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Chocolate Chip-Almond Butter Muffins

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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.Β I’ve done a few recipes with almond flour and reallyΒ 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!) πŸ˜‰Β 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 deliciousΒ 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 sugarΒ and coconut oil to boot! πŸ˜‰

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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 flourΒ will haveΒ 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.

Enjoy!

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45 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness!! I think I can make these tomorrow! πŸ™‚

    1. I was really impressed with how the coconut flour worked — if you get a chance to make them, I’d love your opinion! πŸ™‚

      1. I’m really going to try tomorrow! It’s Isaiah’s last day of school and a half day… but I’ll see what I can do!

        1. Awesome! Tell Isaiah we hope he has a great last day at school! πŸ˜‰ Summer’s here … yay!

  2. These look amazing!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  3. looks delicious Anna πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Trupti! πŸ™‚

  4. Anna..I was so proud of myself for not getting the munchies at 10:30 in the morning but seeing these muffins just ruined it! hahaha

    1. You’re so sweet, Natascha! πŸ™‚ I know exactly what you mean — I’ve been munching on these muffins throughout the day! πŸ˜‰

  5. Loving the idea to use coconut flour Anna. If I manage to find it in Malta I’ll definitely try these. Coincidentally I’m doing some research on different types of flours for a podcast. If only I could record it with you!

    1. Oh Roberta, that would be such fun to record a podcast with you! I’m so interested in various flours.

      1. Me too! I was almost dancing with happiness when I found chickpea flour at the store yesterday!!! πŸ˜‚

        1. How fun! You’ll have to let me know how you like the chickpea flour! πŸ™‚ I’d love to hear!

  6. Anna, these look absolutely divine ! Looking forward to trying these. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, dear Lynne! πŸ™‚

  7. Anna! These look beautiful πŸ™‚ How yummy! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, dear Claire! It’s been a lot of fun trying out different flours! πŸ˜‰

  8. Great job Anna! You’re such a sweet mama. I’ve wanted to experiment with other flour’s too, but haven’t ventured too far outside the box. There are a ton of people that are doing great things with them though. Hope your daughter is feeling better!

    1. Thank you so much, dear Julie! So far, I’m really enjoying the coconut and almond flours. So much fun in the kitchen! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for thinking of Geneva! She’s feeling much better! πŸ™‚

  9. Beautiful images and delicious-looking muffins.

    1. Thank you so much, Darryl! πŸ™‚

  10. Looks delicious and a different recipe. Lovely pics too

    1. Thank you so much, honey bee! πŸ™‚ The coconut flour seems to enhance the flavor and softness of the muffin.

  11. I’ll take a dozen, please! πŸ“

    1. Absolutely, Gail !! πŸ™‚

  12. Anna, my kids have severe food allergies. My children and I love anything coconut. I’m going to try making these for my kids. These muffins look fabulous as well as delicious. <3 πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so sorry to hear your kids have severe food allergies. πŸ™ We love coconut so much also, and I’m finding that the coconut flour gives muffins such a nice, delicate flavor and softness. I hope you will enjoy them! πŸ™‚

      1. I am sure we will enjoy them. I just need to substitute the almond butter since my kids are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Have a fabulous weekend. πŸ™‚

        1. Thank you, Anna! I hope you have a wonderful week as well! Are your children allergic to banana? Perhaps banana could replace the almond butter? πŸ™‚

          1. Unfortunately, one of them is allergic to banana and the other apple. πŸ™ But, no worries, I’ll use tahini instead It would be awesome. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Anna. I appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  13. these look so yummy Anna!

    1. Thank you, dear sis! πŸ™‚ Love and hugs!

  14. You’re a Supermom! Can’t wait to try this.

    1. You’re so kind! I hope you will enjoy the muffin recipe! πŸ™‚
      ~ Anna

  15. The muffins looks incredible. I like how you came up with such a wonderful recipe that met the needs of your family.

    1. Thank you so much, Sheryl — you are so kind! πŸ™‚ I’m having fun experimenting with various flours. πŸ˜‰

  16. I hope these allergy free muffins were loved by your daughter…they sure look delicious to me!

    1. Yes, they are now a family favorite! πŸ™‚ Hooray!

  17. They look very delicious Anna πŸ˜€
    I wonder, if I will be able to buy all these ingrediences here in Spain, like coconut sugar and almond butter.

    1. Thank you, Irene! πŸ™‚ If you can’t find the coconut sugar, you can use regular sugar (preferably raw cane sugar if available). You could also use peanut butter or any other nut butter in place of the almond butter. Hope that helps! πŸ™‚ Is coconut flour available?

      1. I hope so, otherwise I will make it myself, the coconut flour. Thanks for your help.

  18. These look really good, Anna! Such a bummer about the allergies, but it looks like you’re getting to experiment in the kitchen to adjust! Great research on the coconut flour! I’ll keep this in mind. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much, Katie! I am loving the coconut flour! I actually have noticed I feel better eating it instead of regular flour. πŸ™‚

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