GRAIN FREE CINNAMON WALNUT CHOCOLATE MUFFINS
GLUTEN FREE / PALEO
One of the things you guys asked for was more GRAIN FREE recipes. So naturally my wheels started turning. Today I woke up craving cinnamon buns. The naughty kind from Cinnabon - which then prompted these CINNAMONEY WALNUTTY CHOCOLATEY muffins.
The way I create grain free recipes is by combining coconut flour and eggs. The reason I like this particular combination is because the egg-coconut flour yields a very light and airy muffin that isn't weighed down by almond flour or anything else. Note, I have only made this recipe with this combo, so I have not tested any other grain free combos. Maybe I will in the future, but for now, I know what I like, so here it is.
One of the things you will find surprising is that to make 6 large muffins, you only need 1/2 cup of coconut flour. Again, the reason is because coconut flour is super absorbent - so no, it's not a typo when you scan the recipe.
Makes 6 large muffins
For the muffin base:
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup non-dairy milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
For the topping:
3 tb cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tb coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Line muffin tin with 6 liners.
In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients for the muffin base. Mix everything to ensure no clumps, and set aside to thicken.
Next, in another mixing bowl, add the ingredients for the topping, reserving a small handful of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of each muffin later.
Fill each muffin cup 1/4 way with batter.
Scoop about 1 tsp of the topping into each muffin cup, then spoon remaining muffin batter on top, and top each muffin with remaining topping mixture. Sprinkle on remaining chocolate chips.
Bake for 28-30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon, and ENJOY!!!
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