paleo blueberry muffins

Wow, these are AWESOME! I actually made my paleo blueberry muffins in a mini muffin tray so they’re nice little bite sized pieces. I have found that my family is much more likely to eat healthy when I hand them finger foods that require virtually zero preparation or thought to eat, haha. So that’s exactly what I did by making my muffins mini ones.

One of the reasons I have started really trying to get into different paleo breads, like these paleo blueberry muffins, is that we love bread. Not just me, but my husband and my children too. We all love bread. Breakfast is a poptart for our kids, unless we hand them something like these muffins (or our paleo banana bread) to eat instead. We are trying to instill healthy habits on our children. While we do allow our children to eat things we do not (some sugary things, candy, the poptarts of course), we do push healthy foods on them as much as possible and we try to limit their unhealthy food intake overall.

Paleo blueberry muffins recipe makes how many?

I made 24 mini muffins. If you use a regular sized muffin tray, you will get 12 muffins.

What kind of blueberries were used?

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any good looking fresh blueberries today. So I used frozen ones that I already had in the freezer. I purchase large bags of organic frozen blueberries to make sure I never run out:)

Paleo Blueberry Muffins
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Delicious light and fluffy blueberry muffins, no additional sugar added!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  2. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  6. 6 eggs
  7. 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) clarified butter/ghee, melted
  8. 1/3 cup coconut cream (or 1/3 cup honey if you'd like a sweeter muffin)
  9. 2 teaspoons PURE vanilla extract (not artificial)
  10. 1 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix coconut flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, coconut cream, and pure vanilla extract.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until fully mixed.
  5. Fold blueberries into batter.
  6. Spoon batter evenly into greased muffin tray (do not grease if using muffin baking wrappers).
  7. Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes.
Notes
  1. Pure vanilla extract is Paleo, especially when baked, as the alcohol will bake off. However, artificial vanilla extract is NOT Paleo.
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paleo banana bread

Why does my house smell so amazing right now?! Because I just finished baking a loaf of Paleo banana bread! The smell is just incredible and brings everyone in the house straight to the kitchen.

minion-bananaMy whole family loves bananas, but I am not fan of all the sugar required for most banana bread recipes. That’s why this recipe has no added sugar, just some coconut cream. The addition of extra sugar to our diets contributes to a variety of issues, and I wholeheartedly believe it’s simply not necessary. Bananas and coconut cream are sweet enough on their own, so no extra sugar is needed.

This bread is absolutely fantastic as part of a healthy breakfast. Add some fruit and a cup of coffee, and I’m loving it!

Paleo Banana Bread
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A delicious, no sugar added, Paleo banana bread the whole family will love!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups almond flour
  2. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  3. 1 teaspoon allspice (optional)
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 2 mashed bananas
  7. 1/2 cup water
  8. 1/4 cup coconut cream
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix together almond flour, ground cinnamon, allspice (if using), and baking soda.
  3. In separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients and whisk until fully mixed together.
  4. Combine all ingredients and mix until a batter is formed.
  5. Pour batter into greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake for about 45 minutes. The bread should be crisp and brown on top and around the edges.
  7. ENJOY!
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Paleo banana bread is awesome!

Once the bread is cool and you’ve sliced it and are enjoying it, a little extra cinnamon can be sprinkled on top for added flavor. You can also spread a little clarified butter on it, which is delicious! This is a great recipe and it’s pretty easy to make. ENJOY!

paleo flatbread

This recipe for Paleo flatbread is super easy to make and tastes delicious!!!

When making flatbread, it is important to keep an eye on it in the pan, and remember that it does take time. This isn’t instant, and turning up the burner heat is not going to help move things along. Be patient, let it cook, and when it puffs up, flip it!

paleo-flatbread-poofedAh! My flatbread never got puffy! Now what?

No worries!!! This happens all the time. In a perfect world, each piece of flatbread would puff up when it’s time to flip it over, and every piece would always be absolute perfection. However, cooking is rarely perfect. Simply wait until the flatbread looks like it’s cooked through the center (not mushy anymore), then flip. You can always flip back if you need to 🙂 I have also had flatbread not puff up until it’s almost done. Sometimes there are also tiny holes in the bread, maybe from the batter not quite filling up that part of the pan, or from the batter sticking and tearing somehow. But these small holes and tears will cause your flatbread to stay flat while cooking, never puffing up.

paleo-flatbread-chicken-sandwichDoes this particular flatbread make good sandwiches?

Absolutely! We had some fantastic shredded chicken and lettuce flatbread sandwiches with our batch today. It was absolutely delicious! I also plan to use my Foreman Grill to make paninis with the leftover flatbread tomorrow for lunch.

This flatbread is also great ripped into bite sized pieces and dipped in a variety of sauces. A good guacamole or cream sauce is awesome with this bread!

Paleo Flatbread
An easy Paleo flatbread that is great for sandwiches, paninis, or just ripping apart and eating!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can organic coconut milk, unsweetened (13.66oz)
  2. 1 cup almond flour
  3. 1 cup tapioca flour
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Heat a pan over medium-high heat. You may need to use a little clarified butter (or ghee or olive oil) here if you aren't using a non-stick pan.
  3. Once the pan is heated, scoop batter into the center of the pan. You can make these thick, like pancakes, or thin, like crepes.
  4. Cooking time will vary based upon thickness of the batter. Once the batter puffs up or the batter in the center is no longer mushy (like watching a pancake cook), flip and cook the other side.
  5. Enjoy!
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paleo sandwich bread

My family absolutely loves bread. And having a super easy Paleo sandwich bread recipe at our finger is extremely helpful. I don’t have a bread machine (even if I did, not sure where I would put it!), and I really needed a sandwich bread recipe that required minimal prep time. Well, now we have one!

What’s so great about this Paleo sandwich bread?

It’s just really good… this is hubby approved bread!! Prep time for this bread is fairly minimal, and it slices perfectly when it’s done. I’ve made lots of breads in the past, and this one doesn’t fall apart when sliced thinly for sandwiches, which I find extremely important.

Quick steps for making this Paleo bread.

paleo-bread-dry-wet-ingredientsMix all dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another.

paleo-bread-batterGently fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing well. Don’t try to mix too quickly, go slowly. You want to end up with a nice consistent batter.

paleo-bread-before-bakingGrease a loaf pan and fill with the batter.

paleo-sanwich-breadBake for 35 to 45 minutes, let cool, slice, and enjoy!

Paleo Sandwich Bread
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A wonderful Paleo sandwich bread that doesn't fall apart when sliced!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups almond flour
  2. ½ cup tapioca flour
  3. ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. 4 eggs
  7. ½ cup coconut cream
  8. 6 tablespoons butter (clarified butter, ghee, or coconut oil)
  9. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix almond flour, tapioca flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Melt butter and whisk with eggs, coconut cream, and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Fold wet ingredient mixture into dry ingredients and slowly mix.
  5. Grease a loaf pan and pour batter into pan.
  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
  7. Let cool, slice, and enjoy!
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