Gluten Free – Dairy Free Muffins

I think this is the recipe I’m most excited about from all my gluten free recipe experimenting last week!!! Cher left this recipe in the comments section in my Gluten Free Experiment post and since I had all the ingredients on hand, I gave them a try. (Cher, I’d like to give you a BIG hug!!!)


Upon first glance, it seems that there would be too much liquid in these, making for a really runny batter. But nope…it’s just right. I mixed them up, baked them, then held my breath:  Would my kids like them? They smelled good…they looked good…but would they taste good?

Oh. My. Muffin.

EVERY boy in my house scarfed these up…my pickiest son exclaiming, “Mom! These taste like CAKE!”

It’s only been a week, but I think I’ve made three batches of these already. We all love them.

Gluten Free – Dairy Free Muffins

6 eggs
4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/2 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Add-In Ideas:
1/4 cup chocolate chips (we use either these gluten free/soy free/dairy free chocolate chips or we make our own)
1/2 cup fresh berries
1/4 cup chopped, dried fruit

Mix all ingredients together, throw in an add-in if you’d like, then pour batter into a well greased muffin pan. Bake at 350 for 15-17 min. Makes 12 muffins.

By themselves, these muffins are awesome…but with chocolate chips. Oh my!

With both Coconut Oil and Coconut Flour in these, you would think they would have an overpowering coconut flavor. You can taste a bit of coconuty-goodness, but it’s not strong. Read this post explaining about the differences in coconut oilstry expeller pressed coconut oil if you don’t like the taste of coconut!

So where can you get Coconut Flour? I usually get mine from Tropical Traditions, but just saw this great pack of Coconut Flour at Amazon and decided to snatch it up. I think we’ll be making a lot of these muffins in the future…whether we remain gluten free or not. What an EXCELLENT little healthy muffin!!!

Have you ever baked with Coconut Flour? I’m hoping to figure out more Coconut Flour recipes. It’s super good for you! What add-in ideas can you think of for these muffins?


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  1. Tammy says

    I can’t have honey. I use Stevia in the raw. Could it be used instead of honey? And do you know how much? Thanks can’t wait to try these!


    Laura Reply:

    Not sure off the top of my head as I’ve never subbed stevia for these. It’s sure worth a try though!


  2. Heather says

    Just made these, they are in the oven as we speak.
    Yum can smell them cooking, cant wait to eat them.
    Thanks so much for the recipe, nice and easy to whip up.


  3. Shelain says

    The flavor in these is great but your muffins Laura look like muffins, my just look like lumpy cooked batter. Why? I even tried the tip one person gave with the brownies to separate the egg whites, whip and add last.


    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    I am not sure why they would be lumpy…Sometimes coconut flour can be difficult to get all mixed in. I wonder also if it has to do with the temperature of the coconut oil. Is it possible that it separated from the batter and that caused lumps? I am glad it tasted great anyway! :)


  4. Robyn Owens-Miille says

    These are in the oven right now! I had a few resistant lumps also and I decided to let my batter stand for about 5 minutes while I cleaned up the dishes and found that the lumps were then easier to mix in. I also used Kerrygold butter as my coconut oil jar was empty (oh, it’s a sad day).

    Hoping my boys like these as much as yours do!


  5. Amy says

    Wow! These are the best gluten and dairy free muffins I’ve ever baked!!! Everyone who tastes them likes them. :-) I love that I can customize these muffins – one favorite is topping each muffin cup batter with blueberries right before baking. And for Mother’s Day, we had to have a gluten, diary and processed sugar free dessert – so we made these muffins as is (plain) for our cupcakes.


    Amy Reply:

    (wasn’t finished yet ;-)) After baking the “cupcakes”, we topped each one with mixed berries and whipped coconut cream, it was an awesome dessert!!! Thank you so much for this recipe!!


  6. kentuckylady717 says

    Been looking for some coconut flour recipes…have 2 bags I purchased thinking I could use it just like regular flour and I don’t think so…..haven’t used it yet….have a question…why (6) eggs for this recipe ? It does seem like a lot….when you usually only use one or two for 12 muffins ? Just curious…..
    Does the coconut flour need to be sifted ? wonder why a couple of people ended up with lumpy batter ?



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