MuffinElse is a Texas-based family owned business. Like you, we just love muffins. However, eating muffins and keeping a healthy and active lifestyle often do not go together. Not to mention it takes time to prepare a muffin, and sometimes all you want is a fresh, warm and yummy muffin.
And so did we!
So we set on a mission to create a muffin that you can make quickly (in less than 2 minutes) yet without compromising on the quality of the ingredients… After months of research, our muffins came to life – a healthy and yummy muffin, that is Paleo, soy free, dairy free, in which every ingredient has been carefully selected, and it takes less than 2 minutes to prepare. And most of all, it comes in 3 different yummy flavors!
[toggles title=”Nutty Maple”]The Nutty Maple is where everything started. This is the original MuffinElse muffin. It has just the right balance of maple syrup and walnuts. Its flavor is right yet gives you enough room to customize it to your preference. Some fans tell us that spreading almond butter on top just when it’s out of the microwave makes it heavenly.[/toggles]
[toggles title=”Double Chocolate”]The Double Chocolate muffin is made with pure Peruvian cocoa and cocoa nibs. This moist and flavorful muffin captures the delicious duo in an exquisite combination that will enrich your love for chocolate. Not your typical chocolate muffin, this muffin is just sweet enough to be your on-the-go snack and keep your sweet-tooth happy.[/toggles]
[toggles title=”Cinnamon Rising”]The Cinnamon Rising muffin does not need a special introduction – a classic combination of cinnamon and raisins makes this one everyone’s favorite muffin. The smell of cinnamon spreading throughout the house will have you devour this muffin as soon as it comes out of the microwave.[/toggles]
[toggles title=”Paleo Pancake Mix”]These heavenly tasting pancakes are super easy to make. Just add water to the mix and make on a non-stick pan or griddle. No need to add oil, eggs, or anything else.
For variety, add fresh berries, chopped nuts or even dark chocolate chips to personalize your pancakes.
Are you a waffles lover? We got your back. Follow the exact same instructions and make in a pre-heated waffle maker.[/toggles]
Keeping a Paleo diet is a challenge. Even more when trying to make meal plans for a family and survive throughout the day without falling for the temptations that are all around. After trying everything on the market, Shira decided to give it a try and make her own special treat. During the process of trial and error she suddenly realized she just came up with a whole new type of Paleo treat!
And so MuffinElse was born.
After a year of eating a lot (!!) of Paleo muffins while perfecting the formula, MuffinElse was ready to be introduced to the world.
MuffinElse is a Texas-based family owned business with a mission - to enable people to indulge in a healthy way - by creating a healthy snack that you can prepare quickly yet without compromising on the quality of the ingredients.
MuffinElse paleo muffins are soy free, dairy free and grain free and it takes less than 2 minutes to prepare.
We spent significant time sourcing our ingredients, to make sure they are all natural, high quality and fit the needs of our muffins. Since we care so much about high quality, we wanted to be sure our ingredients don't have any hidden additives or preservatives.
We use blanched almond flour. Our almond flour is non-GMO, certified gluten-free and ultra-finely ground. Our almonds are US grown (California) and the flour is prepared with no chemicals, no additives and no fillers whatsoever.
How it's made - The process of creating the almond flour starts with high quality almonds. Then the almonds are stripped off of their skin and carefully and finely ground into a white high quality flour.
Coconut flour is a great alternative for wheat flour. We use only organic coconut flour, that is also naturally gluten free. Coconut flour is high in fiber and is considered a complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index. Our coconut flour is unsweetened and contains no sulfites or any other additives whatsoever.
How it's made - Dried coconuts are being separated of their meat which is then removed of the fat and finally grounded into a fine flour.
Our maple syrup is certified organic and it comes from the hills of New Hampshire near the Connecticut river. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that contains naturally occurring minerals such as potassium and is sodium free. Unlike highly processed white sugar, our maple syrup is pure and contains no additives or preservatives whatsoever.
How it's made - Maple syrup is a natural sap harvested from maple trees. Check out this fascinating video that shows the harvesting process in details. Our maple syrup is then dried and finely ground into powder.
Eggs are a key ingredient in our recipe and they contribute to the total protein amount in the muffin. We use powdered whole eggs that contain no additives, fillers, preservatives or any other types of chemicals (such as anti-caking agents). Just whole eggs in a different form.
How it's made - Our whole egg powder is made out of fresh, natural & organic eggs, that are freeze dried and then finely ground.
Cream of Tartar
Cream of tartar is a naturally occurring crystalline byproduct of wine production and it is often used in baking. We prefer using cream of tartar as it gives our muffins a nice and fluffy texture. Another reason is the fact that it is a natural ingredient as opposed to the common baking powder that has different chemicals in it, including different starches that we really try to avoid.
How it's made - Cream of tartar crystals naturally form in wine barrels after the wine-making process. The crystals are then scraped off the barrels and ground into the cream of tartar powder we use.
