Last week Juliet and her cousin Chloe were having a play date. Chloe’s mom, Nikki left a coconut flour muffin for Chloe as a snack and I broke a small piece off for Juliet (she had organic animal crackers and they were sharing snacks. Have you ever noticed that toddlers will eat anything if their friends are eating it?). Juliet gobbled down that muffin and immediately said “more muffin more muffin!”.
I had never heard of coconut flour before. As a pretty avid baker, I probably shouldn’t be admitting that. I asked Nikki for the recipe and made a batch on Sunday.
Since I am obviously not an expert in gluten-free baking or coconut flour I did a little googling and this article was informative and helped me understand the benefits and nuances.
I found organic Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour at Super Target for around $6.These muffins are really tasty and Juliet likes them a lot. Surprisingly, so does Erik (he isn’t typically into baked goods). I’m always up for trying new ingredients so thanks to my sister-in-law, Nikki for introducing me to coconut flour. I’ll definitely be making these muffins again and I’ll probably try adding fruit, dried fruit, peanut butter, etc.
Coconut flour chocolate chip muffins (recipe slightly adapted from The Coconut Mama)