What is Paleo anyway?
If you look around the internet, you are going to find a whole host of definitions. But for simplicity sake, consider it basically this:
Meat + Veggie (Fruits in Moderation) + Fat + Herbs/Spices = Happy Paleo
I am not fond of the Paleo lifestyle, preferring more of a Primal outlook, this is a subject for another day, the whole Paleo vs Primal thing.
In any case, I was sent this recipe by a client asking me to give it a shot. For something that is non-grain, gluten-free, they were pretty darn tasty … if you can get over the texture. To me, they are very egg-y (is that a word?), but my sister really REALLY liked them.
They are a little high in carbs, so this isn’t an all the time thing. Alone, they don’t qualify for high fat, but with a pat of butter, they squeak by.
You be the judge.
They sure do photograph well!
Paleo Carrot Muffins
6 servings (1 muffin each serving)
15 minutes prep
45 minutes start to finish
2 tbsp of melted coconut oil
1/4 cup organic local honey
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
1 cup grated carrot
2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut to sprinkle on top
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together the eggs, coconut oil, honey, salt, baking soda, coconut flour and cinnamon until well blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Batter will be very liquidy. Pour into paper muffin holders that are placed in a muffin baker. Sprinkle some shredded coconut on top of each. Bake for 25 minutes.
62g Fat (46% calories from fat)
125g Carbohydrate; 30g Dietary Fiber
848mg Cholesterol; 1228mg Sodium; 740mg Potassium
10g Fat (46% calories from fat)
21g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber
141mg Cholesterol; 205mg Sodium; 123mg Potassium
Note: The texture is just a tad off, but the taste is there. Experiment with adding maybe some organic gluten free oat flour or almond flour to firm it up a bit and make it a tad more bread-like.