By What's Cooking? on October 26, 2006
Photo by What's Cooking?
Photo by What's Cooking?
"A moist, sweet, gluten-free muffin that happens to be reduced carb and high in fiber. Coconut flour absorbs a huge amount of liquid, so only a small amount of flour is necessary. The eggs work as a leavening and binding agent. Very yummy. Kosher: Pareve (if made with oil). Dairy-free and grain-free."
Serving Size: 1 (389 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Not really in the same league as white flour muffins. It lacks the fluffiness and is more of a mushy (or moist, if you feel like being polite) little pastry. The flavor is pretty darn tasty (though a little eggy) with subtle coconut flavor working great with the tart blueberries. I actually think these might even taste better in a few days when they've dried out, which is something I can't say for "real" muffins."
"Finally . . . a wonderful grain-free(able) muffin recipe!!! Being both gluten-intolerant and allergic to corn, I had yet to find a muffin recipe that came close to replicating the taste and texture of wheat muffin. That search stops here! I altered the recipe a bit by using a baking powder substitute, potato-vodka vanilla extract and homeade almond milk instead of the coconut milk. I also used about 1/4 again as much of the blueberries. They are fantastic and I think the recipe will serve as a nice base recipe from which to experiment. Thanks!"
"I made these thinking that they would be low in Weight Watchers' Points. I should have figured out the Points value before making them. From my calculations there is 185 calories, 10.8 grams of fat, and 3.75 grams of fibre, which makes each muffin 4 Points. They do not taste good enough to warrant this many Points in my opinion!"
"I made these according to the recipe except substituting buttermilk for the coconut milk. Tasted alright, although I don't know if I'll make again, slightly strange texture."
"I'm used to the texture differences of gluten-free baking and don't have a problem with it in general; even so, the texture of these muffins was just not enjoyable. I'm sure the recipe just needs another type of flour combined with the coconut flour; unfortunately, I don't know which flour or in what proportions... Other than that, the flavor combination is pretty good, though I think it, too, might be improved with the addition of another type of flour. If you try this recipe, you probably want to go with the small batch the first time. It's a pretty small investment in both time and ingredients - and maybe you'll come up with the perfect modification for it!"
"I made these because I had all the ingredients on hand. I didn't like the texture or the taste. They were very strange. I would not make them again."
"These muffins were delicious and fluffy. I will defenently make theses again."
"These muffins are very good and easy to make. I added 1/4 cup chopped pecans to the batter and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. It made 7 regular size mufins. It's nice to find an easy gluten free muffin that makes just enough for one or two days. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"These are very tasty, especially if you like coconut, although my wheat allergic son who claims to hate coconut thinks they are terrific. Texture is very light. Flavor is slightly sweet. Vanilla is not shown in the ingredients but definitely enhances the overall flavor. A bit of lemon rind will go into my next batch. I bet these are sublime if made with butter - so far I've used oil. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!"
"terrific muffins. extremely easy to make. very light and airy in texture - unlike whole wheat flour muffins (altho i do personally like wh wheat muffins). perfect amount of sweetness. very moist, too. to be expected tho with all those eggs. they come out very very yellow on top - look like corn muffins or yellow cake. great product overall. one thing tho - i would say that these taste pretty heavily of coconut. only that i mean that if someone really did not like coconut they probably would not like these. for all others tho, i think most would love that flavor. the big thing here is that texturally these things are amazing! just like white flour muffins. im in love!!!"