Gluten free Coconut and banana muffins

These Gluten free Coconut and banana muffins are the perfect way to start the day. You can also freeze these.

Gluten free banana muffins from eatgood4life.com

A few weeks ago, I decided to start baking with other flours rather than just using my usual whole wheat pastry flour. I started with coconut flour and made these gluten free coconut and banana muffins. In the past I have used oat, buckwheat and barley as well as almond flour. However, I really wanted to start incorporating free wheat flours, like the coconut flour counterpart.

The use of these flours, not only makes healthy eating easier, but it makes baking much more versatile and attractive. After all, having gluten free bake goods can only be possible using other flours besides whole wheat :-)

I can’t tell you how happy I am that I have actually started using coconut flour. These gluten free coconut banana muffins are the bomb.

What I have found fascinating about this type of flour is that very little of it is needed while baking. It soaks up a great deal of liquid, which I find this to be great because coconut flour is rather expensive.

After making these gluten free Coconut and banana muffins I though about maybe using apple sauce instead of bananas. Next time I will and see what happens.

Anyhow, I will be coming with many more other variations of baking goods using coconut flour, so I hope you stay tuned. I hope you get to try and make these. If you do, please report back :-)

Now onto the details for the giveaway:

You know, or some of you know, that I am on the works of actually writing a healthy cooking ebook with some of my favorite recipes from the blog as well as some new ones.

I would like for you to tell me what it is that you would like to see included in the healthy cooking ebook.

So far, in the book, I will thoroughly explain my take on what healthy eating really means and I am going to include different sections in the cooking book with recipes that can appeal to a wide variety of an audience such sections on 30 minutes meals, smoothies, breakfast, dessert, gluten free etc. I am also including a section on carbohydrate counting for those that needed but, most of all, I need to know what it is that you want!!

So please go on and give me a comment on it :-) Anything and everything would be considered!!

Good luck!!



Here you can see the bananas in the left and the batter on the right which is sort of thick.

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These are pictures of the muffins before and after baking. It took about 24 minutes to bake them!!

Gluten free breakfast banana muffins from eatgood4life.com

We had these for breakfast :-) with a huge glass of milk. They were awesome!!

 

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Gluten free coconut and banana muffins and a giveaway

Yield: 9 muffins

Ingredients:

3 organic eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking soda

Adapted from here

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, mash bananas until creamy, add in honey, eggs and coconut oil  and mix through with a wire whisk.
Add coconut flour, and mix well. I do this with a wire whisk. Allow batter to sit for 5 minutes to allow the coconut flour time to absorb the liquids.
Add baking soda and walnuts and combine. Fill cupcake liners all the way like in the picture.
Bake for 22-26 minutes or until lightly browned on the top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove muffins from the baking pan and let cool in a wire rack.

Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 9 servings

Giveaway is currently closed: Congrats to Amy Beth Marantino. Contact me to get the prize.

I am giving away:

  1. A microplane/zester
  2. A medium cookie scoop.
  3. Food Photography book that is super useful.

I actually own these itmes myself :-) These could be a great gift for some one you know of just yourself :-)

 How to enter the giveaway:
  • Leave a comment telling me what would you like me to include in the healthy cooking ebook?
Optional Additional Entry:
You can do the following for an additional entry for a total of two entries. Just be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry however an answer to the question is key to qualify to enter the giveaway. If you are already a fan on facebook just leave your separate comment, it still counts!!
Rules:
  • Anyone that lives in the US can enter.
  • Entries must be submitted by Saturday, June 30th 12:00pm EST. A winner will be randomly chosen. I will announce the winner in my following post that week and on facebook.
  • The winner will have 2 days to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

Giveaway sponsored by Eat Good 4 Life :-)
GOOD LUCK!!

40 comments

  1. I like quick dinner ideas for days when I get home from work and have less than an hour to get dinner on the table.

  2. Well my parents live in the US so I’m entering anyway. :)

    Yay for another giveaway! I already like you on Facebook, and as for the what I want to see in your cookbook comment… I need time to think! I’ll leave my comment after my proper thinking time in the shower. :)

    And those muffins looks amazing! I’m so happy that your first coconut flour adventure went well. My first few were really not good. And the pictures are so pretty!

  3. With two young kids, healthy lunch ideas (that kids and adults would actually enjoy) would be awesome. It seems like all the moms I know get stuck on what to serve for lunch. Simple, quick, healthy lunches would be great!

    Good luck on your book!

