I hope you all had a lovely Easter! We enjoyed church, family, and yummy food. After playing in the band for the 9:30 service, Jim and I took the kids and Jim’s mom up to Thousand Oaks to visit with my extended family. My Aunt Bonnie served a delicious brunch, full of eggs, bacon, sausages, potatoes, and lots of sweeter dishes. I added these Paleo Sweet Roll Muffins, so that my immediate family could enjoy a good breakfast pastry, just like everyone else.
I’m sorry I didn’t get the recipe to you before Easter, but you can serve them for any weekend breakfast or brunch. They’re actually pretty easy to make! Since the sweet rolls are in muffin form, you don’t have to take the extra time to roll them out. I just pressed some dough into the cupcake liner, made a little indentation in the middle, scooped in some filling, then covered it.
I used xylitol, instead of coconut sugar, in order to keep these low carb. If you have diabetes I recommend you do that, too, even though xylitol is not paleo! It’s a sugar alcohol, taken from birchwood, so it is low carb, but not full of nasty, questionable chemicals. Xylitol tastes just like sugar, unlike other sweeteners, that have a disgusting aftertaste! There is some evidence that coconut sugar is actually low glycemic, too, but it’s not conclusive enough for me yet.
If you use xylitol, the main source of carbs will be the potato starch and maple syrup, but I didn’t include much of either ingredient in this recipe. Almond flour is much healthier and lower carb than refined grain flour. If you find recipes that are full of refined flour, that call themselves “diabetic friendly,” just because they replaced the sugar with a fake sweetener, don’t believe it for a second! You have to replace the flour to make it truly diabetic friendly, and fake sweeteners can be hard on your liver, which perpetuates diabetes. Aspartame is quite a scam. People who drink diet soda are more likely to have diabetes (do a little research…it’s not hard to confirm). Check out this article.
Seriously, you will be shocked at how delicious healthy baked goods can be…the maple syrup drips down into the muffin for a gooey, delicious, messy treat. My kids dubbed this “Happy Yummy Goodness, Part 2.” Part 1 is a gluten and dairy free bread pudding I make at Christmas. Oh, and don’t worry about the pink himalayan salt, unless you have a specific reason to limit your salts…see my post on Egg Salad for a discussion of the health benefits of unadulterated salt.
Before we get to the recipe for the Paleo Sweet Roll Muffins, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.