Pemmican aka “Mommy’s Meat Muffins.”

It’s probably been a good 15-20 years since the last time I ate red or white meat (with the exception of a slice of bacon here and there), so I have to admit the idea of eating meat has been a bit weird. Regardless, I have come to believe that I need to include more protein in my diet, and the sound of Pemmican — a Native American “energy bar” of sorts — appealed to me.


Ground beef, buffalo or turkey (grass fed)
Berries (cranberries, blueberries, cherries etc)
Coconut oil
Honey (optional)


1. Form the raw ground meat into meatballs, flatten as thin as possible and dehydrate at 115F degrees till bone dry.
2. Puree berries and spread out to a thin layer. Dehydrate till dry.
3. Using a blender or food processor, process dried meat and berries till they form a powder.
4. In a bowl, add melted coconut oil and honey till moist.
5. Transfer to muffin tins. Pack down well.
6. Refrigerate.


This post is part of GAPS Friendly Friday over at The Liberated Kitchen.

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