Superhero Muffins

As I mentioned last week, my new favorite cookbook is “Run Fast Eat Slow” by Olympian Shalane Flanagan — I literally can’t get enough of it.  My most recent obsession is the “Superhero muffins,” as I have made four batches in the past two weeks (no joke). They are moist, filling, sweet, delicious, and healthy. And refined-sugar and gluten free.  And they make you feel like a superhero.

 

Run Fast. Eat Slow. (Not Run Slow, Eat Fast).

Run Fast. Eat Slow. (Not Run Slow, Eat Fast). Basically, all you need in life is a stick of butter and some veggies.

Ingredients:

 

Ingredients

 

* 2 cups almond meal

* 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

* 1 teaspoon baking soda

* 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

* 1/2 cup raisins, 1/cup chocolate chips

* 3 eggs

* 1 cup grated zucchini

* 1 cup grated carrot

* 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

* 1/2 cup maple syrup

* 1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Directions:

 

* Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. And grate the veggies.

 

who doesn't love eating all these pretty colors?

who doesn’t love eating all these pretty colors?

 

* In a large bowl, combine the almond meal, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, raisins, chocolate chips

 

Dry ingredients.

Dry ingredients.

And then the good stuff.

And then the good stuff.

 

* In a separate bowl, mix together the zucchini, carrots, beaten eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and maple syrup. Once mixed together, add to the dry ingredients and mix all together.

 

Wet ingredients.

Wet ingredients.

And because you only live once, I added more chocolate chips, because it looked like it needed some more (you can never have too much chocolate).

And because you only live once, I added more chocolate chips, because it looked like it needed some more (you can never have too much chocolate).

 

* Grease the muffin tins and then spoon the batter into the cups, filling to the brim.

 

Bake.

Bake.

 

* Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

Goodies. So good.

Goodies. So good.

Carrots, zucchini, raisins, chocolate chips -- what else do you need?

Carrots, zucchini, raisins, chocolate chips — what else do you need?

 

* Then, devour!

 

The perfect snack and pick me up.

The perfect snack and pick me up.

 

Last week, I made a batch of these muffins and brought some to school for my good friend to enjoy (#SpreadTheLove). Cruzzie then asked me if I could also make some for his teachers (my type of boy). I told the Lower School Director the story, and she asked if she could also have some. So, I went back home, and made a whole new batch. They were a hit with everyone, especially me. Plus, I feel like if I eat them, I will become a superhero like Shalane Flanagan — and perhaps pick up some of her speed (she runs 2:25 marathons….that my friends, is effing fast).

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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3 Comments

  1. I made these tonight for my breakfasts this week and they are delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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