I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to participate in Muffin Monday this month because you are only allowed to eat certain foods during each phase. Phase 3, however, allows a lot more options than the other two phases as it lets you eat grains, healthy fats, vegetables, fruit and protein at each meal. YAY!!! I was very happy to get to Phase 3 but I am okay with being back on Phase 1 today since I was able to indulge in these lovely muffins over the weekend.
I found this recipe at DAMY Health. I went through the list of ingredients and was thrilled to see each one was allowed during this phase. I actually adapted the recipe a bit by adding zucchini to the muffins because my plan required a vegetable to be included in the morning meal. This recipe made 9 full size muffins. It is gluten free and grain free. It is the first muffin I have made of this sort. I wasn't sure what to expect.
They were moist, with a nice crumb. That being said...This was my first time working with Stevia. It made the muffins cloyingly sweet with a bitter aftertaste. When I make these muffins again (off the eating plan) I will use honey or maple syrup for the sweetener. With that change in mind, I can reccomend these muffins for those who are trying to eat naturally and gluten free.
Phase 3 Muffins
adapted from DAMY Health
2 c. almond flour
2 eggs + 2 egg whites
1/2 t. baking soda
1 T. apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt
1 t. vanilla
2 T. olive oil
1 c. blueberries
1 c. shredded zucchini
Place all ingredients except blueberries and zucchini in the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until well blended, stir in the blueberries and zucchini. Divide between 9 muffin cups that have been lined with cupcake papers. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center removes cleanly. Print Recipe
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