What??? You mean you can have baked goods on a diet consisting of meat, fish, veggies, and fruit? Why, yes you can! Thanks to whoever thought it would be a good idea to dry and grind coconut meat into a find powder and call it ”coconut flour”, baked goods are still on the table. Hooray!
Coconut flour is high in fiber and is very dense, so you don’t use a ton of it in recipes. My muffin recipe only uses 3 tablespoons of coconut flour. This recipe also has NO ADDED SUGAR, just that of prunes and a banana. I find them very sweet and a nice treat. Even my non-paleo niece and nephew enjoyed them for breakfast!
- 1 banana (starting to brown a bit)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 eggs
- 9 pitted dates
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Yields about 15 mini muffins.
Food processor directions: If using a food processor for this recipe, you will need a large food processor bowl. Mine is a 12 cup.
Put dates in food processor and mince into small pieces. You can soak them for a few minutes in warm water first to soften them up a bit. Add banana and coconut oil and puree to a creamy consistency. If coconut oil is rock solid, warm it a bit to soften it before adding. Add eggs and pulse a few times to incorporate. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, and add to food processor through the top while machine is running. Just mix enough to incorporate everything.
This is your batter. You can add anything you want at this point to add more flavors, although I think it is quite sweet and delicious at this point. If you enjoy cinnamon, dried blueberries, a splash of vanilla, almond extract, dried coconut, or some chopped nuts, have at it!
No food processor? No problem!
Mash banana well with a fork until creamy. Finely chop dates. Mix eggs. Combine all three. Mix dry ingredients and combine with wet. Stir with whisk until everything comes together.
Now you are ready to bake! I used silicone mini muffin pans to prevent burning and filled them 3/4 of the way full. I like to top some of them with dried coconut flakes as well. I baked them on 350 for 14-16 minutes. Cooking time varies, so make sure to toothpick check to see if they are cooked through!