My son Christian recently was asked to bring in 20 cookies for his classmates to celebrate the last day of a certain subject. Of course, we would never serve what we know to be harmful ingredients such as grains, sugar and vegetable oil, so we created a Primed Fruit Muffin Top for a healthy snack that I am told by the 20 discerning 12 and 13 year old’s was delicious.
1 cup raw almonds that you grind into almond meal/flour
1 and 1/2 cups of coconut flour
1 cup raisins – chopped
1/2 cup dried apricots – chopped
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
7 ripe bananas
coconut oil to grease muffin tray
1. Grind your almonds into flour and your dessicated coconut into flour too. We make and store both of these items with the almond flour stored in the fridge and the coconut flour stored in the freezer.
2. Chop your apricots and raisins into smaller pieces.
3. Combine your almond flour, coconut flour, chopped apricots, chopped raisins, honey, coconut oil and cinnamon into a large bowl and mix together.
4. Mash your bananas and whisk your eggs and then combine the bananas with the eggs.
I love cooking and find it to be relaxing and a good for of exercising with the standing, whisking, bending and squatting that is all part of the recipe. It is even better when I get to listen to a great podcast on health and nutrition so I can not only prepare great food for my family but educate myself for the benefit of my Primed clients.
A particular favorite podcast features Dr. David Perlmutter (a respected researcher, Neurologist and author of Grain Brain) where he explains why and how grains not only cause leaky gut but brain permeability.
5. Add your fruit & flour mixture to your mashed banana and whisked egg mixture and stir together thoroughly.
6. Grease your muffin trays very liberally with coconut oil and add your entire mixture evenly into the cups. You might need to use a teaspoon to transfer from cup to cup if you need to make some more even.
7. Place the muffin trays into your pre-heated oven of 200 degrees celsius and allow to bake for approximately 20 minutes. Check every now and then as they will rise a little and ensure they do not over-cook and crack at the top.
8. Remove from oven once cooked through and allow to rest before removing from tray. You might need a knife to separate around the edges and a spoon to lift out of the tray itself.
9. Allow to cool before placing into the fridge. Primed Fruit Muffin Tops are best consumed cold and are ideal as a snack, for dessert or even for a school celebration where doughnuts should simply never be an option.
The Primed Fruit Muffin Top also makes a nice addition to the Primed lunch box you pack for your darlings so they can perform well at school.