I’m still no sure what the hell Gaga means by that lyric, but I’m using it in reference to a recipe I made for lemon blueberry muffins.
I really can’t take the credit for it, actually. I just remixed it a little. The original is a Comfy Belly recipe, and if you haven’t tried any of the Comfy Belly recipes, you are doing this whole cooking thing wrong. The Very Vanilla Cupcakes are a staple in my recipe box. As are the Brownies (I swirl in a little natural peanut butter to this one). They are great substitute goodies when your tummy has no act right. Or if you’re just trying to cut back on high sugar treats and need an slightly healthier alternative. And many can be made even healthier with a few modifications and adjustments. Think coconut oil instead of butter. Or applesauce instead of eggs.
Sounds complicated, but really it’s not.
So, back to the original recipe: Cinnamon bun muffins!
They were so, so good. Then I got the idea to switch things up and do a blueberry version.
Totally easy to do. I just made the muffin base, took out the cinnamon, and added lemon zest and fresh blueberries. Baked at 350° for about 25 minutes.
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup honey (I’ve also used sugar-free breakfast syrup – the Splenda versions. Smuckers is my go-to choice.)
- 4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (this is probably not necessary)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (or use ghee or coconut oil)
- zest of 1 lemon
- blueberries (I added 7 in each muffin AFTER I put the batter in the cups/muffin tin and pushed them around with a chopstick)
Now…for how I screwed up. Coconut flour absorbs quite a bit of moisture, but even it has its limits. Do not use extra large eggs like I did. Large is good enough. Take into account the natural juices from the blueberries when they cook and the oil from the lemon zest. My muffins crumbled a little after the first day. They were a little too sticky. So, that extra 4 tablespoons of honey? Yeah, get rid of it. These will be sweet enough without it.
Here’s the finished product. Yummy! Usually makes 8. I got 9 out of this batch.
They still tasted amazing, though. Give it a try and tell me what you think.
**For whatever reason, coconut flour baked products taste TONS better the next day and cold. Store these in your fridge.