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Superhero Muffins

Superhero Muffins

To thank our incredible fans for their support of our cookbook project, we're giving you a sneak peak of a favorite recipe from Run Fast Eat Slow. We never expected to receive over 650 inspiring stories from each of you in response to our search for runners willing to help us with recipe testing. Thanks for your enthusiasm! Happy baking. XO, Shalane & Elyse

Superhero Muffins

Yield: 12

These muffins were designed for superheroes like you. They're packed full of veggies, and are sweetened with maple syrup instead of refined sugar. In addition, almond flour and whole-grain oats replace nutrient-stripped white flour. These are Shalane’s go-to muffins—nourishing and sweetly satisfying for an easy grab-n-run breakfast.

And don’t fear the butter. Fueling up with healthy fats is a great way to start your day. Fat helps transport important vitamins throughout your hardworking body and will help keep you satisfied longer.

As a bonus, these muffins are gluten-free.

Photo by our recipe tester, Megan Scott, from Joy of Cooking.

 Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (use gluten-free if sensitive)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup currants or raisins, optional
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (about 1 zucchini)
  • 1 cup grated carrot (about 2 carrots)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Grade B maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • paper muffin cups

 Instructions

Arrange a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper muffin cups. 

In a large bowl, combine the almond meal, oats, walnuts, currants or raisins, if using, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.  

In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, zucchini, carrot, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups filling each to the brim. Bake until the muffins are nicely browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 to 35 minutes.   

Tip: 

Keep a batch in the freezer for a sweet grab-n-run breakfast. Simply defrost on low power in the microwave

4 comments

Oct 10, 2018

Can I use almond flour instead of almond meal???

Kathylyn Barnhill
Sep 25, 2018

Kerry— you can use arrowroot powder as an egg substitute … 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg.

STEPHANIE A MUNRO
Sep 11, 2018

Hiya! wondering if you’ve tried substituting blueberries or apple instead of raisins / chocolate chips? Just love the cinnamon-oatmeal and would love to try it with some fresh fruit tossed in. Suspect it will mess with the moisture level though.

katherine
Sep 11, 2018

Great recipe. Do you have any suggestions for replacing eggs in the recipe?
Thanks

Kerry Camberg

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