Saturday, 20 July 2013

Strawberry & White Chocolate Muffins (SCD & Paleo)

 I'm not sure why, but at my green grocer and EVERYWHERE this week there were lots of cheap strawberries for sale.  Wonderful, but a little odd considering it's the middle of winter here!
Anyway, I couldn't resist and now we have a taste of summer! :)



Strawberry & White Chocolate Muffins.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Makes: 10 muffins

Ingredients:
1 small banana
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup cacao butter
1/3 cup honey
1+1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
2 eggs

1 cup strawberries (chopped)

Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320F)
  • Melt coconut oil in microwave (1 min)
  • Melt cacao butter in microwave (about 2 mins).
  • Use a hand mixer to beat banana, coconut oil, cacao butter and honey.
  • Add eggs and beat.
  • In another bowl, mix together almond flour, coconut flour, vanilla and baking soda, breaking up any lumps.
  • Add wet mix to dry mix and mix well. :)
  • Fold through chopped strawberries.
  • Spoon into muffin cases and bake in oven for 20 - 25 mins.
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19 comments:

  1. Your food looks amazing. I WILL try some of these once I get back in to my own kitchen!! x

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  2. Hi Deb,
    These look great. Just a quick question...I was about to make them when I realised that you mentioned beating the cacao butter, but mine is solid. Am I to melt it first? Thanks for the lovely recipe!

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    1. Hi Deborah, yes, the cacao butter needs to be melted in the microwave. Mine takes about 2 minutes. Thanks for picking that up, I'll add it to the recipe! Hope you enjoy them. :)

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  3. Thank you! I'm going to try to make them tomorrow as I have some lovely, fresh strawberries in the fridge. I didn't want to go ahead with it today until I got your answer in case I was missing something :) I'll definitely let you know how they turn out. I think these will be a yummy breakfast idea for our 21 year old son...it's so hard to get him to eat in the morning (lol if he's even out of bed when it's still morning).

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  4. They are outstanding! Thanks so much for the recipe. I blogged about them here http://gourmetmom.blogspot.ca/2013/07/gluten-free-white-chocolate-strawberry.html (with a link to your recipe of course!) :)

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    1. Fantastic! So glad you liked them and for coming back and letting me know. Enjoy! :)

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  5. Just trying these now......forgot to put the banana in so I hope they work out alright!

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    1. Lol. Cooking is such an adventure! I've tried them without the banana and they were OK; different but OK. Hope you like them! :)

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  6. does the banana need to be really ripe?

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    1. I wouldn't use a green tipped banana; not enough sweetness. :)

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  7. Hi Deb! Recipe looks awesome! Any suggestion for someone who is allergic to almonds, what could I substitute instead of the almond flour?

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    1. Hi Sierra, any other nut flour would work. If you aren't able to have nuts, just coconut flour would work, but not as a 1:1 substitution. A little coconut flour goes a long way! I'll have to add this to my list of things to try in the future!
      xx

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  8. Is there anything I can use in place of banana I cannot eat them and that goes for this recipe or in general how do I substitute for a banana?

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  9. HI Donna, I found a great article at http://happyherbivore.com/2011/10/banana-substitutions-subbing-out-banana-replacing-/ about subbing out bananas. She suggests 1/2 cup applesauce or even yogurt. Hope that helps! xx

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  10. Can I use frozen strawberries or is it best to use fresh?

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    1. Frozen should be fine, Tania. :)

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  11. We made these for breakfast and they were DELICIOUS!! Thanks so much for posting Deb. : )

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    1. Fantastic! I'm so glad you enjoyed them. :)

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