Perfectly sweet with just a bit of spice, these muffins are the ultimate seasonal indulgence!
Yields 6 muffins
½ cup cassava flour
½ cup Laird Superfood Original/Turmeric Creamer
½ cup Laird Superfood Coconut Sugar
½ cup pumpkin purée
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs, at room temperature
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients except the eggs. Whisk until combined.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with an electronic whisk for 30 seconds or by hand for about 1 minute.
- Add the eggs to the large bowl and whisk until a smooth batter forms.
- Line a muffin tray with 6 muffin liners for easy removal. Pour the muffin mixture evenly into the muffin liners.
- Bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Note: if you double this recipe, then increase the baking time to 30 minutes.
Rather than waiting until the new year to do damage control, learn how to savor this season without packing on the pounds, getting sick or compromising your health.
1. Choose Whole Foods
While it may be a cheat meal, the quality of the food is still important. You deserve the best quality ingredients for your indulgence. Choose natural, one-ingredient foods over man-made, processed products. Homemade treats are an excellent way to know exactly what you’re eating and they’re made with love.
2. Favor Gluten-Free Flour
Try Otto’s Cassava Flour. Cassava flour is made from peeled yuca, a starchy root vegetable. This flour is an excellent grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free flour that works well as a direct substitute for wheat flour in recipes. Unlike most gluten-free flours, cassava flour results in exceptional texture and mild taste. Tigernut flour, chestnut flour, almond flour and coconut flour are also good gluten-free options. Coconut flour can cause problems in people with SIBO, IBS and other digestive issues. Check out 5 Flours You Can Use To Replace Wheat That WON’T Cause Blood Sugar Spikes Or Cancer.
3. Sweeten Smarter
Whether buying a product or making homemade treats, it’s important to choose better sweeteners to reduce your sugar intake, lower the glycemic load of your sweets and even add nutrients. Smart sweeteners include cinnamon, stevia, fresh/dried fruit, honey, maple syrup and coconut sugar.
4. Choose Cookware Carefully
Choose cookware and kitchen items carefully. Ditch the toxic nonstick cookware and other kitchen items (plastics, aluminum, etc.) that can leach harmful chemicals and toxins into your food. Top choices for cookware and bakeware include ceramic, stainless steel, glass, silicone. Shop for healthier bakeware and kitchen items on the MightyNest. Line all bakeware with If You Care unbleached parchment paper for extra protection from cookware and easy removal of baked goods.
5. Add Antioxidants
Increase your nutrient intake by adding antioxidant-rich foods, such as cacao, berries, cherries, pecans, and pumpkin. One easy way to increase antioxidants is with Laird Superfood creamers. These Superfood creamers are rich in antioxidants, fat-burning natural fats, easy-to-absorb minerals and low glycemic coconut sugar. They’re also organic, GMO-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free.