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Almond and Coconut Flour Muffins

ST PATRICK DAY PARADE 2020

St Patrick’s day 2020, we are all (almost) locked down in Ireland due to the Coronavirus. Never did we see this coming.

St Patrick’s day with no parade! This must be a shocking situation, right? My Irish husband is currently working from the attic, he isn’t quite bothered with no parade situation.

Myself, I don’t know if I am more bothered about Corona today or no St Patrick day parade. Don’t get me wrong I understand the intensity of the situation yet today confirms how intense this whole shit actually is.

CORONAVIRUS IRELAND

My daughter who went to study in France came back yesterday morning around 11 am, (came back 2 months earlier than planned).  It’s half two pm today and I saw her for only about 10 minutes from yesterday.  So you get the idea her coming home doesn’t make this situation real for me. I already forgot that she is back!

I have another 3 kids who seem are having an Alzheimer attack, they can’t remember how many times they put the tv on or eat in a day.

Me, being the mother, I need to continuously be kind and feed them with good nourishing food and entertain them until daddy comes home. Hang on! daddy is home but he is ‘working’ from home far in the attic. Every now and then I see him coming down for a cup of tea and something to eat.

I just have a bit of a cold the last few days, typical he said!

I think my mind is making me create these symptoms so someone will show some kind of sympathy and isolate me in a room. Do you know what I mean? I don’t see that happening yet!

I do think sympathy is a word I will hear for a few more weeks. Mothers just got to cook and clean no matter what so get your shit together women!.

2 of these are perfectly filling for breakfast or a post-workout snack.

PHYTIC ACID: SOAK YOUR NUTS

I would really recommend to soak your nuts overnight and wash off the dirt properly. Nuts and seed are usually kept for long and that could cause mould to form and therefore cause some digestive disturbances.

Also nuts contain a moderate level of phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. This is also the case in grains and seeds. Phytic acid is biologically necessary for the plant, as it helps safeguard the nut or seed until proper growing conditions are present and germination can occur.

These enzyme inhibitors prevent the seed from sprouting prematurely but can cause potential problems in humans by binding to nutrients in the body and contributing to nutrient deficiencies and digestive system irritation.

Seeds and nuts store phosphorus as phytic acid and it becomes a phytate when it binds to a mineral. In the body, this process can stop nutrients from being absorbed in the digestive system and reduce the digestibility of these foods.

In other words, just because nuts and seeds are considered good sources of protein and nutrients, doesn’t mean your body can absorb these nutrients. All plants contain phytic acid in some levels, but grains, legumes, nuts and seeds typically contain the highest levels.

It is also important to note that phytic acid may not be entirely bad, but the dose makes the poison. Modern diets high in processed grains and low in nutrient-dense fats and minerals may increase the likelihood of nutrient absorption problems and make it even more important to reduce phytic acid levels in food. So in simple words, just soak them for about 24 hours.

These almond and coconut muffins are Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Sugar-Free and gluten-free

If you are looking to do some more baking in the next few days, why not try my

OATY BANANA BREAD

Or this ALMOND BANANA LOAF

Almond and Coconut Flour Muffins

Almond and Coconut Flour Muffins

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 2 cups of whole almond- soaked overnight
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/2 a cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 a cup of plant milk
  • 1/2 a cup of frozen or fresh blueberries.
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Pinch of bicarbonate soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at a 180 degrees C
  2. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases.
  3. Soak the almonds overnight and wash them thoroughly.
  4. Use a high-speed food processor to blend to almonds into a flour' ish consistency. It will be a little coarse and pasty as the almonds were soaked overnight. You can use dry almonds but see post for Phytic acid and mould on nuts.
  5.  Add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the blueberries.
  6. Mixed the blueberries (you can blend them in if you prefer)
  7. Divide the batter into the 12 muffin cases.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
  9. Test with the back of a knife to see if it's cooked.
  10. Very important to let it cool down for 5-10 minutes.
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Almond and Coconut Flour Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of whole almond- soaked overnight
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/2 a cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 a cup of plant milk
  • 1/2 a cup of frozen or fresh blueberries.
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Pinch of bicarbonate soda

Method

  1. Preheat the oven at a 180 degrees C
  2. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases.
  3. Soak the almonds overnight and wash them thoroughly.
  4. Use a high-speed food processor to blend to almonds into a flour’ ish consistency. It will be a little coarse and pasty as the almonds were soaked overnight. You can use dry almonds but see post for Phytic acid and mould on nuts.
  5.  Add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the blueberries.
  6. Mixed the blueberries (you can blend them in if you prefer)
  7. Divide the batter into the 12 muffin cases.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
  9. Test with the back of a knife to see if it’s cooked.
  10. Very important to let it cool down for 5-10 minutes.

 

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