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Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins

These low carb and paleo Apple Bacon Muffins are so fluffy, moist, delicious, and they are a perfect make-ahead breakfast! 

Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins

Guys, these muffins! I got this idea after making my apple bacon pancakes, and how much I loved them. The two flavors go together so well and I just love that combination of sweet and savory.

While pancakes are amazing, I wanted something that I can make ahead of time since mornings are when I’m the most productive and I’d rather spend that time getting some work done than in the kitchen. Enter: these Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins!

Paleo Apple Bacon MuffinsPaleo Apple Bacon Muffins

These muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, and I’ve been just toasting them in the oven in the morning and eating them with eggs. SO delicious. They are even better with a slather of grass-fed butter on them, and it’s a great go-to snack as well.

This recipe makes 6 large muffins, but you can double the recipe for a standard 12-muffin pan. I actually highly recommend you do with these Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins because you won’t regret it if you do. There’s something so delightful when apple and bacon comes together, and I’m pretty sure we all need more of it in our lives… Right? Just go make these if you agree!

Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins

5.0 from 9 reviews
Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins
 
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Serves: 6 muffins
Ingredients
  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon, fat reserved
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp bacon fat (or more coconut oil)
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ apple, cored and shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or line with muffin liners.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon slices. Crumble the bacon and set aside the fat.
  3. In large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together coconut oil, bacon fat, eggs, and maple syrup.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir together.
  6. Fold in half of the bacon bits and shredded apple into the mix.
  7. Pour the batter evenly into the muffin tins to make 6 muffins.
  8. Top the muffins with the remaining bacon bits evenly.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when you insert it into a muffin.
  10. Cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from muffin tin.

Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins (Gluten Free)

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

This healthy broiled salmon recipe takes only 5 minutes to cook, and there’s barely any prep work. Such an easy peasy weeknight meal!

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

There was a time in my life when I avoided cooking any kind of fish (unless it came in a can). Fish just seemed intimidating and complicated to me, so I only ate them at restaurants or when my mom would cook for me. It seems so silly now because I finally realize that fish is one of the easiest and the quickest meals to prepare, and they are absolutely delicious with some simple spices and a bit of acid like vinegar or lemon juice.

Salmon is my favorite and I try to cook it once a week at home. Now that it’s summer, and the temperature has been hitting the 90s consistently, I want to spend the least amount of time in the kitchen next to a heat source. This is why I love this broiled salmon because it takes 5 minutes to cook, with minimal prep work. I just put together a big raw salad as a side and we are good to go for dinner. My kind of meal.

5 Minute Broiled Salmon5 Minute Broiled Salmon

You can make this 5 minute broiled salmon in any kind of pan, but it’ll work THE BEST on a cast iron skillet. Cast iron skillets retain and distribute heat beautifully, and make the crispiest salmon skin. Some people don’t like to eat the skin, but it’s my favorite part. The husband actually thinks it’s gross, which I don’t mind at all, because I’ll happily eat his portion. More for me.

If you are looking for the easiest recipe on a weeknight, this broiled salmon recipe is a delicious choice. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you are getting a good dose of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation and keep your brain happy!

5 Minute Broiled Salmon5 Minute Broiled Salmon

5 Minute Broiled Salmon
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 1-1½ lb wild salmon filets, skin on
  • ½ tsp sea salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (omit for low-FODMAP)
  • Juice from ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. Turn oven on to broil and set the oven rack about 5-6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Heat coconut or avocado oil in a cast iron skillet (or an oven-safe non-stick pan) over high heat for 3 minutes or until the cooking surface very hot. This step is necessary if you want crispy salmon skin.
  3. In the meantime, pat dry the salmon filets.
  4. Season the skin side with ¼ tsp sea salt. Then turn over the filets so they are skin side down and season the top with the rest of the sea salt, black pepper, oregano, and garlic powder.
  5. Once ready, place the salmon filets in the skillet, skin side down. They should sizzle as they touch the skillet.
  6. Immediately move the skillet into the oven and broil for 5 minutes.**
  7. Remove from oven and squeeze lemon juice over the filets before serving.
Notes
**If your salmon is on a thicker side, you may need to extend the broil time to 6 minutes.

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5 Minute Broiled Salmon (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)

Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

You’ll want to make these sweet and savory Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes for your next brunch gathering!

Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

I’ll be honest, I don’t love pancakes. They are good from time to time, but I will always prefer something savory (eggs, always) over sweet for breakfast so I usually end up choosing something else. That is… until I made these sweet and savory apple bacon pancakes. Who knew all it took for me to love pancakes was to add some bacon in it? But let’s be real… bacon can make anything better!

Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

This recipe came to me just in time for Mother’s Day, and I’m so excited to share something that can satisfy sweet AND savory taste buds. Don’t you think that special lady in your life will love waking up to the smell of these apple bacon pancakes? I know my mom would.

Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

So if you are looking for an easy and delicious brunch recipe for the weekend, I highly recommend you try these paleo apple bacon pancakes. It has such great flavors and you can top it off with whatever you like, depending on your style.

I added a little bit of maple syrup and a pat of butter, but I think they would also be delicious with some plain yogurt, coconut cream, or even applesauce to bring out the apple flavor even more. I’m drooling just thinking about it!

Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes

5.0 from 3 reviews
Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes
 
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Serves: 12-16 pancakes
Ingredients
  • 4 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup water, or more
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large apple, shredded
  • Coconut oil, for frying
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon slices in a large pan over medium heat until crispy. Remove from heat and crumble. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix together almond meal, coconut flour, and baking soda, sea salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, water, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir together until well mixed.
  5. Fold in shredded apples and bacon bits.
  6. If the batter seems too chunky, add more water a tablespoon at a time until it's thick but not runny.
  7. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a griddle over medium low heat.
  8. Drop the pancake batter by ¼ cupfuls into the griddle and spread it out into a circle with a spatula. Cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  9. Flip and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more coconut oil to the pan to grease.
  11. Serve with maple syrup.

Paleo, Gluten Free Apple Bacon Pancakes