The Paleo Challenge continues

I’ve had a “thing” for muffins for as long as I can remember and a weekend just isn’t a true weekend unless I’ve visited a cafe and had a good muffin and a long black coffee.

Then I decided to take on the Dry July Paleo Challenge and the muffins went by the wayside. I figured that I could always return to my muffin tradition after the challenge had finished because I planned on having an “off day” so I could have some popcorn at the cinema, kiwiyo for dessert or my beloved coffee and muffin “break”.

And that’s exactly what I did last weekend …

James went to the cafe early one morning and picked up some muffins straight out of the oven – omg – heaven on a plate!

In my spare time I’ve been searching the www for paleo muffin recipes and there are many, hundreds in fact, but most of them have too many “weird” ingredients and fiddly steps during prep.

I needed a recipe that

  1. Contained ingredients I already had or could easily source from my local supermarket
  2. Allowed you to throw all the ingredients into a bowl, mix and then cook

I’ve been searching ever since I took on the Paleo challenge and everything I had come across had “ghee or coconut oil” in the ingredient list (not readily available in my local shop) wanted me to grind up stuff (time consuming) and one recipe decided that I had all day and should first make my own nut butter (wtf?!?!)

Anyway today God was smiling down on me because I came across a recipe on Fit Foodie Finds that contained “normal every day items” AND let you throw everything into a bowl and mix!

Fit Foodie’s Muffins

Fit Foodie had made an amended version of the recipe she had come across on Chocolate & Carrots I in turn have slightly amended Fit Foodies version by swapping ou the almond milk (because it’s expensive) and cutting back on the almond meal but adding in lsa to make up the difference.

Paleo Banana & Cocoa Chip Muffins


  • 2 cup almond meal
  • 3/4 cup L.S.A with super berries
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup cocoa nibs
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 t vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 200c
  2. In a large bowl, start off by mashing your banana. Then, add in the rest of ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Scoop muffin mixture into muffin tin, filling each cup all the way to the top.  (I got 9 muffins)
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the top begins to turn golden brown.

OMG .. amazeballs!

I plan to keep using the base recipe and just change the fruit depending on what I have on hand.  From looking at what I have in the cupboards and freezer I could make apple & walnut, blueberry, pineapple or even lemon and poppy seed.

Paleo – doesn’t have to be as complicated as some people make it out to be. 😉

Till next time

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1 Response

  1. Tracy H says:

    Delicious hell yeah, but watch the almond meal / flour – a calorie mountain!! But in moderation, Yummo!

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