Elvis Impersonator Paleo Muffins
These muffins came to me the other night after another failed attempt at Paleo pudding; anyone know how to crack that?! Honestly, I had this great idea of making this banana cream pie with a maple pecan pudding but I could not get that pudding texture right, literally made 5 attempts. After all that, I could not get that banana, maple, and pecan flavor combo out of my head so I tried to think what would pair with it. Then it hit me. What better way to make it better than The King’s favorite? I made some maple pecan butter to be paired with the amazing Malk Maple Pecan milk, mashed bananas, and cooked up some bacon, you really cannot go wrong!
While I was prepping these, my oldest daughter started begging for blueberry muffins. So, because I was kinda lazy, I used the batter, sans bacon, and added blueberries. BAM, also delicious! So here are both ways, you can either do what I did and split the batter with two different mix ins, or make a single mix in flavor! Bonus points that I can feed my family these muffins at breakfast knowing they are getting real, whole food, that packs a nutritional punch!
Elvis Impersonator Muffins
Inspired by Wholesomelicious
- 2 cups almond meal or flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup pecan butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 very ripe bananas mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Malk Maple Pecan Milk
- 2 eggs
- 4 slices cooked, sugar free bacon, cooled and crumbled, I like Pederson's Farms
- 2 slices bacon cooked
- 12 banana slices
- Sprinkle of coconut sugar for top
Blueberry Bliss Muffins edits
remove bacon and mix in 2 cups washed blueberries, sprinkle a little coconut sugar on top before baking
- preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tin with liners or heavily grease with coconut oil
- mix dry ingredients (flours, salt, cinnamon, baking soda)in a large bowl, set aside
- Combine wet ingredients (nut butter, maple syrup, mashed bananas, vanilla, Malk, eggs) and whisk together.
- Fold the wet into the dry slowly. Once combined, fold in the bacon bits (or blueberries)
- Scoop the batter into each muffin cup and top with a little chunk of bacon, banana slice, and sprinkle with coconut sugar
- Bake for 20-23 minutes, cool and enjoy!
The best way to cook bacon is to line a cookie sheet with foil, lay the bacon on there and pop into a cold oven. Turn the oven to 400 and then check it after about 15 minutes, once cooked to your liking, pull out and drain on a papertowel lined plate. Works beautifully every time without the smoke, bacon splatter, or burns.
Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix up all the wet stuff, I usually mix my wet in a large measuring cup to cut down on the clean up. Pour the wet into the dry and fold it in to make a thick dough.
Then add your desired mix ins - bacon or blueberries. Use a large scoop to get the dough into the muffin tin.
If you are going the Elvis route, add a little slice of banana on top and wedge a little chunk of bacon. Top all the muffins with a little sprinke of coconut sugar for sweetness, really cute on the banana because it caramelizes and makes it a little like a brulee!
Bake those beauties at 350 for 20-25 minutes!