Friday, February 25, 2011

Pat's Christmas Cake Muffins

This recipe (including the name) is from "Lucy's Specific Carbohydrate Diet Cookbook" ( It really tastes like Christmas fruitcake, if you're into that sort of thing (which I am). However, the honey and dried fruit that comprise much of this recipe means that it really should be a "once a year" treat.

UPDATE - Hmm, this might be a repeat. You know what, it's so good, I'm gonna let both copies stay. You really have to try these.

  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple, juice drained
  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/4 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 3/4 cup dates or prunes, pitted and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 275F. No, that's not a misprint - lower temperatures for this one!
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring until it's well-mixed.
  3. Line muffin cups with paper cupcake "liners", and fill each one with batter until it's almost full. NOTE - this recipe usually makes more than a dozen, probably closer to a dozen and a half!
  4. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Allow to cool before removing the paper liners.
About the only thing that could make these even better would be if I could figure out how to make a paleo version of marzipan icing!

Edit - how about a picture?
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