I posted a little while ago about my goal of not eating white flour and sugar. Memorial Day wasn't so great for the diet but since then, I've done well. I even did a little baking this week without flour or sugar. The first recipe is from my friend Nicole who was modifying her diet for gestational diabetes but is always creative about using healthful ingredients. She made these for me a few weeks ago and although we both used the same recipe, hers came out better than mine. I think I beat the eggs too much trying to get the lumps out of the batter because the texture of mine was more custardy than muffiny. But, I liked the coconut flour a lot.
The second recipe is from my friend Robin. She used quick cooking oatmeal and added 2/3 cups of sugar and again, I preferred her texture but this was a big hit with my husband and daughter this week and I'll be making variations on this for awhile.
No photos . . . we ate it all too fast (the first recipe only makes 6 muffins and they were gone in hours).
Blueberry Muffins with Coconut Flour (makes 6)
2 T butter, melted
2 T milk
3 T agave nectar (can use honey if you prefer)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. sifted coconut flour (I used "Bob's Red Mill" brand from Whole Foods)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. blueberries (I used frozen)
Heat oven to 400 and put liners in a muffin pan. Blend together eggs, butter, milk, agave, salt, and vanilla. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and thoroughly mix into the batter until there are no lumps. The batter will be runny. Pour into muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Check them toward the end of the cooking time because these go from being liquid in the center to almost too done really quickly.
* Check out these other coconut flour recipes
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
1/2 c. canola oil
4 c. oatmeal
2 c. chopped apple
3 tsp baking powder
2 c. blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. milk
Mix eggs and canola oil together. Then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Spread in greased pan (9x13 ish) and bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Serve with warmed milk.
*I halved the recipe and put it in a smaller pan and put in 1 T of ground flax seed. You can add chopped walnuts, slivered almonds, a little butter, sugar, dried fruit (cranberries or raisins) or anything else - it's a really versatile recipe.