Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recipe Time: Blackberry Coconut Crumble Muffins

Hi everybody! I'm Megan, and I'm the blogger behind Freckled Italian.

My blog is a place where I share what it's like to be a running, cooking, photo-taking graduate student with dreams of a literary life. I'm here today to share a new muffin recipe with you! I recently cut grains, dairy, and sugar out of my diet, so I'm sure you can imagine how difficult that makes something like baking. But it's not impossible!


Freckled Italian's Paleo Blackberry Coconut Crumble Muffins

Ingredients:
3 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Blue Diamond coconut almond milk
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
About half of a 6 ounce package fresh blackberries
1. Mix the (melted) coconut oil, eggs, honey, and salt together.
2. Add coconut flour, baking powder, and mix. Stir in coconut almond milk.
3. Fold blackberries into the batter. I cut some in half but soon decided that I liked the idea of whole ones better.
4. Add the shredded coconut and stir a final time.
5. Spoon the batter into greased muffin tins. I used mini ones because I left my regular sized ones at a friend's house!
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. 
Just keep an eye on them. They'll be done when they're golden brown and firm to the touch.

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Thank you so much, Megan, for this recipe!  Blackberries are an absolute favorite in this house!

If you get a chance, stop by Megan's blog and give her a little hello.  She is sweet, adorable, AND she has a really fun pen pal project going on right now!  I'm so happy to have her as a sponsor this month!

31 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I was drooling over these from just the first photo of blackberries and honey!Rx

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  2. What an awesome recipe!!!!! I totally want to try this. I have blackberries in my fridge right now =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  3. wow!!
    No grains, dairy and sugar??
    These look delicious!
    Wonderful.

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    1. "No grains, dairy and sugar??"

      There's sugar in honey and blackberries, so not quite.

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    2. No added sugar! Honey is kind of a cheat but fruit is just fine!

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  4. I may have missed it, but I think the ingredients are missing the coconut flour.

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  5. i am also a primal eater. love this recipe! can't wait to try it. I'm sure other fresh fruit berries would be great in this! Thanks megan!

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  6. Blackberries, yes! Summer is finally near. These look absolutely delicious. xo

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  7. You are just adorable and those look delicious.


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  8. Ohgod, this must be delicious. I love that it has no sugar, makes me feel really healthy haha! I'm definitely going to try this recipe!

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  9. These look absolutely divine. I'm definitely giving these a go.

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  10. These look amazing! Wish I had one now :)

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  11. @Erin V.-- thank you for spotting that and letting me know! All fixed up now! <3

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  12. Oh my, these look so delicious. I think I need to go pick some blackberries as soon as I can!

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  13. oh so yummy! I've recently turned to a paleo diet & am loving all the possibilities :)

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  14. These look so good! My husband and I practice clean eating, which can also make baking tricky. These are going to be a must-try!

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  15. Um, eggs are dairy. Wayyy dairy. Lol.

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  16. @Lisa--Paleo refers to "dairy" as just milk products like yogurt and most cheeses. We eat a lot of eggs.

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  17. Oooooh, yummy. I need these in my life. Haha. I miss having an oven. No-one in this country has a working one. I miss baking. :P

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  18. YUM!! I can't wait to try this!!

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  19. Ouuuh yum!!!

    Val
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  20. Awesome! I'm following her blog now!

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  21. These look so good! I have to be gluten free so these are perfect! I may think of different combinations to make too. Thank you so very much!

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  22. YAY Megan! Seeing you on Katie's blog makes me smile. :)

    P.S. holy moly, Katie - your new blog design look AMAZING. Love, love, love!

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  23. @Lisa, actually they are not considered dairy: http://dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/dairyfreebasics/f/eggsdairy.htm

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  24. From one freckled Italian to another: The muffins were amazing! Thanks for sharing.
    - Victoria Pasquale

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  25. If your cutting out dairy, sugar and grains - why not cut out eggs? There are some great vegan (no dairy - like actually no dairy) recipes about http://www.lookbookcookbook.com/p/recipes.html

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  26. They look fabulous! YUM!

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    xxx

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  27. @Anonymous (#2) I eat eggs because they are included in the Paleo diet and don't make me sick like milk does.

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  28. oh right I see.. excuse my ignorance as I had never heard of the 'caveman' diet and assumed it was a variation on vege/vegan but it includes meat. interesting. (they do look lovely tho)

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  29. wow these look awesome, can't wait to try them

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