Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour is derived from the fiber of the coconut meat after most of the oil has been extracted to make Virgin Coconut Oil. It is certified organic, gluten-free, unsweetened and untreated. It is high in dietary fiber and protein, making it a great substitute for traditional grains or wheat-based recipes. And because is contains natural sugar from the coconut meat, you'll need less sugar added to your recipes!
After perusing a number of recipes, I decided to make some fruit-filled muffins as a breakfast treat for Nate and I.
Gluten Free Strawberry Coconut Muffins
Servings: 6-12 muffins
Preparation: 10 minutes
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 6 eggs
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen, chopped
In a small bowl, combine coconut flour, salt and baking soda.
In a large bowl mix the eggs, honey, coconut oil and vanilla until well blended. Mix dry ingredients into the wet, blending with a hand mixer or by hand. Gently fold in strawberries.
Place batter in paper lined muffin tins and pour batter in about 1/2 - 3/4 full.
Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Take them out and let them cool and serve topped with Strawberry Cream Cheese (optional).
These muffins were mmm...mmm...good! Spongy texture and just a very mild coconut flavor, which accented the strawberry beautifully. They were awfully pretty to look at too:
- 1 cup homemade or store bought cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup chopped strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 - 3 tbsp raw honey, to taste
Place everything in a blender or food processor and blend till smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. When muffins are ready, generously top each muffin and enjoy!
I bet they'd also taste great with some lightly toasted coconut flakes on top or even a warm honey glaze. *drool*
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