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Primal Coconut Raspberry Muffins

by Tiffany in Recipes

I am trying to avoid buying anymore LaraBars. Primarily this is because I am sick of spending so much money on them and because they bring needless packaging into our lives. Their parent company is also throwing money at legislation that would limit our rights to know if we are consuming GMOs. There are plenty of reasons why my LaraBar habit needs to be kicked but it is so hard! I love those tasty little bars, they are paleo/primal friendly, and they are the perfect light meal to eat on my way to CrossFit class.

This week though I am trying out a few recipes for homemade muffins, breakfast cookies, and bars that will be nutrient dense and light enough to get me through CrossFit. Anything too heavy is no good because it will just come back up…not a pleasant thing.

Today was my first day sans LaraBars and I am super happy with the day’s alternative…Primal Coconut Raspberry Muffins. I made them earlier this week to test them out and then again last night. They are delicious and two muffins before class was perfect. Next up I hope to make something similar to my fave LaraBar, which is Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.

The muffin recipe was sourced from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations. I added walnuts to mine. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

11 Comments

  • Candy

    Could I change out the raspberry for chocolate chips and it work? My fav is the Luna Chocolate Dipped Coconut bar that’s why I’m asking.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tiffany.washko Tiffany Washko

      I would add shredded coconut and chips if it were me. :)

  • Abigail

    I love the Key Lime Pie Larabars. Mmmm. Must be my Florida-girl roots.

    Where do you find the cheapest coconut flour?

    • http://www.facebook.com/tiffany.washko Tiffany Washko

      I get mine from Tropical Traditions: http://bit.ly/PYHrII

  • http://www.facebook.com/molly.orendorff Molly Orendorff

    I’ve made something similar to LaraBars…just put walnuts, soaked dates, cocoa powder, and a smidge of vanilla in a food processor and pulse until it starts rolling up…then roll/smash/whatever you want with it! :) I also rolled them in shredded coconut after one time–delicious! :) You could probably make almost all of the LaraBar flavors that way…

  • http://www.facebook.com/molly.orendorff Molly Orendorff

    I’ve made something similar to LaraBars…just put walnuts, soaked dates, cocoa powder, and a smidge of vanilla in a food processor and pulse until it starts rolling up…then roll/smash/whatever you want with it! :)  I also rolled them in shredded coconut after one time–delicious! :)  You could probably make almost all of the LaraBar flavors that way… 

  • Sarah Jess

    Found a great paleo “snack cake” recipe that uses up both bananas and zucchini: 
    http://hip2save.com/2012/04/02/gluten-free-zucchini-banana-bread-recipe/  Makes a dense, moist cake that our kids love, too. (I use maple syrup, only 1/4 c.) 
    It isn’t peanut butter chocolate chip, but it’s good!

    • http://www.facebook.com/tiffany.washko Tiffany Washko

      Gotta try it! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Debbie Ross

    I understand the whole lara bar saga.  My boys love them and I feel as you that we need to drop them out of the diet.  It is sad that they are supporting the GMO’s.  This recipe looks great!  Thanks for sharing.

  • carpet cleaner

    The Raspberry muffins look amazing i must try these..Great blog by the way

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