I’m “KISS-ING” it today. Meaning Keep It Simple Stupid Silly.
Why? Because I can. LOL. No really. I can. Blogging doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be a way to share by doing just this. Keeping it simple SILLY. I constantly have to remind myself of this too!
Write for purpose and a for pleasure
Write for YOU and a little for others
Write a LITTLE and don’t worry a LOT
Write what’s REAL, not what’s…. NOT?
God’s word this morning. Kinda blew my mind. This quote.
“When you begin to understand and live out the eternal truth that you are loved, planned, wanted and chosen by God, His perfect plan and highest purpose will naturally unfold before you each day. Remember, in His eyes, you are special and His plan for your life is simply for you to get good at being you.”
Goodness that’s good. For the full devotional, go HERE.
Simple Workout. Really. 3 moves, and some HIIT. Done.
Then there’s food.
Did you know it was National Celiac Awareness day? Let’s celebrate! Eat Gluten free tonight or the rest of the week.
Thanks to great companies for making quality gluten free food! Love Grown Granola, Udi’s Bakery, Erewhone (attune foods) cereal, and uh… HEALTHY BITES. Tee hee. Lots of other great companies out there, but these are just a few of my favorites.
And last, a recipe. A grain free recipe in honor of Celiac Awareness Day! Yes, it’s the fig coconut muffins. I finally got around to posting it. Sheeesh!
Fig Coconut Muffins (Grain Free)Print
Fig Coconut Muffins (Grain Free)
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
Fig and Coconut Muffins (Grain Free)
- ½ cup almond meal
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup protein powder
- 2 extra ripe fresh figs (i used frozen ones and thawed them out)
- ½ cup almond milk (or other milk)
- 1 egg
- 2 egg whites
- coconut extract (optional)
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp greek yogurt or applesauce (optional if you want them extra moist)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- vanilla extra or vanilla stevia (½ teaspoon or so)
- Smash your figs up or blend them up then place in a small bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, combine your dry ingredients, then slowly mix in your egg, milk, and optional yogurt.
- Beat or mix well. Finally add in your mashed fig and coconut shreds. Mix again thorough. Batter will be a little lumpy but thats okay. It’s mostly the coconut shreds and fig pieces.
- Spoon into oiled muffin pan
- Bake at 350F for 15-17 minutes, depending on your oven.
- Let cool then enjoy!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: snack
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: muffins, grain free, gluten free, fig muffins
What are you “KISS-ing” today?
Heather, I know you can relate to this. LOL.
Ooh nice recipe friend! Love figs :-)! What am I Keeping Simple??!! Hmmm…. trying to do that with life but oh so hard LOL! Thanks for the devotional… love them & you for them 😀
Eva @ committed2nutrition
This recipe looks bomb! thanks so much for sharing. and it looks easy enough for my cooking skillz.. ha. I often get intimidated by recipe’s, lol. I love KISS!! For me last night, it was making lean burgers on the shove for me the boy..simple and good, and a very satisfying dinner! Hope you are having a great weekend!
yes! and those are often the best meals together. Simple and healthy!
Kristy @ Southern In-Law
I am always KISS-ing! Not only is KISS my initials (I know, my parents are awesome) it’s actually my business name because I wanted to remind myself that working with clients doesn’t have to be so complicated. Many people think that freelance writers are a pain because you can’t watch over them, but I’m showing clients every day that when you KISS, you get the best results! 🙂
I am loving coconut at the moment, so that muffin recipe sounds incredible! I’ll have to try it with dates!
oh i love this! You are KISSed every day. Hope you get to KISS your man soon too.
Let me see… I kept my workout simple today. Yoga! Yay!! It was kind of a requirement though because it was 108 degrees here today, yikes!!
Thanks a bunch for the yummy recipe, I will be trying them out for sure! My FIL has a fig tree, yippee!
Hope you’re doing awesome girl : ) Your partner in crime,
yea for yoga. And good thing you have a fabulous FIL. Fig trees are heavenly.
now, about this 108F?? Is that in CA??
