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Paleo Blueberry Basil Lemon Muffins

Problem: Garden overgrown with basil. Solution: Make basil muffins.


Fall is upon us and in Chicago it can go from 80º one day to a frost overnight. So, for the next couple weeks, I'll be eating basil - and mint - for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's only so much tart basil vinaigrette and mint basil sauce a girl can consume. So, I went hunting for a savory muffin. Combining a couple recipes I found out there in recipeland, I made a surprisingly delicious, moist and tasty more-sweet-than-savory-but-not-too-sweet, would-never-know-they're-gluten-free muffin varietal. Family woofed them down.



  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill blanched almond flour

  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill tapioca starch (aka tapioca flour)

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • 1/3 cup raw honey, melted

  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries - try to find somewhat sweet blueberries, mine were a little too sour

  • 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves, and then finely chopped 

  • 1 T grated lemon zest



  • Preheat the oven to 325º F. 

  • Spray a regular size muffin tin with coconut oil spray or line with paper liners. 

  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.

  • Mix the eggs, honey, oil and vanilla in a separate bowl.

  • Combine bowls and stir until well mixed.

  • Gently stir the blueberries, basil and lemon zest into the batter.

  • Spoon evenly into 12 muffin tins. 

  • Bake for 20 minutes until slightly golden on top and knife-check comes out clean.

  • Serve warm - or room temp.


MAKES: 12 amazing muffins

TIME: 35 minutes with cook time


HEARTFUL RECIPE - One of our real food recipes that focuses on veggies, protein, healthy fats and/or healthy carbs and doesn't include gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, corn or peanuts.

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