Baked Goods, Breakfast, Food

Coconut Pumpkin Muffins

These coconut pumpkin muffins are amazing! Unfortunately, I didn’t really get to enjoy much of this batch….

See I went ahead and made a batch of these muffins in order to take on a trip with me over the weekend. I pulled them out of the oven and put them on a piece of parchment paper on the counter to cool. While they were doing that, I went next door to visit my neighbors’ new baby. I came back about 15 minutes later, did a quick workout, switched my laundry (all within sight  of the kitchen) and walked into the kitchen. The muffins were GONE and the parchment paper was still in the exact same spot where it was on the counter.

I spent about 20 minutes going back and forth in my kitchen thinking I had lost my mind… “Did I put them in the fridge?” “Are they still in the oven?” “Is somebody in my house?” (Clearly I let my mind run away with this one) In the end, I finally realized that there was a should-be-starving puppy that was not yet asking for dinner. Yup.

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Coconut Pumpkin Muffins

Author Jenna Luchau

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Optional: nuts or chocolate chips!

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners or spray with coconut oil.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together remaining (wet) ingredients except for the coconut until smooth and combined.
  4. Add the flour mix to the wet mixture and stir until all lumps are gone. Stir in the shredded coconut.
  5. Note: the batter ends up being much thicker than you'd expect, but that's normal!
  6. Divide battter into muffin tins. If you're adding nuts or chocolate chips, sprinkle these on top!
  7. For mini muffins, bake about 13 minutes. For regular muffins, bake for 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

I know, I know – “Duh, Jenna”. While this would be the obvious answer to many people, my dog has never done something like this in the 2 years I’ve had him – I just didn’t think he had it in him! Not to mention how talented he must be to not even move the parchment paper or leave a single trace behind.

So the bad news is, I had only one of these muffins right after it came out of the oven. The good news is that there is not a muffin-eating intruder in my house and that I’m not going crazy (yet).

 

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