Healthy eating enthusiast Kirsty Gillmore (@live.love.balance) fancied a little morning bake-off in the week, so made these paleo peanut butter + cacao muffins. All RSF, GF + DF. If you love some baking action and have 30min you can spare, then these muffins are your answer!
(Paleo, refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free)
Prep time: 20 mins // Baking time: 20 mins
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp melted Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Raw Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Coconut Flour
- 2 tbsp Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Raw Cacao Powder
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- ½ tsp Himalayan salt
- ½ cup of pecans, broken up
- 8 tsp peanut butter
- A handful of Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Raw Cacao Nibs
- Preheat oven to 230°C (450°F).
- Mix the wet ingredients in a large bowl. Once combined, whizz the mixture in a blender until it forms a silky lump-free batter.
- Pour back into the bowl and gradually fold in the dry ingredients.
- Distribute the batter in a muffin tray, filling 8 cups. Swirl in a blob of crunchy peanut butter onto the top of each batter cup and sprinkle on a few cacao nibs to decorate.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15-18 mins, or until the edges start to brown
- Enjoy your healthy treat!
Extra Tip from Kirsty:
“If two or more of the following symptoms sound familiar to you, it’s a good idea to cut out refined sugar as it could be the cause!
- Gas / bloating / sluggishness after meals
- Fuzzy head / foggy thinking
- Joint pain
- Irritability / anxiety
- Skin problems eg. Eczema, acne, itchy hives
I used to suffer with most of the above symptoms, not having a clue what was causing them, until I suspected it was sugar after lots of research + trial/error! So I started a food diary to see if the symptoms had any correlations with my diet, as well as sleeping + other lifestyle habits…
Sure enough, I discovered that whenever I consumed sugar (usually refined – and in the form of a cheesecake or super sweet hot chocolate ), I’d land myself a headache or migraine the following day. I call this a SUGAR HANGOVER as it’s just as bad as an alcoholic one! It became an obvious pattern. This is how I also discovered my problems with gluten …so I totally recommend giving a food diary a go + see what interesting findings arise!”
Our thanks to: Kirsty Gillmore, @live.love.balance