When I was a child we had buns. Never muffins, fairy cakes or even cupcakes. It was buns. And yesterday was so cold I decided what better way to warm up than to put on the oven and have a good old baking session.
I read a while back that coconut is one of the wonder foods and that as well as being protein-rich with a multitude of essential vitamins, calcium and iron, there are numerous health benefits including protecting against heart disease and regulating blood sugar and diabetes. What's more, because it is so highly anti-viral it can protect you against a variety of immune attackers, including swine flu. You can read more here.
I bought some coconut flour and oil from here recently which is what I used in my baking. And because coconut has a sweetness to it and I was already incorporating fruits, I left out the sugar to see how much difference it made. I made two batches, one using blueberries, the other raisins. Surprise, surprise, one child preferred the berry version and the other, raisins. Thank goodness they're quick to make and by the way, they were delicious! (I emphasise the were because they didn't hang around too long!)
This recipe was adapted from one found on the link and you can see more here.
1/4 cup sifted coconut flour
3 tblsp (15g) coconut oil, melted
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup blueberries or 2 tblsp (2 mini boxes) raisins
Preheat oven to 205 deg (400F). Mix together the eggs, coconut oil and salt. Add the coconut flour and mix well till smooth. Fold in the blueberries or raisins (if using blueberries, make sure they are dried thoroughly after washing or they will sink to the bottom). Spoon the mixture into bun cases and bake for 16 - 18 minutes. Makes 6 buns.
(The original recipe uses 3 tblsp honey but I left this out)
Enjoy the weekend! x