Monday, January 10, 2011

Do you know the muffin man?

No? Well, let me introduce you...

This is Seth, also known (around the house only, of course) as "love muffin". I think as he gets older, and is sick of his mom calling him 'love muffin' all the time, I will switch it to 'muffin man'. It's a little more gruff, don't you think?

This kid loves muffins. He would eat them all day if I let him. This is the recipe I always go to. I keep a batch of these in my freezer at all times, in case of a muffin emergency.

*As a note, I found this recipe a couple years ago online. I jotted it down and don't have any idea where I got it from. I've tweaked it a little bit to make it my own. If anyone knows where this came from, please let me know so I can give credit.

Manly Love Muffins
Serve these for breakfast with some fresh fruit, or keep them in the freezer for snacks like we do.

2 cups blanched almond flour
3/4 cup almond meal (I get mine at Trader Joe's)
4 Tbsp arrowroot powder
heaping 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup raw, local honey
2 ripe bananas, peeled.
1/2 cup almond butter
4 pastured eggs
1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts

With your mixer, mash the bananas. Add the almond butter, honey, and eggs. Mix thoroughly. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Fill muffin cups (lined or sprayed) and bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes. Watch them closely, as the bottoms will brown quickly.

For me, these make 12 large muffins, and an additional 12 mini muffins. I freeze the large muffins right away and keep the mini's out for snacks.

It's hard to even get a picture of these with the muffin man around.


  1. What could I substitute for the bananas? Dane is allergic. The muffin look so yummy and so does Seth!

  2. I would be a muffin man too if I had these around! YUM!

  3. Brynn, I would try some pumpkin or sweet potato puree. :)