Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pat's Christmas Cake Muffins

This recipe is from Lucy's Specific Carbohydrate Cookbook, written by Lucy Rosset, and available through Lucy's Kitchen Shop. Because the SC diet relies on being free from grains and refined sugars, there's a lot of possibilities for co-opting recipes for the more primal lifestyle, and that's what I've done here. These muffins are very reminiscent of the much-maligned Christmas fruitcakes. Fortunately, I like fruitcake, and also these muffins.

  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (NOT baking powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 3/4 cup dates or pitted prunes, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced blanched almonds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Line muffin pans with paper cupcake liners.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well.
  4. Fill each cupcake liner almost full with batter.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool before removing the paper liners.
Now if only I could figure out a caveman equivalent to marzipan icing...

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