Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25-35 minutes
This recipe comes from a favorite cookbook titled Run Fast, Eat Slow. Authors Elyse Koepesky and Shalane Flanagan (winner of the 2017 NYC Marathon) are big fans of real foods that fuel your body and your workouts. They’re full of veggies and sweetened with maple syrup (instead of refined sugar). Perfect for an easy grab-n-run breakfast. “And don’t fear the butter.” Adding healthy fats to your meals is a great way to start your day and help keep you satisfied longer. As a bonus, these muffins are gluten-free.
- 2 cups almond meal
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (use gluten-free if sensitive)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup currants, raisins, or chocolate chips (optional)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup grated zucchini (about 1 zucchini)
- 1 cup grated carrot (about 2 carrots)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (not Aunt Jemima’s)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- paper muffin cups (however I always just spray the pan with non-stick spray- it works better)
- Arrange a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper muffin cups.
- In a large bowl, combine the almond meal, oats, walnuts, currants or raisins, if using, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, zucchini, carrot, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
- Spoon the batter into the muffin cups filling each to the brim. Bake until the muffins are nicely browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 to 35 minutes.
TIP: Keep a batch in the freezer for a sweet grab-n-run breakfast. Simply defrost on low power in the microwave
Original recipe from Run Fast, Eat Slow can be found here!