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Gluten free ‘caveman’ muffins packed with fruity goodness

Health and fitness expert Lee-Anne Wann, says ‘the ‘caveman’ diet focuses on ‘real’ food and on avoiding highly processed, refined products. In other words, if our grandparents wouldn’t recognise or know the food item, then it might be safer to leave it on the shelf’.

Makes approximately 16 medium size muffins.

2 1/4 cups almond meal
4 eggs
1 organic apple finely chopped
1 very ripe banana
1/4 cup blue coconut oil
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 heaping tbsp cinnamon

Pre heat oven to 180
Mash the banana in the bottom of a large mixing bowl. Using a hand held chopper if you have one, finely chop apple, and add to the bowl.
Add all other ingredients and mix by hand. The batter will not be super thick, but more like a cake batter.
Using a bit more coconut oil, grease a muffin tin.
Fill the tins about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
You will know they are done when you can insert a toothpick into the middle of a muffin and it comes out clean.

Serve hot out of the oven with some butter melted on top.


  • Just good old healthy ingredients - no fuss and back to the basics
  • Gluten and sugar-free so great for the kids and diabetics
  • Coconut oil has amazing health properties including acting as a thermogenic (helps burn calories), improves energy and helps reduce stress levels
  • Cinnamon is excellent for helping blood sugar levels and curbing cravings

Lee-Anne Wann

Lee-Anne holds a degree in Natural Medicine and has extensive accreditations in health and fitness. With over 30 qualifications to ensure she is up-to-date with the latest trends, ideas and scientific research, Lee-Anne’s approach is not fad based but one that recognises that our lives are complicated and busy.

Lee-Anne is focused on helping people get back to basics when it comes to health and fitness and she’s an ecostore ambassador.

During the past six years Lee-Anne has written three health and fitness books and is currently writing her fourth book titled ‘Modern Problems – Simple Solutions’. She currently runs a private health practice, is the team nutritionist for the Vodafone Warriors and is resident health & fitness expert on both the James Coleman Radio show and Duncan Garner Drive Radio Show. Most importantly Lee-Anne has a genuine desire to deliver which ensures she keeps it real and ensures people focus on small things that can make great changes. You can follow Lee-Anne on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Yum must give these a try. Guilt free treats are a must when trying to stay healthy! I like that you can still have butter smile
    By Ahi on Wed November 27, 2013
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    I can vouch for the deliciousness of these muffins! They are super moist (which I did not expect) and completely delicious. No longer is 'health food' strictly a boring raw vege affair! smile
    By Sara on Wed November 27, 2013

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