Put it in Your Mouth Monday

Put it in Your Mouth Monday

Good morning beloveds,

If you’re anything like me, sometimes you like food.  A lot.  So much so, that your pants get tighter.  You can buy bigger pants, or you can diet.  Well, I don’t like dieting. My current philosophy on dieting is summed up in this brilliant post by Professor Margaret Cho. I was once very, very, very obsessed by what I put in my mouth.  I got very, very thin and sinewy.  I also developed mood issues that were terrible, became afraid of food (all of it. . .I once threw away an apple because the seeds looked like bugs, as apple seeds do) and looked a lot older and skittisher. I once went to the gym with stomach flu, got off of the elliptical to throw up, and then (because my mind was not working as well as it currently does) got back on the elliptical and finished my hour.  I still love the workouts, but thanks to amazing woman/body positive blogs like Stumptuous, run by actual Professor Professor Mistress Krista, who is totally my girlcrush. She will give you the wisdom if you want to really nourish your body and soul and get stronger, not smaller.

I told you all that to tell you this.  Nowadays, your professor tries to nourish her body and soul.  She doesn’t give a shit about how big or small she is, mostly. The mostly is because she doesn’t necessarily like to buy bigger pants because she is a poor. For the most part, she likes to stay the size she is.  She does this by eating what she wants, when she wants it. In usually realistic, human sized portions. Sometimes she is trying to avoid the wheat, because wheat makes her feel not so great and bloaty and tired and weepy.  (not to go all orthorexic, but I think most people should try some sort of common allergen elimination diet at some point in their lives.  We’re all different, and our bodies are magnificent machines that treat foods differently.) My body isn’t crazy about wheat, and I eat it, but try to find alternatives to it.  But my mouth is crazy about cinnamon rolls.  Crazy. About. Them. So, without further ado, here’s an amazing coconut flour recipe for cinnamon roll muffins.  I love muffins. They are cake you eat for breakfast.  Cake. for Breakfast! Viva la revolucion!

Cinnamon Roll Coconut Flour Muffins:

{adapted from Elana’s Pantry, which you should totally check out.}

Muffin Ingredients (makes about 12 muffins)

  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour*
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup, because fuck yeah! Canada

Cinnamon Topping Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons of sweetener.  Honey will work, I used a mix of raw brown sugar and agave syrup.
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted (ghee or coconut oil will work too, but unless you can’t handle dairy, use butter)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pecans (optional; or other nut)

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For the muffins, combine all the dry in ingredients and blend well.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and  blend well by hand. (I use a whisk here, fyi)
  4. Fill muffin or cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way with batter. Get yourself some of these, they’re awesome.
  5. Drip the cinnamon topping over the top of each muffin. Use a spoon or 1 oz ladle, then take a toothpick and swirl that delicious goo in.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Cool and enjoy! Store for a few days at room temperature (covered) or keep in the refrigerator for a week or so. HAHAHAHA! This step is hilarious!  They will not keep in the refrigerator or at room temperature because you and a friend or two are going to shove these directly into your mouth.

*Coconut flour is amazeballs.  It is pretty much pure fibre, so the first time you try a recipe with it, you might want to, um, stay close to home. You can get it at lots of sites online, or in most health food stores. It takes some getting used to, and you CANNOT use it as a cup for cup sub for regular flour.

Well, beloveds, run right out to the store and get you some coconut flour.  Get coconut oil, too. Coconut oil is something I have an almost unnatural affection for.  I use it on my face, and people are forever telling your professor she has nice skin.  They think I’m using some sort of fancy chemical concoction to achieve this.  Nope.  I just slather that shiz on an hour or so before bed. It’s time for a “terrific Tuesday” post about coconut oil, I thinks.

Until then, be well my beloveds, be well,

Prof LPB

 

 

 

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