I am always on the lookout for a primal baked good that still might taste good without adding honey, agave, or sweetener. Ive noticed that if you stop eating sugar for long enough, fruit starts to do a pretty good job at satisfying a desire for something sweet. It being blueberry season and all I decided Id try my hand at creating a coconut flour blueberry muffin that only uses the natural sweetness of fruit. Im always a little surprised when my baking experiments actually work. Well, friends, these work! Not only do they satisfy that baked-good craving that primal eaters may occasionally encounter, but they taste good, too. This proves one of two things. Either I am better at this baking thing than I thought, or you can throw any old mess of coconut flour and fruit in to a muffin tin and if its been long enough since you’ve eaten sugar, it’ll taste pretty good. You be the judge!
Out of curiosity I conducted a nutritional breakdown over at Sparkrecipes. I discovered that these guys only have 98 calories each. I had yet to meet a muffin under 140 calories. I suppose it is the lack of sugar and oil in these muffins, neither of which is missed, that brings the calorie count so low. In case youre wondering, heres the macro data per muffin: fat 4.8 grams, carbohydrate 10.7 grams, protein 3.3 grams.
So, here we have it, a 100% primal grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free coconut blueberry muffin. Enjoy!
cup coconut flour
tsp baking soda
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
few shakes of salt
1/3 cup coconut milk (not light
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 medium bananas, mashed
1 cup (or more blueberries
flaked coconut for sprinkling, if desired
Mix coconut flour, baking soda, shredded coconut and salt in a large bowl, set aside. Beat eggs in a separate bowl and add mix in the coconut milk, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mix until well combines. Fold in blueberries. Divide into 12 muffins. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
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