Katie, the “Wellness Mama” is a mom of four with a background in Nutrition. Katie is a real food crusader, lover of books, kettlebell junkie, scuba diver, and coffee addict who can finally do a pull up. She blogs at WellnessMama.com about health, fitness, natural living, healthy recipes, and motherhood. You can find her on facebook, twitter, Pinterest and Google+.
“My family eats grain free, and I also work with many clients who are grain free by necessity or choice, so I experiment with a lot of alternative flours. At first, it was a big adjustment to start cooking with other flours, especially coconut flour, which has a completely different texture and taste than regular flour. When I stopped trying to sub coconut flour into regular recipes and just started creating recipes especially for coconut flour, I stumbled upon a few that are surprisingly close in texture and taste, and are very good in their own rite.
These Apple Cinnamon Coconut Flour Muffins are a favorite at our house and I’ve found several easy variations that my kids love. They can even be made to look/taste almost like a cupcake, so I use them for birthday’s and to bring for my kids when there will be sugar laden treats and I want them to have a healthy option.” ~Katie, aka Wellness Mama.
Apple Cinnamon Coconut Flour Muffin Ingredients:
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 2-3 TBSP cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 T honey (optional)
How to Make Apple Cinnamon Coconut Muffins:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Grease a muffin pan with coconut oil.
- Put all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix with immersion blender or whisk until well mixed.
- Let sit 5 minutes.
- Use 1/3 cup measure to spoon into muffin tins.
- Bake 12-15 minutes until starting to brown and not soft when lightly touched on the top.
- Let cool 2 minutes, drizzle with honey (if desired) and serve.
This recipe is actually very versatile! To mix it up, try these flavor combinations:
- Reduce the applesauce by 1/4 cup and add an overripe banana before blending. Mix in 1/2 cup toasted chopped nuts (like walnuts) by hand.
- Add 1/2 cup blueberries or raspberries
- Add 1/2 cup chopped apples for a little crunch
- Add 3 T of cocoa powder to make almost cupcake like
- Add 1/4 cup chia seeds right before adding to muffin tins for an almost poppy-seed like taste
Thank you SO much Katie! I can’t wait to make these for my family 🙂