Uh-oh, there goes another white t-shirt. 1 month into 2013 and 2 white t-shirts have bitten the dust. This one got hit with an attack of the cocoa powder; plus some red food coloring, just to make it more interesting. And no, I do not use red food coloring – I was in the process of throwing it away. Just thought I’d clear that up right out the gate. One of these days I hope I can remember not to wear a white t-shirt when I am cleaning out cupboards in the kitchen, or eating anything drippy. At this rate my white t-shirt budget will be higher than my almond flour budget, and baby, that’s big.
Talking of t-shirts – earlier this week our fearless leader and I were in the studio podcasting, and he showed up wearing one of his new t-shirts. I knew you’d love to see a picture of
him wearing it, so I snapped one for you. He would not let me include his head because he had a serious case of designer stubble going on. I was fine with that because I didn’t spend much time that day looking at his head anyway.
Do you love the t-shirt? What do you mean, “Huh?” ?! Focus, people, focus! You’re supposed to be looking at the t-shirt. Love the t-shirt? You can get your very own right here.
In other news, if the sight of Bailor in a t-shirt doesn’t inspire you to do your 10 minutes of eccentric exercise, you might want to have a friend check your pulse. I’ll be right back. I have a date with a dumbbell.
Have we all stopped quivering yet? Because I have something else for you to get all googly-eyed over. I’ll give you a clue. It’s a muffin.
I thought it only fitting to add a muffin recipe to this post, because there certainly ain’t no muffin tops anywhere else on this page. Plus, I promised you muffins last weekend, and muffins you shall have. These are probably my most thrilling experiment with baked goods yet. I still can’t quite believe it when I eat one. If you didn’t know this was a *SANE muffin, you’d never guess this was a *SANE muffin.
It looks just like a regular muffin. And by golly, it tastes just like a terribly tasty regular muffin. When I took these into the office earlier in the week they were met with an enormous amount of muffin love. Everyone is still really confused about how they can possibly be wheat, gluten, grain, sugar, dairy and added fat free, but that didn’t stop them swooning once they’d eaten one. And demanding the recipe. Repeatedly. Oh, and did I mention fast and easy to make? They are really fast and easy to make.
Here, have some Cinnamon Raisin Muffins and rejoice the day you discovered what *SANE meant. And that you can eat more and exercise less and yet be healthier and slimmer than ever.
I bet you are SO ready for that!
- Coconut oil spray
- ½ oz / 15g chia seeds
- ½ oz / 15g sunflower seeds
- 1 oz / 28g unsweetened coconut
- 4 oz / 110g almond flour
- ½ oz / 15g ground flax seeds
- 1 oz / 28g almond meal
- ½ oz / 15g vanilla whey protein powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 2 oz / 55g xylitol
- 4 oz / 110g raisins
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup / 6 fl oz. COLD water
- Spray 12 silicone muffins cups with coconut oil and place them in a muffin pan.
- In a coffee grinder, grind the chia, sunflower seeds and coconut well.
- Tip the ground seed mixture into a mixing bowl (preferably one with a pouring lip) and add the almond flour, ground flax seeds, almond meal, whey powder, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, xylitol, and raisins and mix all together well.
- In a small bowl whisk the eggs and cold water together.
- Add the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir well until completely mixed.
- Pour the mixture into the muffin cups, stopping a little short of full.
- Bake the muffins in the center of the oven at 325F for 30 minutes, until golden brown on the top.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes until you can handle the silicone cups.
- Turn each cup top down in one hand, and using the other hand gently squeeze the sides of the cup all the way round until the sides release and the muffin pops out. Be gentle.
- Place each muffin on a cooling rack to cool.