  4. Yum! I’ve been wanting to try more with coconut flour. I made some pancakes that kind of scared me off, but I want to try again. So funny that you would choose these things to giveaway! I was thinking of getting the zester and the scoop(in a couple different sizes!) next time I order from amazon. I think they’d be super useful. As for things to include in your ebook, I’d say quick make-ahead snacks! Always need those :)

  5. And I like you on FB :D

  6. I’d love to see healthy desserts! Especially chocolatey ones :)

  7. I would love to see healthy desserts! Especially chocolatey ones :)

  8. These look so yummy and moist!

  9. I would like you to include healthy desserts! I can’t stay away from my chocolate lava cakes so I’d love to see a healthier version of them

  10. I would like to see a comparison of different sugars -brown vs white (for examaple) and then also a nutritional comparison of sugar substitues or alternatives such as maple syrup, agave, stevia, honey, sweet and low, etc. Love this recipe by the way!

  11. i would like to see all the nutrition facts of every recipe

  12. I’m not very clever and I can’t think of anything really good, but I like the idea of make ahead stuff. Make ahead snacks, desserts, meals, whatever.

  13. Ooooohhhh, those muffins look so yummy! I have a bag of coconut flour sitting lonely in the pantry. I think I’ll get bananas tomorrow to make the muffins! :-)

    I’d like to see healthy dessert or snacks for both kids and adults. Also, healthy quick meal ideas with alternatives.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

  14. Ooooohhhh, these look so good! I have a bag of coconut flour sitting lonely in the pantry and I think I’ll get bananas tomorrow to make these soon!

    I’d like to see healthy dessert and snack recipes along with healthy quick meal ideas!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

  15. Can you include something about packing a healthy lunch? I always get in a rut when I’m making things to eat while at work.

  16. i would like to see quick and healthy after school snacks for the kids (teens)

  17. i like Eat Good 4 Life on Facebook

  18. I would love it if your cook book included some gluten-free cookie recipes!

  19. Good luck with the book. I would like to see recipes that are low GI, using agave instead of sugar (even non-refined still makes your blood sugar rocket) and complex carb and without too much butter (I often use sunflower oil in cakes instead). Have you seen the Babycakes book? They use lots of alternative ingredients to make healthy but yummy cakes. Also I find spelt a great alternative to wheat (still has gluten but is more digestible). Good luck!

  20. I’ve recently been looking for recipes that are low on sugar but that do NOT have sugar substitutes and find it very difficult to find. Especially for baking recipes.

  21. I looove pasta dishes, but I’ve recently discovered that they’re more of an indulgence than anything! So much cream and fat to make the sauce delicious… It would be great if you could include ways to make the classic pasta dishes lighter and healthier, possibly without sacrificing the taste? Good luck with the book! :)

  22. Breakfast ideas! I’m always looking for breakfasts that I can make ahead of time that are well rounded nutritionally. Better still if they are warm breakfast ideas and not cold ones. Eating oatmeal does not keep my full long enough, and eating fruity quickbreads has too much sugar.

    -TC

  23. Que delicioso! I want to make these asap!

  24. I love seeing ideas on how to make healthy substitutions without having to buy a lot of specialty items. Your muffin recipe is a perfect example as I have everything on hand already!

  25. Whenever I look at recipe books,if they don’t have the calories listed then I don’t even consider getting it. I’m probably a lot more picky about my cookbooks then others but I’m sure a lot of people would appreciate nutritional information. I know I would! :)

  26. I would like to see a health moist delicious carrot cake and brownie recipes.
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  27. This looks so darn yummy.. .love muffins as such. i haven’t used coconut oil in baking. is it really coconut-y?

  28. I would like to see recipes included that can be packed in lunch boxes or lunch bags as healthy snacks.

  29. Great giveaway! One thing I always wish cookbooks included was some ideas about leftovers. How can a healthy dinner turn into a healthy lunch for tomorrow? I’m also always up for recommendations by season. I try to eat only seasonal vegetables so it helps if that’s noted somewhere!

  30. If you could include low calorie recipes?

  31. I already like you on FB

  32. These muffins look divine!

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  34. Meigancam01,

    Thanks for the kind comment :-) I hope you continue to visit my blog!!

  35. I made them without the honey (trying to stay low carb) and they were delicious! Even my picky hubby liked them!

  36. Dg,

    I am glad you like them. Thanks for leaving some feedback :-)

  37. Made these muffins this morning. I didn’t have any coconut flour, so I used a mix of brown rice flour and tapioca flour. They turned out well and are super yummy!

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