…or Pound Cake. Couldn’t decide on a proper name, but there’s no mistaking I’ve created a winner! As I often do this time of year, I mentally take stock of the year that’s about to pass and I extend the inventory check to my cupboards. Invariably, I discover I’m either overstocked, or have partially-used dry goods that need to be purposed – pronto!
Such was the case for a half-used bag of all-purpose gluten-free baking mix, coconut flour, and almond meal (all of which I keep refrigerated because of their perishable natures). Also: my stash of picked summer blueberries in the freezer wasn’t getting any younger, so it was time to get to work and create something yummy!
What I did yesterday was guess-timate amounts based on the amount of ingredients I had on hand…the recipe that follows below is my best to-the-letter replication. If you prefer, skip the all-purpose baking mix and use almond flour instead to make it a true Paleo recipe. This particular of coffee cake (or muffins, use whichever incarnation suits you best) isn’t super-sweet. My palate has been groomed to want, expect, and appreciate less sweetness than is customarily foisted on our national tastebuds. I say this as somewhat of a warning if you have a seasoned sweet tooth. I hope you’ll try this as is, and if you find it too bland, use some birch sugar or coconut palm sugar next time. But give the temperate amount of sweetness a shot…you just may find you like it after all.
This perfectly-sweet blueberry creation is perfect for a quick breakfast, post-workout snack, or a rescue-dessert when you’re at a party where Christmas cookies, bowls of candy, and layer cakes abound! You can absolutely eat cake and still maintain nutritional equilibrium! Portion size matters, of course, but don’t be too much of a drill sergeant, it’s the holidays!
I’ve found what matters most is a healthy mindset, remembering enjoyment is culled from many sources besides food: ambience, conversation, music, connecting with others…Clean ingredients that pack some nutrition into the equation are important too