Yes mam! Crazy, huh?
Oh baby, these muffins look delicious! I need to get some figs.
I definitely need to start KISS in every aspect in my life…no more stressing over the small things!
i think you are kissing it! Look at what you’ve been doing, simplifying your mind. Love it.
I love that devotional. Just focus on being you. I was reading a bit of She Reads Truth and yesterday part of the message was about focusing on yourself and not comparing to others.
Love you lady! <3 <3 <3
yes, it’s simple yet we have a hard time embracing it. Love you too lady!
She Rocks Fitness
10 miles in the sun on the pavement with music, my running shoes, and my body! Love running because it’s SIMPLE! Happy Friday and have a great weekend! xoxo
Paige @ Your Trainer Paige
Honestly I love keeping my strength workouts simple sometimes! Today mine was Barbell squats (4×8) Band-assisted chin ups (4×8) and push ups (3×10.)
see, another reason we need to be neighbors ! #workoutbuddies
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
I love KISS-ing. I mean… 🙂
Thanks for always reminding me to keep it simple. And these muffins? Look glorious. What could I sub for the almond meal in the recipe?
you can use any other flour no prob. Or even oats! let me know if you try it christine
“get good at being you” simple yet so powerful! We may not be able to move mountains but we can be the best us that we can possibly be. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! It’s the weekend. Yay!
i know, this hit me hard. Focusing on loving the YOU GOD created you to be. AMEN!
You know, I should try baking with figs. What a great way to add sweetness to baked goods!
oh my goodness, yea! it’s delicious! Go for it Rach.
Beth @ Miles and Trials
I am keeping it simple by trying to focus in the moment today. I’m going to dinner with a friend I haven’t seen in a long time and looking forward to simply spending time with her.
Thanks for the link to the girlfriends in God website. I signed up to get their daily devotions. Their site looks great.
yes, that time is precious, so simple! Enjoy friend. and ENJOY friendship.
the delicate place
i’m keeping my thoughts simple today. not over thinking anything and just enjoying my productive day at work and then rehearsal dinner for my little brother tonight (he’s getting married tomorrow!). i will enjoy drinks and a nice big steak dinner at the restaurant later tonight 🙂
savor it! Savor the downtime with family, the meal, the atmosphere. Rest and enjoy friend.
I’m gonna miss figsssss!
me too! especially with bacon or goat cheese. sigh
Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
I love coconut flour- and figs! Do you buy yours frozen or freeze them yourself??
I have yet to ever buy/use almond meal/flour but just keep seeing it everywhere. I’ve certainly “accidentally” made it before though- from a former failed attempt at almond butter. 🙂
my friend gave me a massive amount of figs from her tree and i frozen them. they were perfect for this recipe. And you can easily make almond meal with just almonds. I do it all the time. Or you can use regular flour, no prob. Heck, i’d use ground oats too!
That quote is so perfect! Beautiful. Recipe= printed. Thank you for sharing the grain-free goodies!! 🙂
let me know if you try it!
Love KISS! I need to apply it across the board to my life!
haha, me too! I need to KISS my life every waking moment
Aw. LOVE this: ‘get good at being you.’ — so simple but so true and SO easy to forget about in the chaos of our days. I need to live this way a LOT more often. Just ‘be’ versus always going, doing, moving. Simple can be a beautiful thing, huh? Thank you for this friend, always LOVE your words.
man do i forget that. I think its because we get side tracked on who we are. It’s simple, we are who GOD created us to be. Wife, Friend, Daughter, sister, and all.
danielle @ Clean food creative fitness
This recipe looks amazing!!! How perfect that I just bought figs too! Can’t wait to try them out!
you did? YEA!!! Figs are so tasty. Can’t wait for you to try this Danielle
Gah Lindsey that looks absolutely delicious. Hmmmm. Am printing that out and buying ingredients today. You know how to make a girl’s day!
i kept it simple the other day! after coming home from the farmer’s market with a basket of figs i racked my brain thinking of a recipe. then i decided to “keep it simple” and shared them with j in a bowl covered with pb. 🙂 delicious.
i will, however, need some more to make this recipe!
best combo, really. Or figs and ricotta. simple pleasures. So true friend.
figs with a coconut muffin – sold!
and oh weighted v-ups love those. the abs always shake when we do them, feels great!
and love love love that quote, speaks so many truths!
ooh man do they ever. I am sore.
