Sweet Cinnamon Buns!

This recipe graciously stolen from comfybelly.com.

The Goods
Muffin Goods

1/2 cup SCD yogurt
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Cinnamon Topping Goods

2 Tbs. cinnamon
4 Tbs. honey
2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted (coconut butter will work too)

The Gettin’
1. Preheat oven to 310 degrees F.
2. Combine all the muffin ingredients and blend well (we used food processor, but hand is great too).
3. Place cupcake liners in a baking pan, and fill the liners halfway with batter.
3. Blend all the topping ingredients well with fork.
4. Add about a tablespoon of topping to the center of each muffin.
5. Place another scoop of batter on top of each muffin until the batter just about reaches the top.
6. Evenly distribute the remaining topping over the top of each muffin. Optionally, use a toothpick to poke at the top of each muffin to allow some topping to drip into the batter.
7. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick placed in the center of a muffin comes out clean and the tops are starting to brown.

The Take
They are moist, flavorful, and glamorous!  These buns are better than J. Lo’s!  THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!  The most amazing part to me is that if you handed these muffins to a friend, they would have no clue they were made with the nontraditional ingredients.  if you like cinnamon, you’re just gonna die.

Total Time: 55 minutes
Prep –  30 minutes
Cook–  25 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Level: Easy

Garlic and Citrus Chicken

The following dish was inspired by both ComfyBelly.com and Giada De Laurentiis.


The Goods
two reg. size packages of chicken, or one large: thighs and wingettes
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 orange, quartered
1 lemon, quartered
3 garlic cloves, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano leaves

The Gettin’
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Wash and dry chicken pieces.
3. Place chicken in a baking dish.
4. Brush extra virgin olive oil on each piece (both sides).
5. Liberally salt and pepper both sides of each chicken piece.
6. Squeeze the 1 quartered lemon and 1 quartered orange over the chicken pieces, toss in the lemon and orange pieces.
7. Sprinkle 3 chopped garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh oregano leaves.
8. Place in the oven for 55 minutes or until the skin is crispy and browned.

The Take:
Boy, was this good!  I was expecting a dry, overcooked chicken (we kept it in longer to brown the skin), but the chicken exploded with flavor!  It really soaked up that citrus.

Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Prep – 30 minutes
Cook– 55 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy