What’s Inside: Missing bread on AIP? Try an easy microwavable AIP English Muffin that takes just 3-minutes and 7 simple, AIP-compliant ingredients. The result is a crisp exterior and chewy middle, perfect for slicing up and topping with your favorite shmear.
AIP Baking can be a major buzzkill – yeah I said it. Not being able to use eggs or certain flours can certainly present a challenge. Well, I was up for it this time around because I had some amazing summer jams in my possession and couldn’t think straight until I had an English muffin to top it with. Sometimes you just need some kind of bread when you’re on AIP!
This paleo AIP English Muffin takes just 3 (or so) minutes to make in the microwave and needs only 7-ingredients.
Note: Everyone’s microwave is different, so I suggest using it on HIGH and setting the timer to 3 minutes and checking 30 seconds ahead of time to see how it’s doing! Alternatively, you might need 3-4 minutes if your microwave isn’t as powerful.
The result is a crispy, chewy muffin – perfect for topping off with a little fresh jam, ghee (AIP reintroduction), or some coconut yogurt (as a cream cheese replacer)!
As it turns out, using a microwave isn’t any more harmful than other cooking methods, and foods cooked in a microwave may actually retain more nutrients and contain fewer carcinogens than other common forms of cooking. As long as the microwave oven isn’t damaged, there’s truly no scientific reason to fear or avoid microwaves. (source)
If you don’t own a microwave or would prefer to try the oven, one of my readers below tested it out at 350f degrees for 30 minutes and had a great result! I still prefer the microwave for the texture, however.
Since eggs and other traditional Paleo egg replacers like flax meal or chia seeds aren’t AIP-friendly, I tried applesauce! Gelatin eggs seem to be a go-to for AIP baking, but I’m not quite smitten. The reason I made these without “gelatin eggs”, is because…
Using coconut milk and applesauce really did the trick, making this a vegan English muffin while we are at it – #allthefrees.
As for equipment, I recommend a small 3 or 4-inch ramekin for the perfect shape and size! This is the one I use.
My favorite AIP-friendly topping shown in these photos is none other than unsweetened coconut yogurt and my homemade strawberry jam that’s easy and lightly sweet.
Here are some more shmear ideas:
I’d love to hear what you put on yours below!
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Tip: I always recommend starting savory for breakfast (meaning to have a low-sugar breakfast), for optimal energy levels, more balanced blood sugar, and better digestion. Serving this alongside some great protein, topped with fat would be a lovely complement to your breakfast routine here and there!
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