Tasty little spongy muffins. They are a big hit in my house. Even better: these can go sweet or savory, depending on what you add to them! Nom nom nom.
Let’s look more closely at the ingredients.
Eggs: Eggs contain healthy protein and fat. The whites are full of selenium, vitamin D, zinc, iron, copper, and Vitamins B6 and B12. The yolk has more fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. They also have lecithin. Pasture-raised eggs are much better containing 2/3 more vitamin A, twice the omega-3 fatty acids, 3 times more vitamin E, and 7 times more beta carotene than their factory-farmed or even organic brethren.
Raw Honey: This is one of the few sweeteners allowed even on GAPS diet protocol. Raw honey helps to counter pollen allergies, is filled with antioxidants, helps heal ulcers and wounds, may reduce the risk of developing diabetes, and is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
Coconut Flour: This is made by grinding the dried coconut meat. It is uncommon for digestive or autoimmune responses to occur with coconut flour. It is high in fiber and helps to aid metabolism. It is also high in medium chain fatty acids that help the body utilize fat better for energy. They also help with digestive health and are high in nutrients.
Coconut Oil: This amazingly healthy fat contains medium-chain fatty acids which are easier to digest and are not as easily stored. Additionally, they offer antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal benefits. Coconut oil is brain, heart, liver, and basically entire body healthy. It even helps to reduce inflammation and some studies show it can help fight cancer.
Lemon Zest: Lemon zest contains 5-10 times more vitamins than lemon juice! This includes vitamins A and C, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They are full of bioflavonoids which are antioxidant and anticarcinogenic. They improve bone health and help us to detox.
Lime Zest: Limes stimulate the digestive system, protect and rejuvenate our skin, are a great source of Vitamin C, and help with dandruff. They are healers and help fight infections.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. They also contain high levels of iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. A study even found chia seeds can prevent insulin resistance and other studies have found they help fight breast and cervical cancers.
Fat Bomb Muffins
- 6 eggs pasture-raised are best
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/3 cup unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil melted and cooled
- 1/2 tsp baking soda aluminum free, please
- 2 tsp vanilla extract optional. or 1/3 vanilla bean
- 1/2-1 tbsp lemon zest optional
- 1/2-1 tbsp lime zest optional
- 1 tbsp chia seeds optional
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Note, to change these to savory or other flavors, you may exchange the vanilla, zests, and seeds for other ingredients.
- Fill each muffin well halfway.
- Bake for 18-25 minutes.
Each week in December, look for a new fat bomb recipe! We will have 1 more recipes this month.