almond butter and a mug of steaming fresh black coffee. See the ingredients and method below with my usual adjustments included!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour (ground almonds)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly gratednutmeg
  • 1 medium apple, diced (I used 1/2 Granny Smith 1/2 Pink Lady Skins on)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 TBSP cup honey
  • Dash of vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients with the diced apple, life is too short to be peeling them and the skin is full of good fibre so leave it on!
  3. Place the honey & coconut oil in a small bowl & melt (i popped mine in a bain marie in the oven but a microwave will do the job just be careful not to burn/cook the mixture)
  4. Once melted crack in the 2 eggs and the vanilla  and mix well.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients & stir until just combined.
  6. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin (I used more coconut oil cause I’m fierce flaithulach with it don’t you know!!)  and scoop the mixture in.
  7. Bake at 170ºC for about 15 minutes, or until the tops begin to turn golden brown and feel slightly firm/springy to the touch… I left mine in a fraction too long but thankfully they still taste awesome.
  8. Serve with your favourite nut butter or a side of greek yoghurt.
  9. Enjoy…

I particularly liked mine before bed smeared with some almond butter and with a mug of my favourite pre bedtime turmeric milk.

Protein hit before bed