Gluten Free Berry Chia Muffins


1 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup almond milk
5 eggs
4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup mixed berries (raspberries and blueberries)


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Combine dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl whisk together wet ingredients: honey, maple syrup, almond milk, eggs, melted coconut oil and vanilla.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
Mix in chia seeds.
Fold in your berry mix.
Grease your favorite muffin tin and pour batter in each cup about 3/4 full
Bake 25 minutes or until muffins are golden brown and toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the muffin.
Remove from oven. Let cool, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.


“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~ Julia Child

Yesterday, I declared it muffin day. I’ve been craving a quick sweet fix in the morning before heading out to work, and muffins seemed like the perfect fit. I try not to make muffins very often….when I bake them, I eat them….all of them! You can’t eat just one muffin, so you eat two. At two, you say “well one more wont hurt!” So, now you’re at three…and you hate stopping at odd numbers, so you eat another. Now you’re at four. You walk away for a while, and then see them beckoning to you when you’re passing through the kitchen…so you have another. Eventually, you see the last lonely muffin sitting on the counter, and it’s begging for a home. Now you’re at 12 muffins. I have a muffin problem. This time however I had a plan. To have them last for my entire work week, I froze them, and I reheat one at a time. Best idea ever! Alas, two or three were lost during the freezing process, (ahem.. I mean consumed) :-)

This muffin recipe is packed with awesomeness: coconut flour (high in fiber and protein), coconut oil (full of amazing fatty acids), chia seeds (packed with Omega 3’s and antioxidants) and mixed berries (high in antioxidants phytonutrients and deliciousness)!

Quick note: baking with coconut flour can be a unique experience. It absorbs moisture like a sponge, and requires an equal ratio of liquid to flour. When you’re combining your wet and dry ingredients, and the consistency seems a little soupy, give it a minute. The coconut flour will start to absorb the liquid. If it seems too stiff, stir in more almond milk, (a tablespoon at a time) until it gets to a pleasant consistency.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 2:52pm


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