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Blueberry Almond Meal Muffins

By Thursday, January 16, 2014 , , , ,

I've never been much of a muffin or cupcake fan, I just find them to be a bit dry and boring. However, these muffins are moist and dense, thanks to the addition of almond meal and they are packed full of flavour too. They make a great snack due to the high protein content, plus they're packed full of juicy blueberries and healthy fats.  These are perfect for kids snacks after school, for snacks to take with you to class or just for some weekend baking!


Makes 6 muffins

You will need:

1 cup almond meal
1 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar
2 flax eggs (2 tbsps flaxseed mixed with 6 tbsps water)
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/3 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup frozen blueberries

Preheat your oven to 180C and form your flax eggs by mixing 2 tbsps flaxseed with 6 tbsps water and leaving to gel in the fridge. Meanwhile, mix the almond meal, brown rice flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. Add  the almond milk, vanilla extract and mashed banana, and mix well, then mix in the flax eggs until well combined. Fold the frozen blueberries into the mixture gently, then spoon into the muffin cases/tray and bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Once cool, remove from the tray and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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7 comments

  1. I don't have any blueberries so I might add bananas in these muffins instead and see how they turn out.

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    GreyWalls

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  2. Sorry for so many questions haha but can I substitute the almond meal with more flour(and maybe some nut butter to make it moist)? And do you use whole flaxseed for the flax eggs? xx

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    1. That would completely change the whole recipe! They're almond meal muffins, they need to be made with ground almonds, otherwise they won't be the same thing and the recipe would need to be way different! I use ground flaxseed :)

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  3. Could I substitute the coconut sugar with dates? And if so, how many? Thanks!

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    1. I suppose you could, perhaps blend up 5 of them with a little water?

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  4. Can i substitute real eggs for [2 flax eggs (2 tbsps flaxseed mixed with 6 tbsps water)] ?

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  5. I just made these today!!! My kitchen smells sooooo lovely and they tasted amazing, my mom loved them too. My only problem is that they completely fell together in the middle when I took them out of the oven :o They might have been a little undercooked (even though I baked them for over 20 mins) or it might have been my flax egg that wasn't firm enough... I'll try to make them again one day though! A great sunday dessert :)

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