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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese

If you are looking for decadent, delicious, NOT healthy pumpkin cream cheese muffins you need to go here to one of my first recipes ever posted (pardon the crappy pics) way before I started my health and fitness journey. BUT if you are looking for something delicious to have with your morning coffee with just a hint of sweetness that fits perfectly into your clean eating lifestyle and won’t break the calorie bank, these are for you! WARNING: it will be hard to eat just one!

21 Day Fix Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients:

2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1.5 cups almond flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 dash sea salt
2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare muffin tins by lining 9 cups with liners or coating with cooking spray.

Combine cream cheese and maple syrup in a small bowl, set aside.

Mix egg and pumpkin in a medium bowl until combined. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda and salt. Add almond flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix until just blended.

Spoon batter into each muffin cup, filling less than 1/2 full. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture into the center of each muffin cup. Top the cups with the remaining batter. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds over the tops of the muffins.

Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer the cooked muffins to a wire rack to cool.

Servings: 9
21 Day Fix: 1 purple, 1 orange

 

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese

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Banana Apple Muffins – 21 Day Fix Approved

 

 

These are so great for breakfast when you want something healthy but comforting at the same time. There is NO sugar in these, the sweetness comes just from the fruit. So, they aren’t your “grandmother’s” muffins, but they won’t give you your grandmother’s waistline, either, sooo… there you go! I super love that these count as 1 purple and 1 blue for the 21 Day Fix! Don’t know what the 21 Day Fix is???  Check out this post for why I love it so much!

21 Day Fix Banana Apple Muffins

Ingredients:

2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup mashed ripe banana (about two medium bananas)
1 tbsp organic, grass-fed butter, melted
1.5 cups almond flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 dash Himalayan sea salt
1/2 cup chopped apple (about 3/4 medium apple)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a muffin tin by lining 9 cups with lines or coating with cooking spray.

Combine eggs, banana and melted butter in a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Mix together almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt in a medium bowl. Add almond flour mixture to banana mixture and mix until blended. Stir in apple.

Divide batter evenly between 9 muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool.

Servings: 9
21 Day Fix: 1 purple, 1 blue per serving

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Cornbread

With all the snow that we’ve been getting lately, I thought I’d make chili an cornbread. I like sweet (but not too sweet) cornbread and this recipe was perfect.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup white sugar (I used slightly less)
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375. Grease an 8 inch square pan.

Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended and few lumps remain. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
 
Servings: 9
Calories/Serving: 284
 

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Dinner Rolls

These dinner rolls are delicious and I make them every year for Thanksgiving. The recipe makes a ton but they freeze well. We usually freeze and use the leftovers at Christmas.

Ingredients:
9 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 cups milk
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1 scant tsp baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp salt
2 pkgs (4 1/2 tsp active dry yeast)

Directions:
Pour 4 cups of milk into a stock pot or dutch oven. Add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of vegetable oil. Stir to combine. Now, turn the burner on medium to medium-low heat and “scald” the mixture. This means heating it until just before boiling point. Right before the mixture boils, turn off the heat. Allow mixture to cool to warm/lukewarm (between 90 and 110). This took mine about an hour and a half.

When the mixture is the right temperature add in 4 cups of flour and 2 pkgs of active dry yeast. Stir together until incorporated. Add another 4 cups of flour. Stir together and allow to sit, covered with a tea towel or lid, for an hour. After about an hour it should have almost doubled in size. If it hasn’t changed much, put it in a warm (but turned-off) oven for 45 minutes or so. When it has risen sufficiently add 1 more cup of flour, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir (or knead just a bit) until combined.

If you are making the dough ahead of time, you can store overnight in the refrigerator. Take out the dough 2-3 hours before baking.

Butter 2 muffin pans. Form the rolls by pinching off a walnut sized piece of dough and rolling it into a little ball. Repeat and tuck three balls of dough into each buttered muffin cup. Continue until pans are full. Cover and allow to rise 1 to 2 hours.

Top each muffin with melted butter. Bake at 400 until golden brown, about 17-20 minutes.

Recipe by the Pioneer Woman

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