Saturday, January 25, 2014

Daniel Fast Coconut Sweet Potato Muffins - No Flour (DF, GF)

This is Day 21 of my Daniel Fast - the last day for this fast !!!

These are SOOOOOO good.  They have a crunch from the pecans.  I LOVE the coconut flakes in the muffins - I think it gives the muffins a chewier and more "coconut flavor" than the shredded coconut !!!!  These are great for either breakfast or a snack. 

As with all Daniel Fast muffins, since you can not use leavening agents (baking powder or baking soda),  they do not rise like "regular" muffins - resulting in a denser muffin.  These muffins are better the day after they are made.  Actually, I think ALL muffins taste better the day after they are made !!   I LOVE these warmed in the microwave.

I modified a recipe in  The Rice Diet Renewal  to come up with this recipe.

1 and 1/2 cups Quaker old fashioned oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup  Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2 Tbsp Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup date syrup 

Mix the vanilla, mashed bananas, sweet potato, applesauce and date syrup  in one bowl. 

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  

I like using the silicone bakeware for my muffins.  The muffins  come out so easily and I don't need to grease the pan.  My favorites are:   Casabella Silicone Standard Muffin PanCasabella Silicone Large Muffin Pan, Casabella Jumbo Muffin Cups.

The OXO Large Scoop  is GREAT for scooping out batter into the muffin pan.  It is MUCH neater than when I used a spoon to scoop the batter into the pan - I no longer get batter all over the muffin pan !!!

Estimated Nutritional Value per muffin based on 11 muffins:  Calories 199, Total Fat 5.9g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 6mg, Carbs 38.1g, Fiber 4.1g, Sugars 20.9g, Protein 4.4g

Part of the Daniel Fast is praising God.....SO......

Praise God for he is:
resurrector, righteous, refiner, redeemer, rock, Ruler, refuge

The Lord decides what a person will do; no one understands what his life is all about.
Proverbs 20:24 (NCV)


  1. YUM! I love using sweet potato in foods that aren't savoury. It really brings our their sweetness :-)

    1. Hey Sandy....I really does bring out the sweetness !!!!


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