Wednesday, January 11, 2012

paleo blueberry muffin/bar/breakfasty-type things…

so, back in november, I tried a recipe for some blueberry muffins. the experience didn’t really go as planned, as you can read about here. but I saved the recipe, because, although the weren’t really ‘muffins’, they were delicious, and made really good cereal! I just took the muffin cup, dumped it into a bowl, and poured a little coconut milk over it. delish! today, I finally got around to making this recipe again, thinking I’d love to have some more of this yummy blueberry cereal stuff again.

this time, I decided from the get go, that I was going to abandon any façade that they should be muffins, and oiled a 9x9 baking pan with the intention of dumping it all in and baking it there, and then spooning it into bowls for eating. I also decided that I was going to add a few things that might make it yummier – chopped pecans and shredded coconut.

well, I’m not sure what I did differently this time, but the batter looked a whole lot more like batter, as opposed to crumbs. but, I went ahead with my plan, and pressed it into the baking dish, baked it, and then sat there with my mouth watering as I smelled it while it cooled off some.

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I tried a piece, and it is SO yummy. I actually had to cut it into a bar and it was awesome. I tried a second piece, in a bowl, poured some coconut milk over it and crunched it up a little, but I liked it better the first way, just by itself.

so, I guess I ought to share!

  • 2 1/2 cups almond meal/flour (I used 2 and 1/2 cup coconut, because I was short on almond)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup (maybe more) chopped pecans

I just mixed it all up and spread/pressed it into the baking dish (which I greased with coconut oil). bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes. cool and cut!

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