Also known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda is a popular ingredient in cooking and baking. Baking soda is a natural mineral and it has been used in kitchens throughout the world since ancient times.
How it's made - Baking soda is found in spring water. Natural deposits of the mineral occur naturally in the Green River Formation near the Rocky mountains.
What's the best way to prepare my muffin?
Answer: Well, it is so simple - just add water in a coffee mug and microwave for 90 seconds. That's it!
How much water shall I add to the mix?
Answer: The recommended amount is about 4 measuring tablespoons or 1/4 measuring cup of water. Note that the resulting texture may vary based on the amount of water you use, your microwave power or the coffee mug. We recommend that you note to yourself the amount of water you use when making your first muffin. If the outcome is too moist, then just use a little less water with your next muffin, or microwave for an extra 5-10 seconds. If it's too dry, add a little bit of water. In any case, we promise that the muffin will always taste heavenly :)
What size coffee mug shall I use?
Answer: We recommend using a 13-15oz mug. When heated in the microwave, the batter rises to about 3 times the original height and then settles down into a yummy muffin. Using a large enough coffee mug will ensure nothing spills out in the process.
Does it matter if the water is cold, warm or hot?
Answer: Nope. It works just fine with tap water.
My muffins don't come out exactly like yours. What shall I do?
Answer: There are 3 things you can do to improve the muffin's texture. If your muffins are too moist, you may try either of the three (but not all together) Change the amount of water - use a bit less water for a dryer texture Change the microwave duration - microwave for an extra 5-10 seconds for a bit of extra fluffiness Change the size of coffee mug - a wider mug will make a dryer texture
Does your product contain nuts?
Answer: Yes, all of our muffins use almond flour and coconut flour. Additionally you will find walnuts in the Nutty Maple and pecans in the Pecan Clover.
Does your product contain eggs?
Answer: Yes, all of our muffins contain whole organic eggs.
Does your product contain gluten?
Answer: We use ingredients that are naturally gluten free. However at this point our products are not gluten free certified.
How can you claim that your product is Paleo if you need to use a microwave to prepare it?
Answer: Well, for a starter, cavemen did not have internet either, yet we still use it, right? :) But the real answer is that, believe it or not, microwave cooking is in many cases better for you than oven baking or even steaming. Main reason is that microwaving is one of the most healthful ways to cook your food while keeping most of its nutritional value. This has been long ago proven over multiple studies. Here's another good read about the subject. See what the Paleo Mom has to say about this topic. Bottom line, we think that Paleo needs to be healthy but also practical, and as long you are using your microwave in a safe way and with the right tools, then you should not fear of it. And if this is not yet good enough, you can always make yourself Paleo pancakes using the same muffin mix!
Can I make your muffins in a regular oven?
Answer: MuffinElse muffins were designed for the microwave. Our muffins come in single serving packets and serve a specific need - have a freshly made muffin whenever you want one, no special preparations needed. Because sometimes you just want a muffin ;-) But stay tuned to our blog and social media since we always come with new fresh ideas on how to improve the muffins or even how to make Paleo pancakes with the same muffin mix!!
Where can I buy your muffins?
Answer: We sell mostly online, but we often attend fitness events. We recommend signing up to our newsletter and following us on social media to find out where next we are going to participate. We also sell here: Wild Mountain Paleo Market Amazon Erma's Nutrition Center
What happens if I don't like the muffins I already purchased?
Answer: We're sorry you feel this way :( We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase and really hope that you enjoy the muffins as much as we do. Should you happen to not like the product for any reason, please contact us at email@example.com and we will fully refund your purchase.
Can I choose the Pick Up option for shipping?
Answer: If you are able to pick up your purchase in person, we will not charge any shipping. However, you will need to be able to come to Plano, TX to pick it up. Otherwise, please choose one of the other shipping options.
Do you ship internationally?
Answer: Unfortunately, at this point we can only ship within the United States.
When will I receive the muffins I ordered?
Answer: We are making every effort to ship out purchases as soon as possible. All purchases received before noon Central Time, will be shipped out using United States Postal Services the same day. However, we will still make the effort to ship out purchases received until 4pm Central Time but cannot guarantee same day shipment in this case. We normally use First Class Mail or Priority Mail (2-day) depending on availability, affordability and the type of shipment you choose during the checkout process. If you have any question about your shipment, don't hesitate to contact us.
Do you offer wholesale pricing for large quantities?
Answer: Yes we do. Please contact us for more details.
About Us :
Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets. Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.
100% of Paleo Foundation revenue is generated through certifications. We do not accept donations, corporate sponsorships, or financially benefit from the sales of any certified products, product giveaways, or partnerships with industry contacts or retailers for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of an impartial certification standard.
Each certification program has a different set of standards. Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products. Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.
Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues. All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program.
The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation. Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.
The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.