Treats

Coconut Flour Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins

Coconut Flour Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins

We love a grain free treat around here, but due to health problems, are also trying to reduce all added sugars from our diet—even the wholesome ones, like raw honey.

These grain free, coconut flour chocolate muffins can be sweetened mostly with stevia, so they help you get your chocolate fix with a bare minimum of added sugar.

And with one egg per muffin, coconut oil and fresh nut butter, these muffins are relatively nutritious too.

Coconut Flour Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins
Yields 6
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 6 eggs, room temperature
  2. 2 Tbsp. coconut oil or butter, melted
  3. 10 Tbsp. honey OR coconut sugar OR Rapadura/panela (for a low-sugar option, use 5 Tbsp. sweetener with 60 drops of liquid stevia.)
  4. 1/2 cup additive-free nut butter (I used fresh-ground hazelnut butter made in my food processor, but almond, cashew or even sunflower seed butter would work)
  5. 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  6. 1/2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla
  7. 1/2 cup sifted coconut flour (where to find)
  8. 1/2 tsp. baking powder*
  9. 2-3 Tbsp. unsweetened cacao powder, to taste (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Blend together eggs, oil, sweetener, nut butter, salt, vanilla and cocoa powder, if using.
  3. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and whisk into batter until there are no lumps. Use a stick blender for speed.
  4. Pour into greased muffin cups.
  5. Decorate the muffin tops with nuts, shredded coconut, etc. if desired.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick or fork comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy!
Note
  1. *If you need to substitute for baking powder, 1 tsp. of baking powder equals
  2. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar plus 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch OR
  3. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk, sour milk or yogurt to replace 1/2 cup non-acidic liquid in the recipe
Tools
  1. Food processor (If making your own nut butter. I use this one a few times a week. You can put a whole potato in it!)
  2. Stick Blender (For ease of mixing and clean up. I use this one for almost all batters.)
  3. Muffin tins (I like these heart shaped ones made from food-grade silicone)
  4. Flour sifter (I've used this one-handed sifter for years)
Small Footprint Family http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/
Recommended for This Recipe

About the author

Dawn Gifford

Dawn is the creator of Small Footprint Family, and the author of the critically acclaimed Sustainability Starts at Home - How to Save Money While Saving the Planet. After a 20-year career in green building and environmental sustainability, chronic illness forced her to shift her expertise and passion from the public sphere to home and hearth. Get the whole story behind SFF here.

13 Comments

Click here to comment. (Please note our comment policy. Comments close after 30 days.)

Books You’ll Love

  • Indulge - 70 Grain Free Desserts
  • DIY Organic Beauty Recipes

Meal Plans, Customized for YOU

Want to eat healthier? Going Paleo, Gluten-Free, or Vegetarian? Putting a healthy, delicious, home-cooked dinner on the table is SUPER EASY with the totally personalized RealPlan meal planning app! Learn more »



Pin817
Share82
Yum21
Tweet3
Stumble1
50 Ways to Love Your Mother - Simple Steps for a Greener, Healthier Planet

GET MY E-BOOK FREE!

You'll also get the Monthly Harvest newsletter, full of seasonal tips, recipes AND exclusive "first dibs" on giveaways, discounts and classes that will help you be greener, healthier and more self-reliant.

Thank you! Please check your email now and be sure to CONFIRM your subscription to receive your ebook.