Brain Boosting Blueberry Vanilla Almond Muffins

  • PREP 5-10 mins
  • COOK TIME
  • SERVES 12
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Functional Foods Highlight

This recipe is super fast and easy and makes the perfect quick breakfast or delicious afternoon snack. These muffins are filled with brain boosting ingredients like blueberries, nuts, and coconut oil. They’ll also keep you full, due to their high fiber content. The problem is eating only one...cause they’re just that good!

Food Farmacy

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds or ground flaxseeds
  • 1.5 cup almond meal/flour (can also use a nut flour blend)
  • 1/2 cup nut butter, like walnut, cashew or almond butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Blend blueberries in blender until pureed and stir in the chia seeds. Let this sit while you prep the rest of recipe (or let sit for 5-10 min until a jam like consistency has formed)
  • Line muffin tray with liners or rub with coconut oil
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the blueberries and chia seeds in blender
  • Blend together until smooth
  • Pour mixture into muffin tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until knife comes out clean
  • Enjoy!

From the Chef:

To make these muffins taste even more indulgent, add an extra teaspoon of almond extract! It works perfectly with blueberries!

From the Doc:

These muffins are a great source of healthy fats and fiber, making them a great option for breakfast or a snack that will keep you full and your blood sugar stabilized.

Sources

¹ Lila MA. Anthocyanins and Human Health: An In Vitro Investigative Approach. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2004;2004(5):306-313. doi:10.1155/S111072430440401X. 

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  1. Sandra & carlo July 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm: Reply

    You are Both brilliant!
    These recipes are so easy.
    So wonderful to have more
    Awareness in food as medicine
    That delicious and beautiful
    Too.

    • Sara and Kate July 5, 2018 at 4:44 pm:

      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed them!