Gluten-Free Orange Cranberry Muffins
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup Lakanto (or your preferred low glycemic sweetener)
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan or sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (optional)
- 6 large free range, organic eggs (or an egg substitute) at room temperature
- ½ cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted & cooled (or butter/ghee)
- 2 Tablespoons orange zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- ½ – 1 cup dried cranberries (can substitute fresh), chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: coconut flour, Lakanto, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, and zest.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir together. Fold in your cranberries. You’ll notice that your batter thickens up in a few minutes – this is what you want.
- Scoop the batter into the muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Store in a covered container in the refrigerator or freezer. Enjoy!
Serves 12. Per Serving (based on using Lakanto, eggs, & extra-virgin coconut oil):
Calories: 172 |
Total Fat: 13 g |
Total Carbohydrate: 16 g |
Dietary Fiber: 2 g |
Protein: 5 g
Just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon daily can have positive effects on blood sugar levels, digestion, immunity, and more.
Coconut flour is a gluten-free soft flour made from the pulp left over after producing coconut milk. Coconut flour is very popular in low-carb and keto recipes as it’s lower in carbs than wheat flour.
Coconut oil provides a boost of healthy fat that can energize and satiate. It is a strong antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial food.
Unlike fresh cranberries, dried cranberries have very few health benefits. For the healthiest option, look for organic dried cranberries that have been sweetened with apple juice, versus less healthy forms of added sugar.
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.
Lakanto is a zero-glycemic, zero-calorie blend of monk fruit and erythritol that makes an excellent sugar substitute for low-carb recipes.
Orange zest – Be sure to use zest from organic oranges to avoid pesticide exposure.
Vanilla was once used in Europe as an aphrodisiac and in the production of certain medicines such as nerve stimulants.