Carrot Pecan Muffins

I’ve baked for over 40 years but I think one of the fascinating things I am learning as I build my skill in the kitchen is how incredible things can taste with healthier ingredients.    These yummy muffins are made with almond flour and natural sweeteners (or I used Fruit Sweet).

Carrot-Pecan Muffins

 

Carrot Pecan Muffins
Yields 11
A delicious gluten free muffin that has a sneaky way of including vegetables.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  2. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/4 tsp sea salt
  4. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 4 large organic eggs
  6. 1 medium ripe banana (1/4 cup)
  7. 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  8. 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
  9. 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  10. 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
  11. Extras for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  4. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed banana, coconut oil and sweetener.
  5. Stir in the shredded carrots and chopped pecans.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together.
  7. Scoop the batter by large spoonfuls into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Makes 11-12 muffins
Notes
  1. These freeze very well.
Adapted from The Elimination Diet Cookbook
Adapted from The Elimination Diet Cookbook
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Carrot Pecan Muffins - batter

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Carrot Pecan Muffins - ready for oven

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Garlic Scallops

Garlic Scallops 

This recipe is so fast to prepare and delicious.  It a combined effort between myself and new friend, Kristi.  Kristi shared her recipe on my 21-Day Fix Challenge Group and of course I tweaked a bit.  So thanks, Kristi, for giving me something new to play with.  Remember recipes are just guides – you can adjust to your likes.

Garlic Scallops
Easy seafood yumminess
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Ingredients
  1. 1lb of scallops
  2. 3 fresh garlic cloves, pressed
  3. 2-3 Tbsp of grated fresh ginger
  4. Salt and Pepper
  5. Coconut Oil
  6. Carrots
  7. Broccoli
  8. Mushrooms
  9. Green Onions
  10. Tamari Sauce
  11. Fresh Cilantro
  12. Tapitio Sauce, if desired
Instructions
  1. Heat skillet with 2 tsps of coconut oil over medium heat.
  2. Add scallops and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Flip over and add ยฝ of the garlic, ginger, salt and pepper
  4. You want the scallops to be translucent but have slight browning. Do not overcook - they get rubbery.
  5. Remove scallops and place in bowl, cover with foil.
  6. Deglaze the pan with a little water. This will remove all the flavor that is adhered to the pan plus make the pan much easier to clean. Let the water almost evaporate. Add in another 2 tsp of coconut oil.
  7. Add in the broccoli and carrots and cook until they brighten in color. Now add the mushrooms. Add a little water if necessary. Vegetables should still have a little crunch to them but be tender.
  8. Splash with a little tamari sauce. Mix into vegetables.
  9. Add the scallops back in and heat.
  10. To serve โ€“ plate and add some sliced green onions and chopped cilantro on top. You can also add in a little tapatio sauce.
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