Coconut Flour Muffins, are my favorite thing to bake. I’m always changing the recipe, depending on what I have on hand, and which fruits are available.
The Basic Recipe is as follows:
- 1/4th cup of coconut flour
- 1/4th teaspoon of baking powder(preferably the non-aluminum type)
- 1/4th cup of coconut milk, or regular milk
- 2-3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil/Butter melted (I almost always use both)
- 3 eggs
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl mix together eggs, coconut oil/butter and milk. Next add in the coconut flour, baking powder, salt and mix together, then add in whatever else you like, applesauce, shredded coconut, vanilla extract, fruit, chocolate. Once mixed place into muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes. The recipe makes 6-7 muffins. Since every oven is different though, if it’s your first time making them check them after 15 minutes. Once they are starting to brown on the edges, pull them out.
Apple-Cherry Persimmon. My latest coconut flour muffins had apples, persimmons and cherries. I used 3/4th of an apple diced, 1 Fuyu persimmon diced, and for the cherries/coconut milk, I make coconut milk fruit ice cubes that I snack on, last time I mixed the coconut milk with frozen cherries. So I pulled out 3 coconut milk ice cubes and added them. I then used 1/4th a teaspoon or so of pumpkin pie spice, a small handful of shredded coconut, a teaspoon of of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Figgy Muffins- 8 small figs or 3-4 small ones, 1/4th cup of applesauce, 1/4th a teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 1/2 t of balsamic vinegar, a teaspoon of vanilla and freshly grated nutmeg.
Pumpkin Muffins- 6-8 ounces of pumpkin, 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, teaspoon of vanilla, 1-2 T of maple syrup, or honey. These would be good with dark chocolate and/or dried cranberries, I purchase a dark chocolate bar and slice it up and add it in, last time I made these I added bacon(no chocolate) and that was a good mixture.
Banana Chocolate Muffins. Use 1-2 ripe bananas depending on how sweet you want them, chop up some dark chocolate and mix it together with a little vanilla, and maybe some nutmeg or cinnamon.
Some other things you could try are adding in are: 8 ounces of fresh or frozen(0rganic) fruit such as cherries, blueberries, blackberries or a mix of berries. You can make a savory muffin by adding a little more salt and use some herbs such as: rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, or anything else you think might be tasty.