- 2 eggs or ½ cup Greek yogurt or 2 flax eggs*
- ¾ cup applesauce or 2 ripe 2 ripe bananas mashed or 5 soaked dates blended
- ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
- ¼ cup olive, coconut (melted) or avocado oil
- ¼ cup of water
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups flour GF all purpose or whole wheat. (My favorite is a combo of ½ cup each of these two flours, along with ½ cup almond flour and ½ cup oat flour.)
*Flax egg: 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed mixed with ¼ cup of water. Mix together the flaxseed and water. Whisk until combined and let sit for 10-15 minutes to form a “flax egg”.
- Line a muffin pan with 12 liners and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix wet ingredients together. In a separate bowl whisk together dry ingredients. Fold dry into wet ingredients.
- Fold in savory muffin mix-ins or sweet muffin mix-ins (See mix-in recipes below!)
- Divide evenly between 12 muffin tins.
- Add toppings (optional)
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until deep golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. When you press on the top it shouldn’t feel too spongy. Everyone’s oven is different so best to check at 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let them sit in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove and let it fully cool on the rack.
Savory Muffins Mix-Ins
- 1 cup cooked spinach, fresh or frozen (if frozen and unthawed, squeeze to remove extra liquid)
- 1 zucchini shredded (squeeze to remove extra liquid)
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp dried herbs or 2 tbsp fresh herbs (chives, basil, parsley)
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Toppings: seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower), grated cheese
Sweet Muffin Mix-Ins
- 1 ½ cups of either shredded carrots, berries, diced apples, pears, peaches or plums
- ⅓ cup raisin or cranberries or shredded coconut (optional)
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (this blend of spices works well with all fruit) or 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp cardamom (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Toppings: rolled oats, chopped nuts
If you’re feeling adventurous, combining 1 tsp of chopped rosemary to the diced apples or pears or 1 tsp of chopped basil with berries will create a new flavor that is surprisingly delicious.