Coconut, Berry and Lemon Zest muffins
Gluten Free, Nut free and refined sugar free!
I’m still in my pyjamas, since last Thursday actually. I’ve had half a dozen showers and gone through 2 boxes of (thank god for aloe vera) tissues. Taking Antibiotics for the first time in years I’m finally kicking some virus ass and was up for actually being a good mum again and getting our bake on!
I thought I’d try something different to my Rawtarian focus and bake some Coconut, Berry & Lemon Zest Muffins. I must say after some online searching there was some great recipes to pick from so I collected the quantities I thought sounded right and did the rest by eye.
These are NEARLY super healthy, just the 1/3 cup of honey leaves the Carbs a bit too high but as a snack or for the kids they turned out beautiful. Hell it’s not like your supposed to sit down to dinner with a dozen muffins anyway!
They were easy to make and my son as you can see really loved cracking so many eggs and getting involved. Here’s the recipe, enjoy 🙂
- 1 Cup Organic Coconut Flour
- 6 eggs
- 250 ml Coconut Milk
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
- zest of a large lemon
- 125grams blueberries (I used frozen but I’d suggest fresh is possible)
- pinch salt
- 100ml aprox coconut oil
Pre head oven to 190c
You’ll need to separate bowls. One to sift through the dry ingredients; coconut flour, salt and bicarb soda and put aside.
Second bowl blend the eggs, coconut oil, 250ml coconut milk and honey until flluffy.
ERROR ADMISSION: my lovely hand mix decided after many years of good service blindingly (typically protein shakes) was laid to rest at the bottom of my bin half way through my ‘fluffy’. So plan B was my mums 43 year old Magimix to finish the job…..so i never quite got to fluffy per-say.
Gently been the dry and wet ingredients slowly and add the zest and blueberries creating (hopefully) a sludgy mix and not lumpy. *add coconut milk as required as coconut flour can very results a lot.
These were baked for aprox 20 minutes with some coming out perfect and 1-2 a little crisp. Use a skewer to test or when you think is ready, just don’t over bake.
Made 14 in patty-pans but depending on the size muffins you could just make 6-8 huge ones.
* I haven’t done too much baking with coconut flour as I’ve heard how tricky finding the right recipe is. This one worked out quite nice and with a size of fresh fruit or maybe adding a little stevia syrup its really a wholesome snack. If you can swap out the honey for an Agave Syrup or Stevia syrup this would make it even healthier.
I’d love to hear how you went with this recipe of what adjustment you may of made. Comment or contact us with your comments and ideas, I’d love to hear from you!
Enjoy your day and remember to make time for YOU and the important people you surround yourself with.
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