Is it already the week of Thanksgiving? Honest question. Where in the world has the time gone, and why is this year going by so fast? I had a feeling that December would fly by so quickly, so I decided to put my Christmas decorations up last night so I could enjoy it longer. While Kyle and I were out walking the dogs in the evening, neighbors everywhere were putting up their lights. It inspired me to put up my Christmas tree! I’ll do the outdoor lighting after Thanksgiving.
If you’ve already guessed, I decided not to do a recap post this morning. I’ll be posting it Wednesday. Since I’m leaving town for Thanksgiving, I’d rather have my Thanksgiving weekend recap be separate, so I’m combining this “half” week with last weeks! Hope you don’t mind! 😀
Today, I’m sharing the recipe for my white chocolate & toasted macadamia nut muffins. These muffins were incredible, and it makes me sad that they are gone! The good thing is that I’m making a similar version today with chocolate and peppermint! They are inspired by my favorite holiday drink, the peppermint mocha latte!
These muffins were a hit. I’ve never regretted giving baked goods away until I found myself on the couch trying to make the last bite of the batch last. I made them last Sunday, and they made for the perfect last-night treat!
Anyone who tried the muffins was surprised to learn that they were actually on the healthier side. These gluten-free muffins were filled with ingredient swaps like almond flour, coconut flour, swerve, applesauce, vanilla, and eggs. With wholesome ingredients like that, topping the muffins with white chocolate chips was necessary!
White Chocolate & Toasted Macadamia Nut Muffins
- 3/4 Cups Almond Flour
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup Swerve (or maple syrup)
- 1 Teaspoon Cloves
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 3/4 Cups White Chocolate Chips
- 3/4 Cups Roasted Macadamia Nuts
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (or almond)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Whisk the eggs, applesauce, and vanilla together.
Add the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and swerve to a large mixing bowl. Combine!
Add the eggs, applesauce, and vanilla into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix and add in coconut milk.
Stir in half of the white chocolate chips evenly.
You can use liners or grease a baking pan for the muffins.
Add 1/3 cup sized dough balls into the muffin pan.
Top the muffins with white chocolate chips and the macadamia nuts. Use your hands to press them down into the muffins so that they stay in place.
Bake for about 25-28 minutes.
Let them cool completely before taking them out of the muffin pan. You can place them in the freezer or fridge to speed up the process.
For best results, store in freezer or refrigerator!
Nutrition Per Muffin
Recipe Makes 12 Muffins
165 Calories, 13g Carbs, 12g Fat, 4g Protein, 4g Fiber, 5g Sugar
I love to use Swerve in my baked goods because it doesn’t have a weird taste or fake taste. Swerve is non-glycemic, all nature, easy to digest, gluten free, pet s afe, and ketogenic! If you’d like to use honey, real sugar, syrup, or anything else, feel free!
Anyone else think the egg mixture looks like the U.S.? 🙂
You can replace the coconut milk with regular milk/almond milk/cashew milk/soy milk…get it?
White chocolate chips are my favorite!
I ended up spraying the liners with cooking spray. It was unnecessary, so next time I’ll just spray the pan and add the muffin mix directly into that!
Bake the muffins until the edges are lightly brown and the macadamia nuts are nice and toasted. They will be soft and crumbly until they cool down and set. You can expect that with flourless muffins!
Make sure you allow the muffins to cool compeltely before removing them from the pan. For **BEST RESULTS**Store in the freezer and allow them to defrost for five minutes before eating.
These muffins are filled with healthy fats, lower in carbs, and perfect for any time of the day! They are really good with cinnamon tea. Each bite is magical 🙂 The seasonal spices gave it an extra pop of flavor.
These muffins would also be delicious with a white chocolate mocha! Maybe Starbucks should serve these:)
I hope you enjoy these delicious muffins! I can’t wait to make them again 🙂
Questions for you!
- Do you like white chcooatel macadamia nut cookies?
- What’s your favorite holiday drink?
- Do you have your Christmas tree up yet?