Okay, I know I titled this delicious frosting as a muffin frosting, but it really can be used as a topping for just about any baked good. I just called it a muffing frosting, because it goes SO well with my Gluten Free Carrot Zucchini Muffins! At any rate, this stuff is DELICIOUS!
I make this with goat cheese, simply because goat cheese is better for humans than cow’s milk cheeses. This is because goat’s milk is the closest in makeup to human milk than any of the mammal’s milk out there. Hence, it tends to be easier on digestion, absorption, etc. On top of that, goat cheese holds several other health benefits, which are as follows:
- Provides the body with some healthy fats. Though cow’s milk cheese and goat’s milk cheese have about the same amount of fat in them, the fat globules found in goat milk are smaller, which makes them easier to digest. Furthermore, in comparison to cow’s milk, goat’s milk has a higher proportion of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), including caproic acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid. These acids also have anitbacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
- Goat cheese is a good source of protein and calcium, which are great for healthy bones and soft tissue. Furthermore, when we consume more calcium in our diet along with vitamin D from both the sun an foods, this increases our ability to regulate glucose metabolism and stave off cancer diabetes, and heart disease.
- Goat cheese provides a decent amount of probiotics. For those of you wondering, probiotics are healthy bacteria that lives within the body and helps to maintain homeostasis within the digestive system, reproductive system, and many other areas. Probiotics also help to keep any bad bacteria in check by crowding them out.
- Goat cheese contains beneficial vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins, copper, phosphorus, and some iron. All these vitamins and minerals help with absorption of nutrients that we take in as well as keeping our skeletal system, hormone production, and red blood cell production healthy.
- For people with sensitivities to dairy, goat cheese may still be an option. As mentioned earlier, goat milk is closer in composition to human milk than any other form of milk out there. Furthermore, goat milk is lower in lactose, or milk sugars, than cow milk, and lactose is one of the leading causes of dairy sensitivities in people. Lastly, cow milk contains A1 casein can contribute to problems such as gastrointestinal distress, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s, leaky gut, acne and eczema, whereas goat milk contains A2 casein which is less inflammatory and less likely to cause an intolerance.
You can see why I often opt for goat milk over cow milk in my recipes. However, if you are not sensitive to cow milk/cheese, and you don’t like the taste of goat milk/cheese (like my husband), then you can easily swap the goat cheese in this recipe for cream cheese – it will be a little less tangy, but still just as delicious.
ALMOND CHEESECAKE MUFFIN FROSTING
- 2 Tbsp. goat cheese (or 3 Tbsp. cream cheese)
- 4 Tbsp. smooth almond butter
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. alcohol free vanilla
- 1 Tbsp. honey
Place all of the frosting ingredients in a bowl and mix until completely combined and smooth.
Spread on a baked good of your choice, and Enjoy! 😃