Laura @ LauraLivesLife
I didn’t even know I had a holiday – its almost too late for me to celebrate! I guess I’ll have to celebrate tomorrow… And for the rest of my life…
Love the looks of that recipe!
haha, yes, you will be celebrating for life. ENjoy!
Oh yes yes yes. Those grain free goodies look a treat, I might try with a chia/flax egg? Worth a shot!
Hooray for fantastic GF food! It’s actually really easy to eat GF these days… I feel the benefits for sure…. may even convince Viper 😉
i think the chia/flax would be delicious!! Try it and let me know. and hoooray for viper!
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
You know what? I just hit publish on my last post and was couldn’t help but be a bit proud of myself for just…WRITING! Not worrying, not overthinking, just popping in to share some stuff I really wanted to get out! It’s crazy sometimes the things I can create stress over and blogging does NOT have to be one of them!
Oh how these muffins are calling my name! But I need to restock on coconut flour first! I’m totally hoarding the last like cup that I have! Lol
i read it with such JOY! You are why i read your blog. YOur character, your love for life, your humor. and yes, your AMAZING FOOD> purposeful indeed friend!
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
I want those muffins!! They look amazing! I need to KISS every aspect of my life right now! lol.. I’m going to.. starting now!
you should have started weeks ago! you need it. HUGS!
I did some kissing earlier this week 🙂 but i had a full of gluten dinner…pizza 🙁 had a terrible week but a convo with your hubby and reading this post made me smile.
i heard!! You need to come here so we can spoil you and make you rest. K?
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
My whole like is about KISS!!! Everything we do is all about not sweating the small stuff. Today, I’m not letting crap get on my nerves…or at least I’m trying. Those muffins…YUM!
Tony and I have laughed all day at Celiac Awareness Day…we are so aware of it! We celebrated too! I mean you have to have fun with it, right?!
yes, i know. I think we are OVERLY AWARE! LOL! but now i am OVERLY sharing it. tee hee. oh love you friend. go eat brownies!
OMG those muffins..those look unreal!!
go long, i’ll pass you some. tee hee
I’m actually thinking I might have to go out and buy figs so I can make these NOW! such a treat to be done all my workouts by 6pm…annnd it is Celiac Awareness day! 🙂
oh man oh man do you need this. It’s like heaven with pb and coffee. Just sayin
if it’s a vehicle for peanut butter and goes with coffee it has my name written all over it!! didn’t get to it last night, but this weekend for sure!
MUST. MAKE. THESE.
Can you believe I’ve never had a fig?? This needs to change, I keep seeing them EVERYWHERE!!! 😀
WHAT??!?!? Come get some ASAP! you’ll love them with cottage cheese or nut butter too.
LOVE your KISS post today! LOVE the devotional, that is indeed perfect perfect perfect! And fig muffins, wow, drool. Can I just pay you to make those for me and put them in my next batch of healthy bites? not kidding. Seriously!
um yes, i so will! for reals! and can you please come earlier? We need to meet!
Those muffins look soooo yummy! And now I have a recipe that I can use the figs from my tree for 🙂 Thank you!
yes, do it!!! report back
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
Mmmm… figs. I bet the texture is awesome with that coconut flour.
I’m kissing… a lot of frogs… LOL!
frogs? oh no. At least its protein. LOL
Heather (Where's the Beach)
I need to take my own KISS advice from the other day.
do it! hugs friend.