If you’re looking for a sweet and healthier treat than regular shop-bought muffins, then this recipe is perfect!
I found a base recipe for coconut muffins over on The Coconut Mama and amended it to what I wanted from my muffins. I decided to reduce the amount of coconut oil by half, added chia seeds for nutritional health benefits, and added strawberries/chopped chocolate almonds to my mix for fun.
I’ve had a pretty crazy year, and have added a few pounds (or a “winter layer” as I like to call it haha), so I’m 100% committed to getting back to my former fit state. However, anyone who knows me knows I have a fully functioning sweet tooth, so chowing down on one of these muffins definitely helps!
Remember – portion control! Just because they’re healthier than regular muffins does not mean you should indulge in 4 muffins in one sitting.
Makes 12 muffins
3/4 Cup coconut flour
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 Cup honey or agave
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Almond flakes (optional – to dress)
Optional add-ins: Chopped strawberries / Crushed dark chocolate almonds / blueberries – or whatever takes your fancy.
NOTE: If you’re strictly gluten-free, be conscious if using dark chocolate almonds as certain varieties may contain traces of gluten.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/177°C
- Mix the coconut flour, chai seeds, salt and baking soda in a small bowl (dry mix)
- Mix the eggs, honey/agave, vanilla extract and coconut oil in a large bowl (wet mix)
- Add the dry mix into the wet mix. I usually put a little in and mix, then add more
- Leave the new mixture for a few minutes until the dry mix has fully soaked the liquid
- Add in your optional add-ins
- Grease a muffin tin and add the mixture. Fill each muffin about 3/4 full of batter, and sprinkle the flaked almonds on top
- Bake for approximately 25-28 minutes
- Remove from baking tin and cool on a wire rack (if you have one)
- Store in the fridge in tupperware with paper towel (to absorb moisture).
Fancy more like this?