I found this recipe on the Delicious Meets Healthy website. I had some frozen berries that I wanted to use for baking, so I Google searched for paleo almond meal berry muffins. This recipe had the kinds of ingredients I prefer to use, and happened to have on hand.
I did change a few things:
- I used closer to a tablespoon of vanilla, because more vanilla means better everything, always.
- I used tapioca instead of coconut flour, because I personally dislike coconut flour very much.
- I only had one lemon on hand, and no zester. So I juiced one lemon and added 2 drops of Doterra lemon oil.
- I added about 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, because sea salt is the shit.
- I stovetop toasted a mix of rolled oats, chopped pecans, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, sea salt, and a tad of cinnamon for a homemade granola topping. I added this pre toasted (but not quite finished) granola about ten minutes into the muffin baking. This was a really wise addition. (toot toot toot toot toot)
- I used my emersion blender to mix the wet stuff. That's why my muffins are such a stunning vision in purple.
Here's the original recipe again: Blueberry Lemon Muffins - Delicious Meets Healthy
Do I recommend my changes?
Hmmmm, yes and no. To be perfectly candid, I baked my muffins five extra minutes (to make up for the 2 min I had them out to add granola topping), but my muffins are a tad bit too moist inside. Maybe I should have used more almond flour to make up for not using coconut flour. I'm not sure what exactly went wrong. I'm okay with my mistake though because they still taste amazing! I'll try to remedy the excess moisture on my next attempt, and let you know how it goes.
I'm being fully honest here because I believe being willing to make mistakes in the kitchen is how you end up with recipes you'll really love. It's okay to mess up... just try to make small desirable adjustments to recipes that seem to "have it together." Have fun! Learn and grow by getting a little nuts in the kitchen! See what I did with that pun? ;)
Thanks for reading, make tasty choices. :)
Did you try this recipe? Add anything? Change anything? Tell me about it. :)
*Special note: Hey! So I've been hesitating big time on posting more recipes. To be a blogger, the experts say not to link to other blogs because you want the reader to stay on your site. That doesn't sit well with me because without inspiration from other blogs, I wouldn't have recipes to offer you.
I almost always change recipes in some way, therefore making it my own creation. I don't believe that makes me an expert in the kitchen. That said, I'll be posting more recipes with links to food blogs - because I want to share the foods I love without feeling the pressure to recreate and perfect every recipe before sharing. I want you to have the information you need to make tasty and healthy food choices. :)