I’m overjoyed that Canada has a new leader. We’ve been through a hellish 12 years of environmental destruction and infringement on our human rights. Yet still so many people supported Harper, it’s astonishing to me how even at this pivotal point in time, when the planet is crying for us to stop annihilating it, people can still care more about money than breathing clean air. Hopefully the Liberals will hold true to their promises, the first day in office Trudeau pulled Canadian fighter jets out of Iran. He’s moving ahead and accepting more refugees into our gigantic and abundant country and helping to disable the fear propaganda we’ve been hearing for so long. A very noble first step towards regaining our countries peace keeping reputation.
I told some friends that if the conservatives were to win I was moving to Ecuador. Luckily for now I’ll be staying in the homeland, enjoying delicious cinnamon apple streusel muffins and aged earl grey tea on calm cool mornings with change in the air. Here’s hoping we can start to move forward after a long time going back. Amazingly Canada already employs more people in the sustainable energy industry than in oil. We have long needed a government that echoes the sentiments of the majority which I think are kindness, generosity and humility.
Oh yes, and about these muffins…they literally disappeared in a matter of 3 hours. They were gobbled right up and the scent from the cinnamon makes your kitchen smell amazing. Since they’re sugar free they are perfect for sensitive little ones. My son just adores them so much. I’ve made a few variations of this recipe now and it works great for banana muffins, chocolate and savoury. After many different paleo muffin renditions this is by far my favourite formula. The baking powder technically isn’t paleo and you can omit it. Personally I don’t think a bit of BP does much harm and it makes the muffins nice and plump!
- 1 C almond flour
- 1/3 C tapioca flour
- 2 Tbs coconut flour
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 C apple sauce
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 C date paste
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 tsp ghee
- 1/2 C pecans or walnuts, crushed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Separately combine wet ingredients until smooth.
- Add in the dry ingredients using a mixer or by hand, stir in the chopped apple
- Portion out into a greased muffin tin or use paper baking cups, filling about 3/4 of the way up.
- Combine the ghee,cinnamon and pecans or walnuts and sprinkle a bit on top of each muffin.
- Bake for 20-23 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and allow to cool before indulging.