This recipe really pushes baking principals to their limits. There are no eggs and no grain flours, which are the two principal ingredients that hold, form and make a muffin, right? Let me show you otherwise. My friend asked me “why complicate life?”, which is a good question. The truth is: I myself don’t feel great on grain flours in baked goods, even if they are gluten free; I feel rather lethargic after eating them. I’ve also been working more with the GAPS diet which is ideal for people with seriously compromised digestive tracts. GAPS, however, does not allow grains in the healing phase. Yet, a successful transition is one when a person has many substitution options and feels abundant and not deprived. And who doesn’t like a good muffin?
The other thing I’m doing here is going away from sweet muffins to savory muffins; we get enough sugar from so many foods (even the healthy ones like dried fruit), so this is a creative way to enjoy a muffin sans sugar. A delicious and wonderful recipe for healthy thyroid nutrition.
Warning: the muffin will be dense and moist. It will also be yummy. So be prepared for a different but delightful experience.
You can use eggs if you can tolerate them, GAPS also encourages them. I wanted to give you an option without the eggs as many of my clients (me included, the most difficult client of all!) are sensitive to eggs. Sans eggs, the muffins will be rather soft. They are best kept in the fridge as the coconut oil will set them firmer. If you are using eggs, the muffins will be firmer.