European Climbing Championships, Stefano Ghisolfi provisional third after Lead qualifiers

This morning Italy’s Stefano Ghisolfi placed third in the qualifications of the European Climbing Championships Lead, behind Romain Desgranges (FRA) and Domen Skofic (SLO) but ahead of Adam Ondra (CZE) and Jakob Schubert (AUT). The other Italians to qualify for tomorrow’s Semifinal at Campitello di Fassa are Michael Piccolruaz, Marcello Bombardi, Filip Schenk and Francesco Vettorata. In the women’s event Janja Garnbret (SLO) placed provisional first with two tops. Italy’s Jenny Lavarda and Laura Rogora qualified, too.

Paleo Recipe: Maple Pumpkin Muffins

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Paleo Maple Pumpkin Muffins

Maple Pumpkin Muffins

This week The Rx Review is going to give you a recipe to bake some organic, paleo and highly nutritional maple pumpkin muffins.

This recipe is certainly for anyone who craves sweet treats, that are also hearty and healthy. It’s also ideal for anyone who loves pumpkins, or even squash foods. Since pumpkin and squash are in the same family (they are both Curcubita and gourds) you could even substitute the pumpkin for squash if you want to try something a little more exotic. However, we think the pumpkin offers a more hearty and appetising final product!

Rather than bake a typical chocolate muffin which is high in refined sugar, carbohydrates and cholesterol, why not try making some maple pumpkin muffins instead?

Our recipe is very easy to follow and will ensure you have some healthy, hearty and filling muffins to show for at the end of your bake.

They go great with a coffee at the beginning or day, or even after dinner. And you also don’t have to feel too guilty having them before bed as they are quite low in sugars and carbohydrates.


  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • One and a half cups of organic pumpkin puree (or freshly cooked pumpkin puree)
  • 1 cup organic palm shortening, melted
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.

2. Using a hand mixer or wire whisk, combine the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla, eggs, melted palm shortening and mix until blended and frothy.

3. In a separate bowl, mix the coconut flour, spices, & baking powder in a large bowl, breaking up any clumps.

4. Slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture until thoroughly combined.

5. Line muffin pan with paper or grease generously. Be sure to only fill to ¾ capacity.

6. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

These maple pumpkin muffins usually take around 10 minutes of prep time and half an hour to cook. The above recipe usually serves around 10 muffins.

You can also add several amino acids, or specific daily supplements to these muffins to keep up with your dietary requirements. I often add several amino acids into my muffins as well as some protein powder at times.

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Happy baking and enjoy!

Paleo Recipe: Maple Pumpkin Muffins