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Muffins as health food? You heard us right. This muffin recipe comes from the gluten-free, dairy-free baking goddess behind Coco Bakes. We’ve been following Coco’s baking journey since she got her start, and we get such a thrill out of talented bakers like her who sweat it out over healthy recipes ’til their perfected.

Coco makes insane cakes, cookies (those blondies though!) and breads that have gained her a major following among the gluten-averse here in L.A. We asked if she’d make us a fun new recipe and these superfood-spiked muffins are what Coco popped from the oven. We love this muffin recipe for summer picnics or overnight guests. It contains a touch of Pure Potion’s Longevity Elixir (think reishi, chagamatcha green tea, lemongrass) for major anti-inflammatory and immunity benefits. The result is a powerful, paleo muffin that’s perfect for a supercharged pick-me-up snack… 

These healthy muffins are light, but filling – it can be fun to switch up toppings as desired. They’re a great breakfast treat or mid-day snack “pick me up.” They’re also so simple to make. If the recipe seems too daunting, combine the dry ingredients together and zest the citrus ahead of time and mix before baking. It should just be a really delicious and fun way to get in the kitchen and make something simple that feels special.

Coco Bakes’ Maple Matcha Muffins
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp organic maple sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp Pure Potions Longevity Elixir
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs (at room temperature)
2 medium organic lemons, zested
1/2 cup gluten-free flour
1/4 cup almond meal
3/4 tsp baking soda

Toppings:
coconut
black sesame
pistachios

directions:

Preheat the oven to 335 degrees. Line muffin tin with muffin cups.

Zest the lemons into a medium-sized bowl. Add the olive oil, sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk in the eggs until combined. In the same bowl, add the flours, baking soda and Longevity Elixir. Stir until combined.

Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full. Sprinkle with desired toppings

Bake the muffins until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, around 10-12 minutes.

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