Fresh Strawberry MuffinsReading Time: 2 minutes
- 2 cups of 1-to-1 GF flour (or 1 cup cassava flour + ½ cup almond flour + ½ cup GF oat flour)
- ¾ cup coconut sugar (or preferred sweetener)
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ⅓ cup coconut cream
- 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil, cooled
- 1 large egg (or flax/chia egg)
- 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan or sea salt
- 2 cups strawberries, diced + 2 tablespoons oat flour
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, milk, cream, oil, egg, lemon zest, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour(s), baking powder, and salt. Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and stir just until combined.
- In a small bowl, combine the diced strawberries with 2 tablespoons of oat flour and toss to coat. Fold the floured strawberries gently into the batter.
- Grease or line your muffin tins. Scoop out the batter (batter will be thick). Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins should come out clean.
- Remove from oven, place muffins on rack to cool, and enjoy!
Makes 12 muffins. Per Serving (based on using GF flour, coconut sugar & egg):
Calories: 187 | Total Fat: 4 g | Total Carbohydrate: 35 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Protein: 2 g
Almond flour is a gluten-free flour made by grinding almonds after the skin has been removed. It’s softer and finer than almond meal which is made by grinding almonds with the skin left on.
Cassava flour is a gluten-free flour with a light, neutral taste and a smooth texture made from the cassava root. It’s higher in carbs and lower in protein and nutrients than other types of flour such as almond and chickpea flour.
To make coconut cream, place a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge for several hours. Open the can and scoop out the solid “cream” that has risen to the top.
Coconut oil provides a boost of healthy fat that can energize and satiate. It is a strong antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial food.
Coconut sugar is a natural sugar made from coconut palm sap. It’s the color and consistency of raw sugar but is considered somewhat healthier than table sugar as it has a lower glycemic index and contains some minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.
Egg yolks are rich in nutrients including iron and vitamins A, D, E, and K, but it’s the white that provides the most protein. An average-size egg contains around 6-7 grams of protein with around 4 grams coming from the egg white.
Lemon zest contains a compound known as D-Limonene which is believed to help burn fat, reduce inflammation, and kill disease-causing germs. Be sure to use only organic lemons to minimize pesticide exposure.
Oats are technically gluten-free because they aren’t a type of wheat, barley, or rye grain. However, if you have celiac or a significant gluten sensitivity, look for oats that are certified gluten-free to ensure no cross-contamination.
Strawberries were first cultivated in ancient Rome and now rank as the world’s most popular berry fruit. Studies show that strawberries are beneficial for both brain and heart health. Tip: Look for organic or no-spray berries as strawberries consistently rank on the “Dirty Dozen” list of produce with the highest levels of pesticides.
Unsweetened almond milk is made by grinding almonds, mixing with water, and filtering to create a “milk” that is much lower in calories and carbohydrates than cow’s milk. Read the labels carefully on sweetened varieties to determine added sugars.
Vanilla was once used in Europe as an aphrodisiac and in the production of certain medicines such as nerve stimulants.