Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Another Storm on the Horizon

We woke to another cold day with temps in the single digits -- and a storm due to arrive in a few hours. It's possible that my muscle conditioning workout with Christine will be cancelled later today, so I got in a 3 mile run on the treadmill as a pre-emptive strike. As a reward, I popped two paleo chocolate-walnut muffins into the microwave to go with my morning coffee. Yum. I earned them this morning! Will's swim team practice has me up at 5 a.m. every morning, so by 8:30, it already feels like the morning is half over. I'm ready to tackle the storm.

PALEO CHOCOLATE-WALNUT MUFFINS
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Add wet ingredients (except water) to mixer, including the mashed banana, and blend. In separate bowl, add all dry ingredients. (I actually sift through a mesh strainer. I do that for all my muffins and it gives them an even, tender crumb.) Add dry ingredients to mixer and blend until well combined. Add walnuts and stir in water. Divide evenly into 12 muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

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