• 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs goji powder {optional}
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp coffee extract
  • 1 tsp maple extract

I am in love with the flavor and smell of coffee, although I am not a coffee drinker because it puts me on a roller coaster of rapid everything from heart palpitations to lighting movements from here to there.  Speaking of roller coasters, I was in Orlando at a Theme park and somehow found myself on a ride called the Hulk.

If you have ridden it, you know the name lives up to the howling growl it makes with each death-defying loop-de-loop. My friends cheered me on to join them and well, I guess I had believed their joy ride would be fun for me too.  After all, I couldn’t be the only scaredie cat out of 10 girls!

They all knew very well I am a confessed wimp on these hair whipping, wretched grimace face making {I know because you should have seen my mug shot}, tummy flippin, freakish rides that people scream at the top of their lungs with glee on!  I think I had amnesia on the “no go roller coaster pledge” I took years ago.

I was feeling mighty green by the first 10 second drop and I kept my eyes squeezed {glued} shut.  I did get brave and opened my eyes just in time to see the earth below with tiny specks of moving people. Everyone around me was screaming, but I couldn’t even muster any breath to make a peep.   About that time I started to pray for the ride to be over fast.  It was the longest minute of my life and yet the fastest speed my body ever moved.

I was wobbling, shaking and in shock as we exited the building and my friends were all giddy to ride it again. I did question our friendships but they honestly had no clue that the Hulk really does live up to it’s scary name or how I loathe fast flipping rides.   I am, happy to say I didn’t get sick and I like to look at the bright side, some people do triathlons and I did the Hulk!

After that, I was the only one that was just happy to ride the “family friendly” rides alone. Where is Dumbo when you really need him?!  Note to self, if they make you put your belongings in a locker before the ride, go have some ice cream {or fruit} and people watch next time.  Or better yet if you have some of my Coffee Muffins handy, eat those and feel the energy rush thru your body….well you get my drift {wink wink}.

 

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Coffee Maple Muffins {paleo, grain, dairy, nut & refined sugar free}
 
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Serves: 8

Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup ground flax
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs goji powder {optional}
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp coffee extract
  • 1 tsp maple extract

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with unbleached cups.
  2. Mix coconut, tapioca flour, chia seeds, baking soda & powder together.
  3. In a separate bowl mix eggs, coffee, maple syrup, coconut oil {melted} and extracts.
  4. Add the liquid to the flour mixture and blend well.
  5. Fill muffin cups ¾ full and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Notes
I have added Lily’s stevia sweetened chocolate chips and only added 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and they were amazing. I also used decaf coffee and only needed to bake muffins for 20 minutes in my convection oven. Use a tooth pick if it comes clean in a regular oven than they are done. Please as always use organic ingredients when you can. I love Vital Farms eggs because their girls are pasture raised and eat grasses & flowers in the fresh air!.

With a Bite full of Superfood Yumminess!

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