Sweet Potato & Walnut Brownie Bites

Trying to establish some self control and this is a start. Instead of baking the sweet potatoes in a pan, I figure if I bake it in cupcakes, I’d be less likely to eat them all. So far so good, I’ve only had one (but I’ll probably cave soon and eat the rest). 

I got the recipe from PaleOMG, as with most of my recipes. (Is there any recipes of hers that aren’t delicious and so tempting to try?!)

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Follow the instructions through. However, since it’s in a cupcake tin, bake at 350 for 15 minutes instead of 30 in the baking dish. 

I made a little oopsie – left out one tablespoon of coconut flour so it was moister than it should have been. And forgot the chocolate chips in the batter so I sprinkled them in on top. Still delicious. Plus the walnuts, with the extra crunch. Yum. Help. I’m about to cave and eat another as I’m remembering the brownie and writing this post. 

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Apple Muffins

Accidentally bought waaay too many apples at the grocery store this weekend. I got a little too overexcited, I guess. Also, terrifying moment of my life that occurred at the grocery store right afterwards – I placed my wallet in the baby seat of the shopping cart and consciously reminded myself to take it. I get to the parking lot, place my groceries in the trunk, leave the cart there and head home.  In my driveway, I realize my wallets left in the parking lot in the cart!! So I’m panicking, racing back, and thank god the cart was left untouched in the same spot with my wallet. Just thought I’d share a very terrifying moment of my life this weekend. Other than that, hope everyone else’s weekends were fantastic!

So back to the apples – I decided to make apple muffins to start depleting my apple overload.  I really love Juli’s recipes from PaleOMG. They’re so practical and most of the time she uses ingredients that one would have. Since her blueberry muffins turned out amazing, I decided to try out the apple muffins. I made them for breakfast but they certainly can be dessert as well.

Ingredients:
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon (the more the better)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt 
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt to large bowl, mix together.
  3. Then add your eggs, oil, honey, and diced apples.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Place silicone liners in muffin tins, then place batter evenly throughout. The mix gave me 9 muffins.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. 
  7. Let cool. Then eat them. 

Recipe courtesy of Juli from PaleOMG, which can be found here. 

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I’m really starting to get over this no grain idea with these delicious muffin recipes!

 

Happy 4th!

Starting off the day with an early workout and then going to make some No Bake Cookies, a recipe I found here. Hope these are a hit at the barbecue – if not, oh well, more for me. Let’s just hope I don’t eat half the batter while I’m making these either. If they’re just as delicious as Girl Scout Cookies (Samoas, which they look very much like), I might just devour them all and show up empty handed. 

So Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the day off and whatever else you may be doing!