5 Minute Coconut Flour Gluten Free Low Carb Muffin with Variations
Coconut flour is amazingly versatile. My first foray into coconut flour baking was this muffin. I was looking for a healthy grain free, gluten free flour that was low calorie and low carb. I had previously been using almond flour for my baked goods, but then I began adding up the calories and realized I needed a change. I found coconut flour which is high fiber, low calorie, and low carb. My favorite brand is Nutiva since it is the lowest in calories and best in price I have found so far. For comparisons in how each brand differs in baking, we have since created a coconut flour baking guide. I find eating a coconut flour muffin or two in the morning keeps me fuller longer since they have tons of fiber and have some protein as well. I also find that they lessen my carb cravings throughout the day. Everyone is different and I am no scientist I am just saying what is working for me. These muffins are moist and flavorful. They do not taste like coconut although it adds some sweetness. I find this basic recipe to be extremely versatile. I have included a few variations for you to try. The variation in the photo is chocolate with my healthy pb2 peanut butter frosting on top. So go, have fun, play around, and eat a healthy filling low carb breakfast treat. Feel free to leave your variations in the comments below.
- 2 tbsp Coconut Secret coconut flour
- ¼ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp homemade baking powder
- 1 egg white
- 2 packs Stevia (optional I don't like mine sweet and feel the applesauce is enough sweetness. Most people will want the stevia added)
- Add ins: 1 tbsp cocoa powder + 1 pack stevia, 1 tsp cinnamon + pinch nutmeg, a few drops anise extract, ect. This recipe is fun to play with as far as flavors go and is pretty forgiving as long as you don't add too much extra liquid.
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Spray a coffee mug with nonstick spray. ( The taller and thinner the mug the more the muffin will rise)
- Pour batter into mug.
- Microwave for 5 minutes.
- Cool on a plate.
Was excited until I read Stevia is an ingredient. No thanks that is bad stuff. As bad as gluten according to my nutritionist.
Is the baking powder necessary or could I just use a chia egg?