Wanna help with a muffin recipe?
Before going primal I made these chocolate pumpkin muffins that my DH just loves. I loved them because they were so darned simple! Just dry boxed cake mix and pumpkin. No added oils, eggs, milk or anything else.
I'd love to figure out a primal version of chocolate cake mix, preferably sugar free or with stevia so I can make these again. I just need the powder ingredients only, like they come out of the cake mix box. Any ideas for types of flours and proportions of flour, baking soda/powder, stevia, etc?
This could be one for the cookbooks!
I made these last night and they are delicious. Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe | Elana's Pantry Muffins are super easy so it would no problem to change ingredients around. I used coconut nectar instead of agave and butter instead of grapeseed oil. Adding cocoa powder and using stevia instead of a nectar would be easy enough. Just adjust the dry until it was the right consistency. The original recipe was actually a bit too wet so I added some chia seeds to absorb some of the moisture and they were perfect. Not too heavy and very yummy.
These are awesome from the recipe, but also a pretty versatile base for any flavor of muffin. I've used 100% baking chocolate for chocolate muffins. Also awesome with cinnamon..
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That's a good start, thanks for the link. Definitely have to add the cocoa powder. What blend of tapioca/potato/coconut/any other flours might be a good replacement for the almond flour? I wonder how many drops of my liquid stevia would work to sweeten a whole muffin batch?
I don't eat any starches except for the occasional sweet potato, so I don't know. I also can't tolerate coconut solids so I can't help you there either. I basically stick with almond and flax seed meal. As for the stevia, I would look around for a muffin recipe that uses stevia and try that, maybe tasting for sweetness and adding if you need to. I do a lot of "mixing" of recipes if something doesn't look right or I need to use different ingredients. If you were to google the ingredients you want to use + muffins you would probably find a good recipe to start from. I like almond flour because it's moister than most replacement flours I've tried. That, plus I can tolerate it. Do you not eat almonds or just don't have them on hand? If you do eat them then a mix with the others would probably work and it would be less carbs.