I've quickly remedied that grievous oversight.
|Moist, buttery Coconut Muffins|
The BF, who is a huge fan of the Pumpkin Spice Muffins, declared that these were the best muffins I've ever made :-)
There is so much coconut (flour, oil, nectar, flakes... !!!) in these muffins, it's nuts.1 Lots of coconut and no gluten, no soy, no corn, no scary ingredients - just healthy, coconutty goodness (Vegan, coconutty goodness, of course). Mmmmm... the result is a moist and buttery (it's all the coconut!) muffin, with just the right kiss of sweetness.2
They made my apartment smell so very lovely as well :-) 3
You can sub Stevia to make them completely sugar-free; I liked it, but some others didn't share my enthusiasm.
Enjoy with a coconut milk hot cocoa, or pair them with a coconut/pineapple/banana-based smoothie4, and pretend you're on a tropical island.
A tropical island... with muffins.5
- 1/2 Cup (70g) Sorghum Flour
- 1/4 Cup (30g) Tapioca Starch
- 2 Tbsp (15g) Potato Starch
- 2 Tbsp (15g) Coconut Flour
- 1/4 Cup (15g) Coconut Flakes
- 1 tsp Baking Powder (or make your own)
- 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 Chia Egg (1T ground chia + 3T filtered water)
- 2 Tbsp (40g) Coconut Nectar or 25-30 Drops Liquid Stevia (if you prefer a sweeter muffin, add an extra Tbsp of Coconut Nectar or a few extra drops of Stevia.)
- 2 Tbsp (30g) Coconut Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp (8g) Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1/2 tsp Apple Cider (or Coconut!) Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Almond Extract (Optional)
Lightly grease or line a 6 cup muffin tin.
Prepare your chia egg, and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine the first 7 dry ingredients.
In a separate small bowl or glass, mix together the coconut milk, coconut nectar, vinegar and extract(s). Stir until well-combined and the mixture begins to coagulate.
Add the coconut milk mixture to the dry ingredients, along with the coconut oil and olive oil. Mix until the batter is smooth and uniformly combined.
Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling them close to full - not overfull though. If desired, sprinkle the tops with some toasted coconut, or do what I did for a sweet/crunchy/coconutty topping:
Combine toasted coconut with a bit of coconut oil, a spoonful of coconut nectar, a dash of vanilla and a pinch of salt. Mix well, and spoon gently over the tops of the muffins before baking (or midway through).
|Uh... can you say YUM?|
Bake the muffins for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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2. For my tastes; you may have noticed, I tend towards the slightly-less-sweet side.
3. Sorry, Nag Champa; you're really nice and all, but you're no coconut.
4. Green ones are even better!
5. It could totally happen