I’ve finally found a recipe for grain free muffins that doesn’t use any sugar substitutes. It relies on the bananas for sweetness (which is plenty😊).
These are so easy to make and freeze really well too.
Grain free banana muffins
* 5 eggs
* 2 bananas
* 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter (softened)
* 1/2 cup coconut flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp vanilla
* extra milk to thin out mixture if needed
Preheat oven to 200°C.
Place all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Using a stick blender, mix until smooth. Use a little milk if the mixture is too thick.
Pour into greased muffin tins (or use paper baking cups – inexpensive to buy and so easy😉).
Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes or until browned and set in the middle.
I’ve been following a low carb diet for a few months now and while I haven’t really missed bread all that much, I was missing my tortillas! I found this recipe which works really well. It’s got a different taste and texture but holds together really well, and also works pretty well as a pizza base. However, don’t try using it in tortilla pie or enchiladas etc… It kind of disintegrates during cooking!
Coconut flour tortillas
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 tablespoons psyllium husk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, softened
1 cup boiling water or stock
1/2 teaspoon Mexican spices, optional
in a medium sized bowl, stir together the coconut flour, psyllium husk, salt and spices. Add the butter or coconut oil. Stir and gradually add the boiling water – it will melt the butter. Combine until smooth. Divide dough into quarters and place one piece between 2 sheets of greased baking paper. Use a rolling pin to roll out to a thin circle shape. You can then cook these In a couple of different ways. My favourite is to cook it on a sandwich press. This flattens it out nicely and cooks evenly on both sides. You could also use a frying pan. I find this leaves you with a slightly thicker tortilla. Either way works well for me…
Keep tortillas in the freezer, as they don’t keep well. I find popping them under the sandwich press for about 30 seconds or so is enough to defrost them quickly and they cope well with being frozen.