We recently found out that our youngest has multiple food allergies to wheat, bananas, egg whites, tomatoes and peanuts. Today I baked my first batch of coconut flour muffins for her to sample, and I have to say, I was pretty impressed with how coconut flour works!
I have always wanted to try baking with various flours. I’ve done a few recipes with almond flour and really enjoy its nice nutty texture. Today I decided to give coconut flour a try.
First, I did some reading up on coconut flour which was extremely helpful! Coconut flour is ultra absorbent, so you don’t need near the amount as regular flour. (no wonder they sell coconut flour in smaller bags!) 😉 In addition, coconut flour requires an increase in bonding agents such as eggs or milk.
This was really a trial run to see if I could produce moist muffins with a delicious flavor. As I couldn’t use peanut butter, I opted for almond butter which my daughter has been enjoying. The girls and I were quite pleased with the results, so without further ado, I give you Chocolate Chip-Almond Butter Muffins made with coconut flour, coconut sugar and coconut oil to boot! 😉
Chocolate Chip-Almond Butter Muffins
*I prefer to use all organic ingredients
4 whole eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 coconut sugar
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 cup almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips
additional chocolate chips and shaved coconut
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-With a stand mixer, hand mixer or by hand, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add coconut oil, sugar, honey, almond butter, vanilla and almond milk and mix until well blended.
-Gently add in coconut flour, baking soda and salt until well incorporated.
-Another great tip I read was to let your batter sit 4-5 minutes so that the coconut flour will have time to absorb the liquid. The mixture will end up looking somewhat like pumpkin puree.
-Gently fold in chocolate chips.
-Spoon into cupcake liners approximately 3/4 full. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips and coconut flakes on top and bake for 15-16 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Allow to cool 10-15 minutes.