Coconut-Apple-Almond Egg Muffins

I’m sure you’ve been hearing it out the wazoo, but y’all? FALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Fall is my most favorite season of the year. The cool but sunny weather. The beautiful leaves changing colors. The Husband + I’s anniversary in September which always warrants a trip to Asheville, NC. And the apples. Oh the apples!

The Husband and I spent this past weekend with his family in Southern Illinois. We went to a local orchard in the hopes to pick up some of the last peaches of the season, but no dice. The recent drought nipped the season short by a few weeks. We were, however, lucky enough to snag a giant back of local Jonagold apples. Sweet with a nice tart bite. Lovely red skin. One of my favorite apples.

[look at that chunky coconut-apple-almond topping!]

This recipe makes for a perfect filling breakfast – and the muffins are easy to wrap + store in the freezer for a quick warm-up in the toaster oven when you’re rushing out the door.

Paleo Coconut-Apple-Almond Egg Muffins Recipe

[adapted from Practical Paleo, by the author of the Balanced Bites blog]

Prep : 15 minutes          Bake :  25 minutes          Yield : 24 regular muffins

INGREDIENTS

5 Jonagold apples, diced [approx. 2 cups – dice to your own size preference]

3 TBSP warm water OR 1 1/2 TBSP butter or coconut oil

1/8 cup sliced almonds + 1 [heaping] TBSP for topping

1/8 cup coconut flakes + 1/4 cup for topping

2 TSP cinnamon

2 TSP ginger, ground

2 TSP cardamom

8 eggs

3 TBSP coconut milk

1 1/2 TSBP coconut flour

1/4 cup applesauce [all-natural, no-added sugar]

1/4 TSP baking soda

pinch of sea salt

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350.

In a medium skillet, saute apples, water or butter/coconut oil, and spices until the apples are soft. Allow the mixture to cool before combining with the egg mixture.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, coconut milk, coconut flour, sliced almonds, coconut flakes, baking soda and salt until well combined. Add the cooled apple mixture, reserving 1/2 cup for topping.

Spoon egg and apple mixture into lined AND greased muffin tins [grease even the paper liner, otherwise your pretty muffins will pull apart when peeling off the liner], about 1/4 cup each.

Bake for 10 minutes, then remove tins from oven to scoop about 1 TBSP of the reserved apple mixture for topping on each muffin. [doing so after baking for a while allows for the mixture to not sink straight to the middle of the muffin] Continue baking for 20 more minutes.

xo,

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PS – here’s a goofy picture of me at the orchard we visited in Southern Illinois!

9 comments
  1. Lauren said:

    These sound so good. I’m trying to eat better and that means no cream or butter, so this sounds like something I’m going to need to try!

    • It’s pretty darn tasty, Lauren! I surprisingly don’t miss using dairy so much lately, but I am craving carbs only in the form of pasta like a crazy woman!

  2. Kaitlin said:

    The picture of you makes me want to make the recipe even more-so than I already did! HA. Love it.

    • Haha..thanks! I’m glad people are ok with my general goofiness. Won’t be hard to keep up as it’s my usual m.o. :)

    • Yay! I hope you do! Would love to hear what tweaks you might make or how the recipe turns out for you!

  3. I love love love apples (+ pretty much all the flavors of fall) so these look so fantastic to me. love the addition of almonds + coconut – lovely combination! And that pic of you? adorable!

    • Haha..thanks for your sweet comment on the picture. I’m pretty proud of it. It’s my first semi-successful jumping photo!

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