What happens to Paleo muffins when you (I) think you're (I'm) too cool to buy muffin papers?
Learn. From. Me.
Driven by an unhealthy desire to eat cake every morning (I don't, but in a perfect world...), I was determined to make these babies work because I wanted an alternative to eggs. The second time around, I followed instructions to the letter and as you can see, these muffins are-- borrowing terminology from Thug Kitchen-- fucking beautiful.
Contain your jealousy... just kidding. Be jealous.
Since summer is a creepin'-- well, everywhere except Minnesota-- these paleo treats make a great snack or breakfast. I omitted the lemon... NOT because I forgot to buy it at the store or anything... which I think would've added another level of flavor that was lacking in the plain blueberry muffins. The biggest flavor difference from the refined sugar and bleached flour kind we're used to is that they're less sweet.
The consistency is spongy & super moist-- so much so they soaked the cheap papers I got from Target, and they should be stored in a sealed container in the fridge to get your money's worth since paleo muffins require a hella ton of eggs, fancy maple syrup, and pricey coconut flour.
But these Paleo Blueberry Muffins were totally worth it.
Paleo Blueberry Lemon Muffins
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup grade B maple syrup (do NOT use the cheap stuff)
1 lemon, juice and zest (for plain blueberry muffins, simply omit lemon)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whisk the eggs, butter or coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, lemon juice, and zest together in a large mixing bowl. Sift in the coconut flour, sea salt, and baking soda, and stir until well combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
In a muffin tin, scoop 1/4 cup of the batter into each lined muffin cup (natural parchment muffin papers work best for lining), and bake for 35-40 minutes. Unless your oven runs hot, then try 25-35. Test with a toothpick.