These muffins with pomegranate, goji berries and NO ADDED SUGAR are just what you need to kick off 2015. And they are such a healthy, tasty BOMB … want one? :)
Let’s be honest, after so many weeks filled with too much of everything like cookies, cake and wine, we all need, at least this month, a few healthy recipes to kick off 2015. However, I do believe that our food choices need to be filling or it will only be a matter of weeks until we’re back to eating like it’s the end of the year.
So don’t you think that our healthy resolution for 2015 would be pretty damn boring if we never had any dessert? :) Come on, I know that you wanna be healthier this year, but still satisfy your sweet tooth.
Those muffins come in handy and prove that you can still have a tasty dessert while watching your waistline. Why muffins now when I haven’t posted any so far?
Honestly, I have had a pretty intense relationship with these muffins for the past month. You see, a month ago I went to Romania to visit my parents for two weeks and my mom was baking them a few times. She used olive oil, white flour, sugar and blueberries, though.
They were so tasty and way healthier than the ones from the supermarket, the bakery or the coffee shop. So I knew I had to try them out, however, with my favorite ingredients and of course NO SUGAR. I guess you all know by now how much of a FREAK I am when it comes to sugar. So I came back home and made them a few times as baking is not my forte – the first attempt was a disaster and then I improved a bit with each iteration. I finally got them right! :)
They get such a soft touch from the coconut oil and are made out of almond flour, 3 eggs and fruit. For the filling, I thought of using fresh pomegranate and goji berries to slightly sweeten the taste, but still keep them as… wait for it… a healthy bite. I wanted a muffin that I could enjoy for breakfast without feeling guilty. So, no sugar, only pomegranate and goji berries.
Although seeding a pomegranate might put you work a little bit, this fruit so rich in vitamin C and antioxidants deserves a place in your pantry. Goji berries contain all essential amino acids and the highest concentration of protein of any fruit.
- 200 g almond flour
- 3 eggs
- 50 ml coconut oil
- 50 g Greek yoghurt
- ½ pomegranate, deseed
- 100 g goji berries
- 1 tbsp raw wild honey
- ½ baking soda
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 200°C (~400°F) and line a muffin pan with paper liners.
- Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, crack the eggs and beat them with a mixer. Add progressively the salt, the oil, yoghurt, and honey and keep mixing them until smooth.
- Now add the flour, the pomegranate seeds and goji berries and use a spatula to mix them thoroughly. Divide the batter into the muffin tins and drop a few pomegranate seeds on top of each muffin. Bake them for about 30 minutes.
Get creative, use the ingredients you have at hand and stay healthy! Make sure you only "cook it fit".