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Paleo Orange and Coconut Cupcakes

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:

4 eggs

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.

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