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Paleo Dessert Cravings: Paleo Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
Hello, hello Paleo dieters! In these post-apocalyptic post-Christmas sugar-cravings-rich days, I wanted to make these Paleo pumpkin muffins. I love having them in the morning, I love still having something “sweet” in these days as I recover from excess, and, as everyone knows by now, I love pumpkin.
These particular ones I’ve developed are spice-heavy. That’s because I’ve been reading up on how wonderful spices are for you–and also because I DIYed a few spice-laden Christmas presents, and I have several spices around the house. (Note that my DIY days have begun, and I’m never turning back. I look forward to a future where I don’t have to take nonsense gifts to the Goodwill every year, just because holidays full of excess have stuffed my room full of things, things things.)
Anyway. So, I have all these spices. Cinnamon. Ginger. Cloves. And turns out, they have so many wonderful properties to keep me healthy and grounded this holiday season. Check it out.
Ginger is, some might say, a miraculous root, yielding a plethora of medicinal benefits. it is pulsing with elements magnesium, chromium, and zinc, which boost your blood flow. When your blood flow is enhanced, your cells can reap nutrients and oxygen much more easily. Furthermore, you can normalize your temperature much more easily (so important in this winter weather).
Furthermore, ginger works to relieve your nausea, (making it a favorite in my pregnant friend’s household). It further prevents illness, boosts nutrient absorption, reduces your interior cell inflammation, and actually ramps up your immunity. Seriously, if you don’t put ginger in your paleo pumpkin muffins, you are missing out.
Cinnamon prevents cravings. That’s, at least, the reason I put it in my coffee in the mornings (to enhance the likelihood that I’ll stick to my intermittent fasting). Furthermore, however, it works to lower your blood sugar, reduce your cellular inflammation, and fight back against bacteria. Plus, it’s delicious.
Cloves are weird looking, like tiny dried-out flowers. When you grind them up, however, you reveal a wonderful, ancient medicine. It’s been utilized to help heal scrapes and bruises; it’s been utilized to prevent colds and flus. It even boosts your sexual health and enhances your ability to digest without nausea or constipation.
On to the baking!
It’s wonderful to bake during the holidays, even in the days after. I get to use my brand new mixing bowls from my grandmother and my wonderful spices, all while looking forward to reading some of the books I received from my parents. Check out The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison, Joni Mitchell, In Her Own Words, or The Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro to see what I’ll be pouring over this week.
Good luck resisting this delightful paleo pumpkin muffins recipe!
Caveman Cravings’ Paleo Pumpkin Muffins
Recipe Makes 12 Muffins.
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. lemon juice
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
To the side, mix together the almond flour, the pumpkin puree, the eggs, the agave nectar, the maple syrup, the ginger, the cinnamon, the cloves, the baking soda, and the lemon juice, stirring well to completely eliminate any clumps.
Next, pour the batter into twelve different muffin cups. Bake the muffins for approximately thirty minutes, or when the edges appear firm.
Allow the muffins to cool prior to consuming, and enjoy! Remember that these can actually freeze for about five months, if you want to resist them for a while.
Oh! And if you wanted to add any dark chocolate chips to this paleo pumpkin muffins mixture, I don’t think any chocolate will hurt this holiday season. After all, sometimes dark chocolate and dried fruit are the only things getting me through all the shopping, wrapping, and stress of the holiday season!
Luckily–and sadly–the season is coming to a close.
Happy holidays, paleo dieters!