Sun Dried Tomato Leek Muffins

These paleo sun dried tomato leek muffins are made with almond and coconut flour and the perfect savory snack.

We went to the county fair yesterday. I saw cows (did you know there are dairy cows the color of weimaraners? totally in love), goats, sheep, wool scarf making, chickens and pigs. There was a canine tent, a dock dog jump and a mini zoo. You could eat all the funnel cakes, hot dogs, cider donuts, gyros, pizza, cotton candy, sausage & peppers, ice cream and lemon fizz you wanted.

And what did I leave with?

Sun dried tomato leek muffins

A vitamix.

Paleo tomato leek muffins

It was the first tent I saw when we walked in and shockingly, there was hardly anyone at it. A healthy marketed blender at a fair? No idea why it wasn’t more popular.

I ate green juice samples, peach sorbets and chicken tortilla soup while I stood there procrastinating. I’m usually pretty black and white when it comes to big purchases. I either want it enough that I just buy it relatively quickly or I deem it not worth the investment and move on (little purchases are a whole other story, I’m queen of procrastinating those. Like the $12 collar I didn’t buy for Ginger yesterday even though she’s needed one for 2+ years). The vitamix for some reason though hasn’t worked that way in my mind and I either longingly covet my mother in law’s when we visit or tell myself a $500 blender is overkill and push it out of my mind.

So in the oddest of locations, under a tent, surrounded by people shoving fried, greasy food in their mouths like they’d never eat again, I finally bought one.

And because I’m a loser, I came home and actually watched the “get started” DVD.

Um, did you know this thing can make DOUGH?!

I feel like knowing that would’ve sped up my 3+ year decision making process. I pretty much have no need for the food processor or KitchenAid mixer on my counter top any more with this appliance. One of which has already been relegated to the bottom cabinet.

So while being enlightened by the DVD and paging through the baking cookbook it comes with, I decided muffins were in order.

You’re probably thinking I made them in the Vitamix and that would be fitting after this entire story but, no. I didn’t. I was too scared to have it’s virgin run be dough making. These were done the traditional way with two bowls and a spatula.

Sun dried tomato muffins with leeks

They’re hearty, savory and would’ve been so.damn.good. with bacon. Totally kicking myself for not putting some in, I highly suggest you do. They’re also paleo because I can’t stop my obsession with the texture almond flour gives baked stuff. We ate these warm, straight out of the oven with a Vitamixed smoothie on the side. Totally in love.

With the muffins and the blender.

Sun Dried Tomato Leek Muffins

Sun Dried Tomato Leek Muffins

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These paleo sun dried tomato leek muffins are made with almond and coconut flour and the perfect savory snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 large leek, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small hot pepper, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease muffin tin.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat saute leeks, tomatoes and pepper with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  4. In a separate small bowl whisk together eggs, olive oil and almond milk.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry along with leek mixture and combine with a spatula until fully incorporated.
  6. Scoop batter into muffin tins.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Let cool in tin for a few minutes before transferring to a rack.
  9. Best served warm with some butter.

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31 Comments

  1. Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life

    #jealous!! I’ve been dreaming about a Vitamix lately. I can’t wait to see all the creative ways you use it!! Maybe I can talk Dear Hubby into buying me one for Christmas :)

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  2. Yana

    These muffins go directly on my to-make-now list.

    I succumbed to the power of Vitamix about a month ago. Not only I watched the DVD, I made my husband watch with me. Very happy with this machine so far. Home made V8 juice is my favorite these days with all the tomatoes I am getting from my mother in law’s garden.

    Congratulations on this big step.

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      ha! I made mine too! He left after the 4th section though when she basically kept saying the same thing over and over.

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      1. Yana

        Mine wanted to leave but I made him stay on the reasoning that I, being mechanically challenged, can’t be trusted with expensive machinery without supervision for the first couple of times. But after two segments he repaid me by non-stop mouthing off to the TV about securing the lead. Can’t really blame him but, jokes aside, I found that watching the video helped me be less intimidated by the big scary machine.

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  3. Amanda

    Yay!! Get ready to be obsessed with the Vitamix. When I first got mine, I would load it up with ice (nothing else) and blend away just because I could. So many possibilities with that thing…

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  4. katie @KatieDid

    I literally try to avoid posts that rave about vitamixes because I know I’ll end up jealous and wanting one. Does it really take the place of a food processor because mine is totally on the fritz… on second thought please don’t answer that, thanks.

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  5. Miriam @ Bellaspire

    I love to make peach frozen yogurt in my vitamix. Peaches, milk, and splenda- that’s it!!! My vitamix has an ice cream setting and when it’s done, you can hold it upside down over your head and it won’t come out. Just like the people in the store!! I also put celery stalks, an onion (quartered), and lots of seasonings and blend. I add that to ground turkey meat and make turkey burgers. They are so flavorful. Looking forward to a new era at RTTK!!

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  6. Jesse (OutToLunchCreations)

    That is so exciting you bought a Vitamix. I REALLY want one but it is just to expensive!!! I should really just go ahead and buy one because I know I’m going to get one eventually and I might as well get it now so I can enjoy it!

    The muffins also look great, savory muffins are so much fun!

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  7. Kim@hungryhealthygirl

    You lucky duck!! I want a vitamix so bad. I think I may put it on my Christmas wish list and see what happens. These muffins look like the perfect thing to go with soup or stew. I’m lovin’ almond flour too.

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  8. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    Woah these look amazing, I have been dreaming of a savory muffin for a while now. Been wanting to do something with all of my zucchini and carrots. I think I am gonna have to use this recipe as my base, these sound and look amazing. I’ll let ya know how they come out. Thanks for the inspiration.
    BTW I am insanely jealous of your vitamix, I have wanted one for so long now. Gonna have to dream a little longer :) Enjoy yours, can’t wait to see everything that you make with it.

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  9. lauren @ the talking kitchen

    yayaya! can I seriously say congrats on getting a vitamix! is that weird?! no, it’s not. they are awesome… dough?! shooo maybe I shoulda watched the video too, though I did spend an unreasonably amount of time reviewing the cookbook and actually did some research before buying one. ok, that’s a lie, it was just evidence to convince the hubs. :)

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  10. Julie @ Table for Two

    ooo sundried tomatoes and leeks are a great combination together – sounds like a great breakfast muffin to me! i’m dying for a vitamix, if i don’t get one for my wedding, i’m totally diving in and buying one myself!

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  11. Born27

    Peaches, milk, and splenda- that’s it!!! My vitamix has an ice cream setting and when it’s done, you can hold it upside down over your head and it won’t come out. Just like the people in the store!!

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  12. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    A vitamix from a fair – I have an imaginary image of this situation running through my head where you see a cartoon horror show of fat, fried greased mouth people chasing after you like zombies and the only salvation is the purchase of this blender. Which is a really good one – imaginary cartoon nightmare and an even better purchase. I approve.

    And the inexpensive purchase procrastination – I have that too. But don’t worry I’d drop 700 on a new lens for my camera in a heartbeat.

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Minus the zombie chasing part, the rest of that nightmare is pretty spot on. So much greasy gross food (which, admittedly smells delicious) and nasty people gorging themselves on it!

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  15. Linda

    Assume the 1/4 sun dried tomatoes is 1/4 CUP? About to make these right now and using chives instead of the leek as I couldnt get a nice one :( also making half just olive as one of my kids can’t eat tomatoes. They look so good!

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