How to Make Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

 

I told you guys we would get more varied today. From a one rep max to pumpkin Paleo muffins. This post comes from my beautiful wife, Emily, my nutrition and cooking contributor. Enjoy!

A Week of How-to:

Monday: How to Shop for and Buy Good Barbells, Bumper Plates, etc…
Tuesday: How to Program Strength Into CrossFit
Wednesday: How to Properly Work Up to a 1 Rep Max
Thursday: How to Make Paleo Pumpkin Muffins
Friday: How to Become a Member of “The Garage” 

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Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin muffins have a special place in my heart. I love enjoying these year-round and it’s even better that these can be considered almost-Paleo. Although many people who follow a Paleo lifestyle don’t eat any sugar, many others eat only naturally-occurring sources of sugar. These muffins contain honey, which in my opinion is a great source of naturally-occurring sugar, especially if you use local, raw honey. These muffins are also made with coconut flour, so they are completely grain-free! Yay Paleo!

These muffins make a great breakfast item, snack, or dessert, depending how strict you are with your sugar intake.

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Recipe

1/2 cup butter, melted (We used Earth Balance Soy Free Spread)

6 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup coconut flour

 Directions

Melt the butter in a small saucepan on stove or microwave and set aside.

 

Put muffin liners into 12 muffin cups. Preheat oven to 400°.

 

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Crack the eggs into the bowl of an electric mixer or into a large mixing bowl. Beat with your mixer or a wire whisk.

 

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Add in vanilla, honey, pumpkin, spices, salt, and baking soda. Mix until combined.

 

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Slowly add in the coconut flour and the butter. Mix until just combined.

 

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Divide batter evenly between muffin cups.

 

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Bake at 400° for 15 to 19 minutes, or until no longer wet. Make sure these are not underdone, as they have a better consistency when they are thoroughly baked.

 

Let cool and enjoy this Paleo treat!