Saturday, April 20, 2013

Paleo Pumpkin, Walnut, Chocolate Chip Muffins or Loaf (Nuts, Coconut and Chocolate Optional)

2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 coconut oil, melted about 25 seconds
1/4 cup raw honey melted about 20 seconds
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 Tbsp cinnamon or more
1 tsp pumpkin spice or as much as you want (not necessary, but if you have it use it)
A few dashes nutmeg (not necessary, but if you have it use it)
2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Optional- a handful of unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. In large bowl ,ix pumpkin, add almond flour, and baking soda and stir to combine. Add coconut oil, honey and eggs and mix well. Mix in cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, nuts and chocolate chips. Evenly divide batter between cups and fill almost all the way full.. Bake for 27-32  minutes or until golden brown on top. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Check with a toothpick at 27 minutes before removing from the oven.  Cook a few more minutes if needed.

You can also make into a loaf, grease loaf pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper, bake at 350 for about 37-40 minutes, check at 37 minutes and bake 3-4 more minutes if needed.

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