Saturday, June 18, 2011

Coconut Pumpkin Mini Muffins

I have been gluten and dairy free for just over a year now. But I'm still just not that into gluten free baking. I don't know, maybe it's all the weird, expensive ingredients. Or that I try to eat as many whole foods as possible. I think the only reason I have done any gluten free baking is for my gluten free nieces.

I saw this recipe using coconut flour and was really excited to try it out. Even if you are not gluten free, these muffins are so good, you will love them. They don't even taste gluten free to me.

Coconut Pumpkin Mini Muffins
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adapted from Gluten Free Fever

1/2 c coconut flour
2 t pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 c canned pumpkin puree
6 eggs
4 T coconut oil, melted
1/3 c agave nectar
1 t vanilla
1 c chocolate chips (dairy free option)

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, spices, baking soda and salt. In a mixing bowl, start mixing pumpkin puree with a mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, allowing each one to thoroughly mixed in before adding the next. Add coconut oil, agave nectar and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated. Whisk in dry ingredients until most of the lumps have disappeared. Stir in the chocolate chips. Grease mini muffin pan with cooking spray or use mini muffin paper cups. Put about 2 tablespoons into each muffin cup, or fill each cup 3/4 full. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 14-16 minutes, or until just cooked through.