Ok, Soccergrok has gotta throw his into the hat. Been doing these for a couple years. Yes, they are baked too(but as Rivvin once said, "Fuck You, because I can!). Not directed at you CG:-) Just naysayers and such. I don't eat them that often, but consider them a treat...Enjoy
*Super Nut Muffins*
3 cups nuts (mix of macadamia, brazil, walnuts, almonds & pecan nuts, or whatever you prefer)
.5 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1 cup pitted dates (about 12-15)You can also use dried mango or pineapple
.5 cups dried cranberries
Juice from one Lemon
1-2 tbsp lemon zest
.5 cup coconut flakes (I like the bigger flakes; unsweetened)
1-2 tbsp ginger (chopped or grated; depending on how you like)
1/3 cup almond flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup molasses (optional: substitiute with almond butter)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
Dark Chocolate Chips(optional, but I love em)
Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease muffin pan (Coconut oil preferred).
Mix nuts & dates together in food processor. Chop together until the nuts
and dates are chopped up but not too finely chopped; enough to break up the
nuts and dates.
In a different bowl, pour nut and date mixture, then add all other
ingredients. Mix well and scoop into muffin trays (these will not rise).
Bake until the tops are golden brown (about 25 minutes) and let cool.
Eat and enjoy!! Makes about 10 nut muffins.
**These muffins are great snacks & breakfast alternatives for kids and
teachers alike. They are full of nuts (good, healthy fats) and
deliciousness to sustain energy for longer periods of time, so kids (and
teachers) don't have drastic energy drops (sugar crashes) throughout the
day. These treats are also gluten free, grain free, & dairy free. You can use more or less
molasses (to taste), without any, they should still be sweet because of the
dates.* If you reduce the amount of molasses add almond butter to help keep the muffins from crumbling.
Free your mind, and your Grok will follow!