Muffin Madness!

Love muffins? Tired of eggs and bacon for breakfast? Committed to sticking to your paleo* diet? Then you, my friend, have come to the right place.
Here is my basic about-a-dozen muffin recipe:

8 eggs
1/3 cup of fat**
1/4 cup of honey
1-2 cups of almond meal
pinch of salt

Bake at 350 until they’re done. In my oven that’s about 35 minutes, so watch for them to be golden brown, or for the toothpick to come out clean.

**Lard, rendered duck fat, or coconut oil, depending on the flavor you want in your muffins. We like Purity Farms ghee too; we use this brand because they test for casein. Other brands may or may not have milk protein contamination.

From here, you can go bananas! Although our family doesn’t eat bananas, but perhaps you do! Add in mashed bananas, some cinnamon, and walnuts for banana-nut muffins. I’d probably take out the honey in that case.

We much prefer poppy seed: to the basic recipe, add lemon flavoring, and a LOT of poppyseeds. I like ghee for this recipe.

We like blueberry too: add vanilla and blueberries to the basic recpie and voila! We like ghee in this recipe too.

A particularly delicious one, though it has more sugar, is cranberry orange. For this variation, we use coconut oil, because those flavors blend well together. Instead of honey, use a good amount of orange marmalade (we prefer the french bitter orange marmalade variety, but any kind you like will do), and add dried cranberries. So delicious!

In fact, you can use any kind of your favorite jam as a swirl in your muffins. Make the basic muffins above, but with less honey, then after you pour each muffin, add a generous spoonful of jam, and take a butter knife to swirl it around in a pretty pattern. yummy!

*“Paleo” is such a loaded word. We like to eat as close of an approximation of an ancestral diet as possible, which is often labeled “paleo” for short. That means yes, meat – but also LOTS of vegetables, especially the weird ones people don’t usually think about. Like parsley. 😉


  1. Kelsey Hogan on 26 March, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Hi Katja,

    So ironic I stumbled across this recipe tonight – I was just saying to my boyfriend how I’d like to make a batch of muffins over the weekend to enjoy throughout the week. Your recipe looks great!

    I was wondering how long I cook them for and at what temperature?


  2. katja on 27 March, 2014 at 8:52 am

    oops, thanks kelsey! it never occurs to me to put stuff like measurements and temperatures and times! i’ll go edit that now 🙂

  3. mary on 30 March, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Just saying today that I need to make my own gluten-free, paleo, or close-to-it muffins so that I can break the very bad stopping-at-the-nearest bakery and too-often get the not-paleo muffin or croissant habit!

  4. Vee on 10 November, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Hi Katja – just read your article about varicose veins – any update on this? I want to try your program on mine as well. Thanks. Also, did you have pain in your legs or just the bulging?

  5. […] still want paleo blueberry muffins, and I’m definitely dreaming of a GIANT batch of paleo not-granola once this project is over. […]

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