DIY Fruit & Streusel Muffins

DIY Fruit & Streusel Muffins

Do you ever stumble upon a recipe that just seems like a perfect fit for you or your family? I hope so because it feels and tastes so good! This Streusel Muffin recipe, inspired by Stacy Toth & Matthew Mccarry of the Real Everything blog and Real Life Paleo cookbook, has relaxed nicely into our home. Stacy & Matt made huge changes in their lives through diet and exercise to turn their family’s health around. Thanks for sharing! I've made this recipe so many times now with little tweaks here and there that it has become a Squier Family recipe. I love that it is practically a meal in a muffin, offering healthy fats, hearty protein and fiber, and just a small amount of unrefined sweetness. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we do!

DIY Fruit & Streusel Muffins

12 Servings
Time
Active: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Ingredients

Topping:
1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
1/4 cup raw walnuts
1 Tbs coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
2 tsp coconut oil

Muffins:
1 cup pitted Medjool dates (or ½ cup pitted Medjool & ½ cup pitted Deglet dates)
1/4 cup coconut oil
4 large eggs
1 Tbs vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon
1 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs coconut sugar
1 cup almond flour/meal
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup fruit of choice (see suggestions below)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with 12 paper or foil muffin cups.

In a food processor, pulse topping ingredients until crumbly. Move to a bowl and set aside.

Pulse dates in the food processor until a thick paste forms.

Add coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Pulse to combine. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine sugar through sea salt. Stir in wet mixture.

Add fruit; stir gently.

Using an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measure, spoon batter into muffin cups. Top with a rounded teaspoon of streusel topping.

Bake 22 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes. Move muffins to a rack to cool. Keep some in the refrigerator to enjoy in 2-3 days. Pack the rest in the freezer for later.

DIY Fruit Recommendations:
- Strawberries, chopped with their juices (Stacy & Matt’s recommendation)
- Fresh, frozen or dried blueberries
- Apple, chopped with 1 tsp cinnamon
- Fresh raspberries
- No sugar added raisins or dried cherries, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
- Fresh apricots, chopped