Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Peanut Butter Muffins

First let me say that I am stepping outside my gluten free ingredient box these days.  I've stocked up on all sorts of new-to-me ingredients including Coconut Flour.  Here's the thing though, you cannot substitute out coconut flour with any other flour (that I know of anyway).  It's not cheap.  However, you use a LOT less of it in recipes.  Please note below how little is used to make the muffins.  So while it is more expensive, it also lasts a LOT longer too than say all purpose flour. 

It's also a lot healthier for you.

So here are some interesting facts about coconut flour...
* Coconut flour is dried, defatted and ground coconut meat. It is fresh and organic, with a wheat flour consistency.
* Low in carbs.
* Not at all grainy- has a nice wheat flour consistency.  Very silky.
* Good source of vitamin C, iron and fiber.
* Doesn't really taste of coconut.  There is a light scent but not much (or any at all) of a coconut flavor.

Here are my three favorite brands...

So that was just to explain what coconut flour is for those unfamiliar with it.  As it's a new ingredient in my life, I figured it might be new to some of y'all too.  Want a yummy recipe to try now that you know all about the healthful benefits of coconut flour?  Because let's be honest, I've never baked for health benefits.  All that ramble was a justification to make myself a treat. 

OK so they are not beautiful but they are sooo yummy.  Add some jam and it's like a PBJ.  Add Nutella and it's like a PB cup.  Or just eat as is because they are yummy and don't need extras.

Peanut Butter Muffins

* 3 eggs
* 1 tablespoon butter, melted
* 5 tablespoons brown sugar
* ¼ cup peanut butter
* ¼ teaspoon salt
* ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
* ¼ cup coconut flour
* ¼ teaspoon baking powder

* Mix eggs, oil, sugar, peanut butter, salt, and vanilla together in large bowl.
* Mix coconut flour with baking powder in small bowl.
* Whisk dry ingredients into batter until there are no lumps.
* Fill muffin cups halfway with batter.
* Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Makes 6-9 muffins.


Tari said...

Those look delicious! I'm just about to bake cupcakes, but maybe ill try this recipe next!


REBrown said...

These would be so good with strawberry jam!

Peachy Keen said...

Oh yum! I love peanut butter and these would be delicious with teensy bit of nutella!

My sister has a ton of digestive restrictions so coconut butter is a staple in our house, I'll definitely be pinching a bit from her stash to try these out.

The enchanted home said...

Think I am going to have to give these a whirl seeing that I love ANYTHING with peanut butter!! Yummy~

MTL said...

These sound AMAZING! Can't wait to try them!

Ruth said...

anything with peanut butter has my vote


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