These Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Maple Walnut Muffins are high in protein, low in carbs, and very easy to make!
Yes, I have another muffin recipe for you! I find that muffins make great healthful snacks! Keep them on hand at home and take them with you when you travel. These maple walnut muffins are another variation on the coconut and egg based muffins that I find so ideal. They’re great for most diets, whether restricted or not.
Nutritional Benefits of Maple Syrup
In the post on Maple Glazed Carrots with Pecans, I told you about my love of maple syrup. Where I live, farmers tap maple trees for their sap early in the spring. Then they boil it down to evaporate the water, leaving the delicious, sweet syrup. That’s the only processing involved! According to Pure Canada Maple, pure maple syrup contains over 63 antioxidants. It’s also a good source of zinc and manganese. Maple syrup is a sugar, and we should be cautious with any sweetener. However, Authority Nutrition calls maple syrup a better choice than refined sugar. Maple syrup has a slightly lower glycemic index than that of table sugar. So, a little maple syrup adds some sweetness and that amazing maple flavour to these muffins. Just be sure to use pure maple syrup for the nutritional benefits.
Nutritional Benefits of the Walnut
Walnuts are an excellent source of plant-based omega-3 fats, rare and powerful antioxidants, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin. According to Dr. Mercola, eating about seven shelled walnuts per day will help to reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. They aid in weight control, reproductive health in men, and brain health.
Gluten-free, Dairy-free Maple Walnuts Muffins
The video on Allergy Friendly Chocolate Chip Muffins shows how easy these muffins are to make. Some of the ingredients have changed, but the method is the same. These Gluten-free, Dairy-free Maple Walnut Muffins are ideal for whipping up quickly when you want a fresh, delicious snack!