I could NOT resist! Seriously, I have had this bottle of pumpkin pie spice for a month now and I couldn’t wait any longer to open it. I don’t know about you, but when I opened that bottle it smelled like I was being enveloped in fall goodness! Incredible!
At 1am this morning I decided I wanted to have some muffins for breakfast. Since I have a strict criteria of what I can and cannot have, I knew I had to be mindful and look for the following: they had to be low carb(✔️), keto friendly(✔️), soy free(✔️), gluten free(✔️), grain free(✔️), and if possible dairy free(✔️). I got crazy lucky when I came across Healthful Pursuit’s recipe. The carb count comes out to about 4g net carbs per muffin, which is perfect really! You can have this alongside a scrambled egg and bacon for a well balanced meal. I plan to enjoy mine with a poached egg and some homemade turkey sausage patties.
I did take a little liberty in tweaking the recipe to my liking, here’s what I did.
4 large eggs
1/2 c avocado oil
1/2 c lactose free milk
2 tsp homemade vanilla extract
2 c almond flour
2/3 c granulated Stevia sweetener
1 tblsp + 1 tsp baking powder
1 tblsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
a healthy pinch of kosher salt
1/2 c Hemp Hearts
Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin pan with muffin papers or use a silicone muffin pan. I used silicone muffin cups on a sheet pan.
In a medium bowl mix eggs, oil, milk, vanilla extract until emulsified.
Add dry ingredients, except hemp hearts, and mix till well combined. Fold in hemp hearts gently. Use a muffin scoop and portion out muffin batter. (Original recipe makes 12, I got 15 1/2) Bake for 15-18 minutes(mine were done after 16 minutes). Let cool and enjoy!
♦️Now, you could do as the original recipe and dip the tops of the muffins in coconut oil and then into your cinnamon “sugar” mixture for a snickerdoodle effect. Or you could make cinnamon ghee spread.
2 tblsp organic ghee
Granulated Stevia and Cinnamon to Taste(or you can use Pumpkin Pie Spice)
Mix these ingredients in a bowl and spread on a warm muffin.
🔷If you aren’t a fan of ghee, you can use organic butter instead. Whatever works best for you!
🔶If you would like more info about hemp hearts and their healthy benefits, click here.
Hope you enjoy and have a great Muffin Monday!