My favorite ways of relieving stress:
– going outside and doing anything: a walk, playing with the dogs, fishing on the lake, pulling weeds (HAH yea right!)
– reading a good book
This week I was itching to make something easy and simple, sweetened naturally, and make use of the almond flour I have… which is my new favorite “flour” to bake with. The natural oils in the almonds get released when baked, and the inside of muffins are anything but dry! And these recipes couldn’t be any easier by using very few ingredients, easy cleanup, and a delicious result .
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
makes ~10-12 muffins
2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
3 room temperature eggs
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of two lemons
1/4 cup poppyseeds
walnuts to top [optional]
5-10 drops liquid lemon stevia [optional]*
Prepare a muffin tin by lining and spraying with oil.
Mix dry (almond flour, salt, baking soda).
Mix wet in separate bowl (eggs, oil, honey, zest, seeds, extract, and stevia if using)
Add wet to dry. (Or in a food processor, add wet to dry- less cleanup). Top with walnuts.
Bake 350F for 15-20 min, depending on your oven. Mine were done around 18.
*make sure to use blanched almond flour here, not almond meal. you can buy blanched almonds and grind them into a flour yourself in the food processor: quick, easy, and cheaper!
*these are slightly sweet from the honey, but you can add lemon stevia or regular stevia if you prefer them sweeter.