Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Vegan Version. Anti-Inflammatory Version.
As these first signs of Fall hit us, my soul wants to be spending more time in the kitchen baking and cooking savory meals. Somehow Fall puts me in this mood every year and these muffins are a perfect way to celebrate the transition of seasons. They combine the fresh blueberries of summer with sweet fall apples and a hint of squash and cinnamon to make them mouthwatering delicious! I developed this recipe last year after being inspired by a recipe one of my friend's sent me and it has become our favorite muffin recipe. I use quinoa and almond flours here as they are heartier and more nutritious flours than whole wheat or all purpose. These muffins are super light, moist, and full of flavor, plus the Anti-Inflammatory version has only 4.1 grams of sugar per muffin and only 15 net carbohydrates!
Butternut Squash, Apple, & Blueberry Muffins
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Makes 12 Muffins
½ cup 100% pure squash or pumpkin puree
1 ½ cups quinoa flour**
½ cup almond flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen and thawed
1 sweet apple (Gala, Pink Lady, Honey Crisp), peeled, cored, and grated or chopped into fine pieces
2 tablespoons chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts work well) (optional)
**If you don't have quinoa flour, you can use a blend of 3/4 cup brown rice flour and 1/2 cup sweet sorghum flour instead. This combination works very well.
I hope you are each enjoying the start of Fall as much as I am. Let me know what you think...
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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