The following recipe is gluten, grain, and sugar-free and can be adapted in many ways to create a variety of muffin or bread-like desserts. Freeze it if you like*.
Bring all ingredients to room temperature before mixing. Ghee should be melted but not real hot.
Basic Recipe (Recipe adapted from Cooking with Coconut Flour, Bruce Fife, N.D.)
3 Eggs, local & free range
2 TBS Simply Ghee, melted
2 TBS Coconut Milk
3 TBS Raw Honey (Clover or other mild ones)
¼ Tsp Unrefined Salt (Celtic, Himalayan, etc)
¼ Tsp Vanilla
¼ Cup SIFTED Coconut Flour (+ 1 generous TSP for dusting the pan)
¼ Tsp Baking Powder**
Generous pinch of Baking Soda
Blend together the eggs, Simply Ghee, coconut milk, raw honey, salt, pinch of baking soda and vanilla in one bowl. In a separate bowl sift the coconut flour and baking powder – mix them well. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until there are no lumps.
Grease a small bread pan or muffin tins with ghee, dust with sifted coconut flour and then fill your pan 2/3 full.
Bake at 375F for 15 minutes. Insert toothpick or knife to make sure it’s done in the center. If it is still moist in the center, keep in oven and continue testing every few minutes till the knife comes out clean. Note: Honey will brown faster than sugar so if you prefer a more golden finish cover with foil for the first half of cooking time. Serve warm topped with homemade whip cream or ghee, butter, honey – be creative!
Makes 6 muffins or one small loaf – double the recipe for a larger loaf of bread.
Variations: Add the following ingredients to the basic recipe.
Pumpkin Spice – Add
¼ Cup Mashed Pumpkin
1 Tsp Cinnamon (Madagascar or Saigon are full of flavor)
1 Tsp. Pumpkin Spice
Additional ¼ Tsp Vanilla
Additional1 TBS of Raw Honey (or to taste)
Sprinkle cinnamon on top before placing in oven. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until the inserted toothpick or knife is clean
Walnut Raisin – Add
½ Cup Raisins
1/3 Cup Chopped Walnuts
1Tsp of Cinnamon (optional)
Fold into mixture after blending the wet and dry ingredients. Bake at 375F for 15 minutes or till the inserted toothpick or knife is clean.
Lemon Poppy Seed – Add/Omit
Add 3 Tsp Fresh Lemon Zest (Love lemon? Be generous)
1 TBS Poppy Seeds
Mix both ingredients into the wet mixture. Sprinkle poppy seeds on top before placing in oven. Test for sweetness and add more honey by Tsp till desired taste. Follow baking instructions for basic.
*If freezing, thaw in the fridge due to high egg content. Place in a preheated 250F oven for 20 minutes or until warmed to your preference.
**Regular baking powder contains cornstarch which includes grain and gluten. It is really easy to make it at home by mixing the following together:
1 part Organic, Aluminum-Free Baking Soda
2 parts Cream of Tartar
2 parts Arrowroot