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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Grain Free Orange Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins

I had my doubts about these muffins during the whole invention process.  The batter was thicker than I would have liked, I ended up adding a lot more liquid to loosen it up. And then, they took quite a while to bake.  I had actually written them off before they had finished baking, silly me!! They redeemed themselves when they finally finished baking though. Very tasty, and they also have a pretty amazing texture for being made with all coconut flour. Definitely a keeper recipe!
An immersion blender (or stick blender) is almost mandatory for recipes like this with coconut flour, as it tends to clump. It also adds a great frothiness to the eggs, which helps with the texture of the muffin as well.

Grain Free Orange Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Grated rind from 1 organic orange
3 tbsp freshly squeezed juice from the orange
1/3 cup coconut sugar
6 eggs, (preferrably organic pastured)
1 cup of kefir or yogurt
¼ cup melted coconut oil

Mix all ingredients listed above together with an immersion blender  until very well mixed and incorporated. Mix in:

½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Let batter stand for 5 minutes to thicken up.

Spoon into 12 muffin tins lined with papers or well greased.
Bake 20-25 min at 350F or until toothpick comes out dry and the muffins are just starting to brown nicely on the top.
Remove from muffin tin and let cool before eating (trust me, the chocolate chips are HOT!)

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