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Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

 
I tend to go for savory foods over sweet ones, but these Gluten Free Coconut Muffins from Tasty Kitchen member Julia really had me going back for more. They’re not too sweet, and filled with healthy coconut and rich olive oil. Eat them for breakfast or on the go, they’re very satisfying.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

To make them you will need: shredded coconut, olive oil, baking soda, baking powder, eggs, vanilla extract, gluten free all purpose flour, salt, sugar, coconut milk and coconut flour.

Note: My first attempt at this recipe did not turn out quite as expected and the muffins collapsed. (I must have been missing my gluten-free baking mojo that day!) But they tasted good, so I was determined to make it work. I made some changes to the recipe, which did the trick for me. I’ll list those changes at the end of the post.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

In a bowl combine the two flours.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Add the baking soda …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

And baking powder.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Sprinkle in the sugar (I used 3/4 cup) …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Followed by part of the coconut.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Give it all a nice stir and set aside.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients, first the egg …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Then the olive oil (I used 1/4 cup) …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Then coconut milk (I used 1 cup) …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

And finally the anilla extract. Mix it all together very, very well.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Combine them together with a spatula…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Until you have a uniform consistency.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

Pour the batter into some greased tins.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

And sprinkle the tops with shredded coconut.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Julia of The Roasted Root.

In about 20 minutes you will have fluffy, soft and healthy coconut muffins. They are great for any time of day, even a midnight snack. Thanks to Julia for this recipe! Visit her website The Roasted Root for other delicious treats.

As promised, here are the changes I made. I used:

1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup sugar

Fill the tins 3/4 full and you will yield 9 muffins.

 
 

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 12

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Description

Delicious and nutritious coconut muffins made with all sorts of coconut-y greatness!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gluten-free All-purpose Flour
  • ½ cups Coconut Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1-½ cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Divided
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ⅓ cups Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Full-fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Preparation Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly oil a 12-muffin pan. Set pan aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and one cup of the shredded coconut.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining (wet) ingredients.

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the flour mixture and mix until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan.

Sprinkle the remaining half cup of shredded coconut over the batter and bake in the oven for 22 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

 
 
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There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books Girl Hunter and Food Heroes, and enjoy her latest adventures.

 
 

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Erin on 7.21.2013

Oh these look and sound SO delicious, I love just about anything with coconut in it!! Great photos, that really makes it easier to follow along!!

Jenn G on 6.10.2013

Glad to see you are a fan of Penzey’s Spices–your “Love People–Cook Them Tasty Food” dish towel featured so prominently! Can’t wait to try the recipe!

pricila on 6.6.2013

girl, that’s not coconut milk! thats the stuff you use to make pina coladas! lol freaking nectar of the gods.

Jayne on 6.6.2013

I have never tried coconut flour. Inf act, I don’t know where I can get it. But I can already imagine how fragrant it would make any cupcake. I have got to look for it.

Julia on 6.5.2013

Thanks so much for trying the recipe! These muffins are definitely a fun treat. I’m thinking I may know the reason they didn’t turn out for you the first time (but I’ll definitely have to go back and try the recipe again to be sure). Your coconut milk (in the photograph) looks more like coconut water, so I’m wondering if maybe you didn’t stir the coconut milk from the can first? I should have made this note in my recipe, as the pulp and water tend to separate in canned coconut milk tends to separate at cooler temperatures. I always give my can of coconut milk a big stir so that it’s thick, creamy and white before baking with it. Thanks so much again for giving the recipe a shot!