Dark Chocolate Coconut Muffins

Starting a paleo/primal lifestyle is one thing. Staying on track is another. Sure, the concept is simple: only eat foods our earliest ancestors had access to, walk around a lot, sprint sometimes, lift heavy things, spend most of your time outdoors, and sleep long nights. But we live in America in the 21st century, people. We aren't that naive. The good thing is, we don't have to be.

What do I mean by that? I mean that we don't live in the time of our earliest ancestors. To ignore the fact that the general homosapien lifestyle resembles virtually nothing of their lifestyle would be preposterous. However, that doesn't mean that we can't strive to mimic that lifestyle as much as possible. To ignore the benefits that come with that lifestyle would be even more ridiculous.

First topic, food. The best defense is a good offense. So clean out your kitchen. Only stock foods that qualify as whole and natural. If it isn't in your house, you can't eat it. That goes for dining out and take-out; if you don't order it, you can't eat it! It's been almost a year that I have been following a whole foods diet and I have yet to had major trouble. The biggest obstacle is getting over the nostalgic feeling conjured when eating at a resturant that had the "best Penne Vodka" or the "most delicious bread sticks" ever. Don't worry, that's pretty easy to over come once you've discovered they have the best Prime Rib this side of the Mississippi.

Another really good food defense when you're out with other people? Tell them you have a gluten intolerance. Semi-technically we all do, and it might spark a conversation where you can get someone to give it the 30 day try. Who knows, you might change a life forever.

What are some of your food defenses? I hate the idea of denying myself baked good since I absolutely love to make them. So I research out alternative methods. Try this one on for size :)

Dark Chocolate Coconut Muffins
The Food
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup butter, salted (if use unsalted, add a pinch of salt to the dry ingredients)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1/2* cup coconut flour, sifted (*you will probably need more, especially if you are doing this in the middle of July...)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

The Prep
Preheat oven to 400°
Melt butter in a large bowl
Melt honey in a small bowl
Sift coconut flour
SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE your coconut milk :)
The Method
Mix coconut flour, baking soda, and coconut flakes in a medium bowl
Whisk eggs one at a time into the butter
Add honey and coconut milk, mix well
Add dry ingredients, mix well
If batter is super super runny, add more sifted coconut flour (it should be regular yogurt consistency)
Add chocolate chips
Spray muffin tin and fill about 3/4 way
Bake for about 18 minutes, check, and bake longer if necessary. Muffins are done when toothpick comes out clean, tops are golden brown, and middle is springy when pressed on.

Enjoy :)

PS- Since the batter is pretty runny, the chocolate chips all fell to the bottom, which gave it a totallyyyy amazing chocolate "base". Delish!


  1. hmm, this sounds yummy! I made some coconut muffins last summer, and the addition of chocolate chips sounds even tastier! :)

  2. oh my sound great what a treat


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