Paleo Blueberry Macadamia Nut Muffins

22 Sep

This is otherwise known as paleo blueberry muffin version 3.0.  After struggling to create a paleo blueberry muffin recipe that isn’t gritty from almond meal or flavored like coconut from coconut flour, I’m finally happy!  This has an amazing texture and flavor and, like a muffin should be, it isn’t too sweet.

Paleo blueberry macadamia nut muffin

Paleo blueberry macadamia nut muffin

Ingredients:

1 cup raw macadamia nuts

4oz. unsweetened applesauce

4 pitted dates, soaked

1/3 cup virgin coconut oil

4 large eggs

2 tbl. organic blue agave or coconut nectar

1 tbl. vanilla extract

3/4 tsp. kosher salt

1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup dried blueberries (Trader Joe’s & Steve’s Original both offer dried blueberries with no sugar added)

Method:

Soak dates in enough warm water to completely submerge them for 2 hours.  Preheat oven to 375°F.  Drain dates and combine all ingredients except blueberries in your food processor and process until smooth.  Fold in blueberries and dispense into muffin tins lined with cupcake paper.  I used a Silpat silicone baking mold and tray so this made 10 muffins.  If using a typical muffin pan use parchment cupcake wrappers if you can find them, regular if you can’t, and you should get 10-12 muffins.  Bake muffins at 375°F for 25-30 minutes.

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