As promised, here is the basic recipe for the gluten/sugar free muffins I wrote about HERE. It was adapted from a great little book called "Cooking With Coconut Flour" by Bruce Fife, N.D.
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil or a combination of both
- 3 tablespoons sugar substitute (I use Xylitol) or use 3 tablespoons of honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup sifted coconut flour (very important to NOT skip the sifting as coconut flour can become clumpy otherwise)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- OPTIONAL: 2 to 3 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder or add 1/2 cup fresh fruit such as blueberries and the like.
Note: The white sugar-like sprinkles atop the muffins in the photo above is actually Xylitol, added after they have baked. Also, you will note that coconut flour is much more expensive than ordinary wheat flour, as Xylitol is to sugar, thus I bake these muffins as a frugal luxury and freeze them to enjoy sparingly. That being said, I've learned to buy my coconut flour in bulk (for less) and take advantage of online sales for Xylitol and sometimes I substitute Palm sugar and/or honey for the Xylitol. Please email me if you'd like to know more.
P. S. Something I forgot to mention about Xylitol: I only buy Xylitol that's been made from birch trees (as opposed to corn husks) that's manufactured in the United States. The only brand I found that fits my criteria is Xylitol USA. Here is a link to their website. If you like to stay away from sugar but still enjoy sweets now and then I strongly suggest you read their FAQ page to learn about this delicious treat! Just so you know I am NOT affiliated with this company or am being compensated in any way for endorsing them---as someone who has a sweet tooth but cannot tolerate sugar---I just appreciate their products. :)
Also, as coconut oil is our primary oil for consumption, I buy organic coconut oil in bulk from Tropical Traditions (as well as organic coconut flour). We are on our second 5-gallon bucket of the oil in two years and a few packets of their (2.2 lbs) organic coconut flour in our freezer--it's our primary baking and breading flour. Of course, we buy the 5-gallons of oil only when it's on sale and if they're offering free shipping. I think we paid around $159 (free shipping) for our most recent bucket a few months ago; I also bought a few packets of the coconut flour (also on sale) to take advantage of the same free shipping offer. As a rough comparison, I used to pay 9.99 for 16 ounces of coconut oil at Whole Foods or Sprouts. If you're interested in taking advantage of these fantastic sales prices I suggest you get on their email list! Again, I am NOT affiliated with this company or am or being compensated in any way for endorsing these products, we just use them a lot and enjoy them!