Sunday, March 23, 2014

Coconut Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins (GF)

These are REALLY REALLY good.  These have a GREAT flavor.  You can definitely taste the cinnamon, coconut and apple pieces and there is a crunch from the pecans. 

My co-workers also liked them and thought they were really good.  

This recipe was adapted from this recipe.

1 cup White Rice Flour  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 cup tapioca starch (I used Let's Do...Organic from Edward & Sons)
1/4 cup corn starch 
 (I use Bob's Red Mill)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum  (I use Barry Farm)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup Sucanat 
(I use Barry Farm)  (or brown sugar) 
1 cup pecans, chopped  
1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (I use Bob's Red Mill))
2 Tbsp molasses
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups chopped peeled apples
2 medium to large very ripe bananas, mashed

1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Mix molasses, applesauce, milk, vanilla, apples and mashed bananas 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, sprinkle with topping mixture and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 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 12 muffins:  Calories 224,  Total Fat  9g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium  116mg, Carbs 33.9g, Fiber 3.5g, Sugars 11.6g, Protein 2.1g

"I was naked when I was born, and I will be naked when I die.  The Lord gave these things to me, and he has taken them away.  Praise the name of the Lord."
Job 1:21 (NCV)


  1. Love the addition of a bit of molasses. I'm trying to get it into our family diet a bit more, so I'll have to add it to muffins. I have started putting it into our weekend pancakes and it works well and we can't taste it lol. Not really a fan of it if it can actually be tasted! ;-)
    And I actually found Xanthum gum in a regular grocery store the other day so I can start to experiment with it now!!!! xxx

    1. Hey Sandy !!! I LOVE molasses (I can eat it plain) !!!! I REALLY do
      like it it muffins - adds a little extra flavor !! Have to try it on pancakes - sounds interesting !!!! YEAH !!!! Glad you found xanthan gum in the store !!! - Denise XXXXXX


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