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 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.