I'm going to begin this recipe by silencing all critics of the paleo diet who condemn paleo muffins to be oxymoronic.
The argument is, if you're eating paleo, you really shouldn't be stuffing any kind of bakery treats into that bod because, by their nature, baked goods are a no-no.
But let me tell you something, you glib sons of bitches. Muffins are a human right, and nobody—not even Robb Wolf—is going to take them from me.
It will be a cold day in Hell when I pledge myself to a muffin-less existence. Partly because they are comforting and can be very nutritious, but mostly because they are fluffy and buttery and make me feel good.
I'm pretty sure after "esteem" and "belonging," Maslow meant to add blueberry scones to the hierarchy.
So, here we have a recipe for a paleo, banana-based muffin or bread with macadamia nuts. It isn’t very sweet, so I’d recommend planning to use these as either a breakfast supplement or when you need a satiating snack full of medium-chain fatty acids.
Now, I’ll be the first to say it: they’re f*ckin’ ugly. The flax meal makes your batter look more like mud than you’d probably like, but if you can get over what this snack lacks in beauty then you can begin to reap its health benefits.
No grain, so you’re body won’t have any inflammatory reaction; plenty of “good” fats from the macadamias, flax meal and coconut oil; and a muffin-like option when you need a bite of something comforting. No need to fall off of the paleo wagon when you can make smart substitutions.
Feel free to improve on this recipe as you see fit, because everything is interchangeable.
The combinations really are endless.
My final special instruction is to eat these in moderation because flax meal has… let’s just say a powerful amount of fiber that could blindside a baker who’s never used it before. Gorge with care. ::Winky face emoji::