So the winter weather has finally set in and there in an abundant supply of beautiful fragrant oranges around. I am not the biggest fan of orange and chocolate, though I know that using any fruit in Paleo baking helps with the moisture content.
I also used only Coconut flour in this recipe, because firstly I have run out of Almond flour, as have all the shops around. There is obviously a surge in Paleo baking and retailers cannot keep up with the demand!
Secondly I wanted to try my hand at only using coconut flour to see the difference in textures. I have learnt by trial and error that coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid so if you use too much, it will be very dry, but also a little goes a long way and with the expense of these high protein flours, that is a great bonus. These muffins, only take ½ cup of flour.
So these are my coconut and orange muffin/cupcakes. I used coconut milk in them and you could ice them, that is the only reason they could be called cupcakes. I still haven’t learnt how to make icing yet. That will have to be another work in progress. I’m calling it a cupcake, but call it whatever you want, they taste lovely, light, fluffy and yummy.
Paleo coconut and orange cupcakes
Preheat your oven to 180C and line a muffin tin, with cupcake liner.
In a bowl combine:
1/2 cup fine coconut flour, sifted
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
½ tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Zest of one orange
In a separate bowl, whisk together:
5 T honey
1T coconut oil melted
Juice from 1 orange
2 T coconut milk
Mix dry ingredients into wet to combine.
Pour into the muffin and bake for 30 min, until a toothpick comes out cleanly.