Banana and Apple Paleo Muffins
On the Whole30, I have been desperate for something that felt like a treat, yet was made of whole foods, with no sweeteners or anything “illegal,” and a muffin seemed like a great idea. These have only a handful of nuts, which are optional anyway, and are filling enough that you actually do want to stop eating once you’re done – unlike traditional muffins. I’ve been reading about why this is the case – the difference between satiety and satiation. Satiety happens in the digestive tract – when we have digested enough nutrients, satiety occurs. Then, once this happens, the feeling of satiation registers in the brain and we feel full. And don’t need to eat the whole batch of muffins but are able to stop at just one. The reason we don’t feel remotely full when eating a block of chocolate or regular choc-chip muffins is because they are so lacking in nutrients that satiety doesn’t occur, and therefore neither does satiation. To read more about these, see It Starts With Food.
Ingredients (for a batch of 12)
1 large mashed banana
1 green apple, grated
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
1tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp himalayan crystal salt
1/3 cup chopped macadamias
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Combine all the wet ingredients, handmix and whisk until throughly combined.
Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet.
Spoon mixture into a muffin tray greased with coconut oil.
Cook for 18 minutes or until golden brown on top, and a knife comes out clean.
Let cool and enjoy!!
Hope you all enjoy!
Until the next x.