Butternut Squash Grain-Free Muffins

muffinSatisfying a food craving on a restricted diet can sometimes require quite a bit of culinary creativity. Fortunately, there are people like Lillian Mahl, who are up for the challenge. Thank you, Lillian, for sharing her easy recipe for delicious grain-free, low sugar Butternut Squash Muffins.


1½ cups almond flour
¾ cup cooked butternut squash
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (can add more, taste)
¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract (can double, taste)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup raw honey
2 teaspoons almond butter
Chopped or slivered almonds, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat 6 muffin tins with coconut oil or line with muffin cups.

Mix all ingredients except chopped almonds in a large bowl until well combined. Evenly distribute batter among 6 muffin cups.

Bake for 25 minutes on the middle rack.

Sprinkle almonds on top immediately after taking them out of the oven.

Modified from: http://www.food.com/recipe/pumpkin-muffins-paleo-495666

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