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Friday Fare – Sugar free and refined sugar free muffins

March 28, 2014

As promised, here is the recipe for the sugar free muffins I posted about on Sunday Summary two weeks ago!

Sugar free and refined sugar free muffins

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I am going to share two versions of these muffins with you. The difference between them is that one is purely sugar-free (as it contains sugar-free honey made of xylitol) and the other is refined sugar free (and contains honey). Both are healthy and delicious, but I realize that sugar-free honey is not easy to come by which is why I am offering two versions.

This recipe was taught to me by my boyfriend’s aunt who is on a strict sugar-free diet to help battle her candida. These muffins are surprisingly fluffy and moist, and very very delicious. You can’t stop at just one, but the beauty of these muffins are that they contain a healthy mix of protein and fats with no sugar or no refined sugar! The sugar-free version is great for those with sugar issues, such as diabetics, and provide a sweet treat without blasting up your blood sugar levels. The refined sugar-free version contain sugar from honey (I use raw honey), and while this is still sugar, it does not undergo mass levels of refinement that most commercial sugars go through.

Although sugar is good for you (save a few who have medical issues with it) and IS necessary for the body to function, I try and limit the amount of ADDED sugar I ingest. And sweet treats tend to have a LOT of unnecessary added sugar which will cause you to gain weight in the long run and could lead to longer term health problems. This article is a great read if you want to know more about how excess sugar can negatively affect you.  Like excess ANYTHING though, too much of it will lead to weight gain and you putting on fat.

Therefore, I like to share yummy sweet things which have natural sugar-free alternatives or sugars that have not been refined. I would prefer you to stick to natural sugars if possible as we still do not know the long-term side effects of sweeteners, but liquid stevia is a good sugar-free choice.

Okay, informational talk and slight rant over!

Sugar-free & Refined Sugar-free Muffins
Incredibly moist sugar-free and refined sugar-free muffins to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Ingredients for the sugar free muffin are
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 and a half cups of almond flour
  3. 1/3 cup ground flax seed (you can make this by buying flax seed and throwing it in the food processor for a minute or longer)
  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 cup almond milk
  7. 15 drops of liquid stevia
  8. 1/4 cup sugar-free honey
  9. 6 tablespoons cinnamon or pumpkin spice
  10. OPTIONAL: 2 tablespoons olive oil (I prefer it without to be honest)
Ingredients for the refined sugar free muffin are
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 and a half cups of almond flour
  3. 1/3 cup ground flax seed
  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 cup almond milk
  7. 1/4 cup honey
  8. 6 tablespoons cinnamon or pumpkin spice
  9. OPTIONAL: 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees farenheit and get a muffin tin or some muffin/cupcake holders ready.
  2. 2. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and then add and mix in the rest of your ingredients
  3. 3. Pour the mixture into your tin or holders and then put into the oven for 13 minutes.
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Sugar free and refined sugar free muffins

Voila! Easy, fluffy and delicious sugar-free or refined sugar-free muffins!! Enjoy with some sugar-free jam on top, honey, some berry compote, with coconut whipped cream or any way you choose. If you make them, tag me in your photo and hashtag it #fridayfare so I can find you πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoyed this post and I look forward to seeing your recreations!

Honestly yours,
Alice

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