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Easy Recipe: Apple Streusel Egg Muffins – from Practical Paleo

Posted By Diane Sanfilippo On January 30, 2013 @ 9:03 AM In Breakfast,Easy Recipes,eggs,Practical Paleo | 52 Comments

I wanted a breakfast made only from whole ingredients, yet still felt like a treat—the result was Apple Streusel Egg Muffins. You can easily make a savory version of egg muffins by using the recipe and ingredients for my Swirly Crustless Quiche (recipe on page 240) and baking them as noted here.

apple streusel egg muffins

grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free • nightshade-free • 21DSD

from Practical Paleo (page 254)

PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 40 minutes
YIELD: 12 muffins
NUTRITION INFO: here.

ingredients:

  • 3 large green apples, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (approximately 2 cups) – peeled if you like
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil (to make it dairy-free), melted
  • 9 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a medium skillet, sautée the apples, water,  1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon, and butter or coconut oil until the apples are the consistency of chunky applesauce or apple pie filling. Allow the mixture to cool before combining with the egg mixture.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, coconut milk, coconut flour, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Add the cooled apples, reserving 1/4 cup for a garnish.
  • Spoon egg and apple mixture into parchment cup lined muffin tins—1/4 cup each. Gently spoon about one teaspoon of the remaining apple mixture onto the top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.

change it up:

  • Substitute lightly cooked pears or bananas instead of apples.
  • Add 1/4 cup of chopped nuts or coconut for texture and healthy fats.

side note:

  • For more sweetness, add a couple of chopped, dried medjool dates to the apples as they cook.

fodmap free?

  • Make this recipe with 2-4 chopped bananas instead of apples!

Yes, you can enjoy this recipe while on the 21-Day Sugar Detox (your portion must not exceed 4 muffins in one day per the fruit allowance on the program).

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About the author

Diane Sanfilippo BS, Certified Nutrition Consultant, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Diane is a New Jersey-based Holistic & Paleo Nutritionist and The New York Times Bestselling author of “Practical Paleo” and The 21-Day Sugar Detox, – a program designed to help you bust sugar and carb cravings in 21 days with the help and support of a community who is all in it together! Diane co-hosts The Balanced Bites Podcast, a top-rated weekly radio show about all things health and nutrition.




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