Coconut flour is a healthy alternative to enjoy baked goods guilt free…you just can’t eat a lot of it.

Health benefits of coconut flour:

  • gluten free and grain free
  • high in fiber
  • high in beneficial fats
  • high in protein
  • gentle on blood sugar levels due to it’s low level in digestible carbohydrates
  • inexpensive

In experimenting with this flour I have come to the following conclusion…stick to a recipe designed for coconut flour …a little coconut flour goes a long way so you can’t substitute for another flour in a recipe.

I modified this recipe from Elana’s Pantry’s Cookbook and these fluffy little muffins were a big hit in the Bayne household…just limit yourself to 1 or 2…they are quite filling.
A perfect little treat for those up coming lunch boxes!

 

Gluten free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

 

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine coconut flour, salt and baking soda
  2. In a large bowl, blend together eggs, honey, coconut oil and lemon zest
  3. Blend dry ingredients into wet
  4. Fold in poppy seeds
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into lined muffin pan
  6. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes

Cool and serve
Makes about 18 mini-muffins

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

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