True Food's Carrot-Banana Muffins
True Food Kitchen is a restaurant chain that wants you to "feel better, live longer, and make your mouth happy in the process." I'm 100% on board with this philosophy, and while I haven't had a chance to actually eat (yet) at one of their restaurants, I did obtain a copy of their book True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure. It's loaded with recipes that focus on Dr. Weil's Anti-inflammatory Diet approach (worth a read if you aren't familiar) and incorporates cooking methods and ingredients from Mediterranean and traditional Asian cuisines.
Lately I've been craving a different breakfast option for the work week that feels a little more substantial than my go-to Greek Yogurt or Green Smoothie. So when I found this recipe for Carrot-Banana Muffins, I was eager to give them a try.
The muffins actually call for almond meal instead of regular flour, which means they are gluten free and paleo friendly. I usually equate those things to baked goods that taste like cardboard, but I promise that these taste as good as they are for you. Served warm with a pat of butter (I may have gotten carried away with the butter), they only feel sinful. And because they are loaded with protein and fiber, you won't find yourself searching for a snack before lunch time. The true test of a great recipe? Your coworkers. After bringing these bad boys into the office to share, all week I was prodded with, "Got any more of those muffins?" Lucky for them, I did.