BEST SNACK: Lime and pistachio muffins - Juice Daily
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BEST SNACK: Lime and pistachio muffins

Not all muffins are created equal. This delicious recipe by Bodypass co-founder, Carla McMillan, provides a healthy alternative to store bought muffins. Refined-sugar free and gluten free, these muffins are the ultimate snack when you’re on the go.

Ingredients

1 cup grated zucchini (two or three)
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup buckwheat flour
½ cup almond meal
1 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup coconut sugar
½ cup coconut oil
2 eggs (for a dairy free alternative use a flax-egg)
1/4 cup coconut yoghurt
Juice of 1 lime
½ cup of pistachio nuts

Note: you can top the muffins with coconut yogurt, pistachio nuts and grated lime zest – add as little or as much as you like!

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Method

  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees celsius and grease a muffin tray (makes around 10-12 muffins)
  • Grate the zucchini and place it into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add coconut flour, buckwheat flour and almond meal into the bowl.
  • Add salt, bicarb soda and cinnamon.
  • Crack the two eggs into the bowl, add the coconut oil and 1/4 cup of coconut yoghurt.
  • Squeeze the lime into the bowl and mix everything together until well combined.
  • Evenly scoop the mix into the muffin tray.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once muffins have cooled, top them with coconut yoghurt, pistachios and lime zest.
Carla McMillan

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Carla McMillan

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Carla is one of the original founders of Bodypass, a former yoga teacher and health cook. She created Love Juice in Coogee Pavilion, studied herbal medicine for years and has devoted her life to a holistic, healthy outlook with a special focus on making health fun.

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