You can never go wrong with a good cupcake recipe and this is just that. Expect a fluffy bun topped with a creamy coconut frosting. We've subbed wheat flour for almond meal and coconut flour so it's a tasty alternative for coeliacs or those with a gluten intolerance.
- 75g almond flour
- 30g coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 large eggs
- 2 TBSP almond/coconut milk
- 3-4 TBSP honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 can chilled coconut cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 TBSP maple syrup
*Makes 8 cupcakes
- Preheat oven to 180ºC/Gas Mark 4.
- Line a muffin tray with paper cases.
- Mix the dry ingredients together before adding the wet ingredients and beating until well combined.
- Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and fill to about 2/3.
- Bake in oven for 20-25 mins or until a toothpick placed into the centre comes out clean.
- Leave to cool on wire rack.
- Chill a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight or for at least 4-5 hours.
- Scoop the thick layer of milk that will have settled on the top, keep the watery base and use it in a smoothie!
- With a mixer, or hand-beater, whisk the eggs for 3-5 minutes until soft creamy peaks form.
- Mix in the maple syrup and vanilla extract. If desired, add some natural food colouring and combine.
- Spoon or pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
- Decorate with your favourite toppings and viola!
- A light, fluffy flour that is gluten-free and wheat-free.
- Very high in fiber which improves digestion and enhances colon health.
- The high fiber content also has a positive effect on blood sugar levels; substituting coconut flour for some wheat flour in a recipe can also moderate the blood sugar effect of wheat.
- High in protein, nearly twice the amount than wheat flour.
- Full of healthy fats including medium-chain triglycerides, although saturated, these digest easily and provide instant energy, antimicrobial properties and may boost your metabolism.
- Contains the same healthy fats and benefits as coconut flour.
- Can improve digestive health and can be used to treat the symptoms of a stomach ulcer and acid reflux diseases.
- A tin of coconut milk can provide half or more of the recommended daily allowance of iron (7-8mg). This high level of iron can help treat anemia.
- Excellent source of vitamin E which provides nourishment for your skin and hair, can even be used to provide relief from sunburn when applied directly to the skin.