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Kimberly Roberto, co-author of the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans
Advanced and Core Plan Approved
I have been trying for quite some time to come up with a cinnamon roll recipe, but have not been able to replicate that go-to comfort food. I decided to abandon the “roll” idea and opted for a muffin instead. These hit the mark for sure. I like these on their own, but you could also frost them with a healthy cream cheese frosting.
They make a fantastic finger food and even more glorious dessert. With the following ingredients, you can choose between making up to 36 mini muffins or 8 large muffins.
- 1/2 cup of plain amasai, or organic plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup of erythritol (like Swerve) or stevia to taste
- 2 organic eggs
- 2 1/2 cups of almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons of erythritol (like Swerve), xylitol or stevia to taste
- 2 tablespoons of organic unsalted butter or coconut butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 310 degrees F.
- Combine all the wet ingredients into a bowl and blend well with a spoon.
- Add the dry ingredients and blend well with a spoon.
- Blend all the topping ingredients using a fork.
- Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan and fill the liners 2/3 with batter.
- Add small crumble of topping for mini muffins or about a tablespoon of topping for large muffins on top of the batter.
- Use toothpick or skewer to mix some of the topping into the batter (or just leave it on top).
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center of a muffin comes out clean and the tops are starting to brown.
Combine organic cream cheese mixed with stevia and vanilla to taste. Spread on top of the muffins, or use it as a dip. Add some coconut milk to thin the mixture if needed.
Explaining the Advanced Plan
When we share recipes like the one above, we typically receive a few objections questioning our use of ingredients like unsalted organic butter, cream cheese and coconut milk in healthy recipes. While these foods may contradict the mantra of the low-fat foods craze, they are not listed in our recipes by mistake.
Most people following the Advanced or Core Nutrition Plans will already know why, but if you’re introducing these recipes to friends or loved ones, they may ask for an explanation.
The Maximized Living Nutrition Plans may seem complicated at first, but they follow just a few simple rules and can actually be explained quite easily. If you’re looking for more information–whether for yourself or a friend–please don’t hesitate to reference the Maximized Quality Nutrition and Nutrition for Weight Loss sections.