Gluten-Free Coconut Almond Muffins

by | Nov 28, 2023 | Dessert | 0 comments

Welcome to my blog! Today, I’m excited to share a special gluten-free recipe: Coconut Almond Muffins with Coconut Pastry Cream. These muffins are a delightful blend of coconut and almond flavors, offering a unique twist on traditional baking. They’re ideal for birthdays or any festive occasion. Let’s get started!

The Perfect Blend of Flavors for our Coconut Almond Muffins

Firstly, these muffins stand out with their perfect mix of coconut and almond. By replacing all-purpose flour with coconut and almond flours, we create a gluten-free treat that doesn’t compromise on taste or texture. Moreover, the coconut pastry cream adds a creamy, luxurious finish.

Ingredients and Prep

Muffin Ingredients:

  • Eggs, sugar, almond and coconut flours, shredded coconut, milk, oils, and baking powder.

Pastry Cream Ingredients:

  • Coconut milk, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, coconut oil, and white chocolate.

Prep Time: 45 minutes, Cook Time: 30-35 minutes. Yields 10-12 muffins.

Gluten Free Coconut and Almond Flour Muffins

Step-by-Step Baking Guide for our Coconut Almond Muffins

Preheat your oven and begin by creaming the eggs and sugars. Subsequently, add the wet and dry ingredients, ensuring a well-combined batter. After filling the muffin cups, bake until golden brown. Meanwhile, prepare the pastry cream by cooking the yolk mixture until thickened, then add coconut oil and white chocolate.

Assembling the Coconut Almond Muffins

Once baked, let the muffins and pastry cream cool. Then, pipe the cream into and on top of the muffins. Optionally, garnish with chocolate shavings.

The Joy of Gluten-Free Baking

Baking gluten-free can often seem daunting, but it’s truly a rewarding experience. These muffins, with their blend of almond and coconut flours, showcase how alternative ingredients can create wonders. The texture is light yet satisfying, and the flavors are rich and nuanced. For those new to gluten-free baking, this recipe is a fantastic starting point. It’s straightforward, yet the results are absolutely impressive. As you mix the ingredients and watch the muffins rise in the oven, there’s a sense of accomplishment in knowing you’re creating something both healthful and delicious.

Perfect for Any Occasion

Whether it’s a birthday, a family gathering, or just a special treat for the weekend, these muffins fit perfectly into any scenario. The elegance of the coconut pastry cream makes them ideal for more formal events, yet they’re simple enough for casual enjoyment. They’re a conversation starter, often surprising guests with the revelation that they are indeed gluten-free. The versatility of these muffins makes them a staple in any baker’s repertoire, especially when catering to a crowd with diverse dietary needs.

Sharing the Love

One of the best parts of baking is sharing your creations with loved ones. These muffins, with their delightful blend of flavors and textures, are sure to bring smiles. They’re a testament to the fact that gluten-free baking doesn’t mean compromising on taste or presentation. Presenting these muffins to friends and family not only spreads joy but also raises awareness about the possibilities in gluten-free baking. Each muffin is a small gift of love, a treat that is as enjoyable to give as it is to receive.

Through these additional paragraphs, the blog post becomes more comprehensive, touching upon the emotional and social aspects of baking and sharing these delightful gluten-free treats.

Gluten Free Coconut and Almond Flour Muffins

Gluten Free Coconut and Almond Flour Muffins with Coconut Pastry Cream

These gluten free muffins hold the perfect blend of coconut and almond flavors by replacing all-purpose flour with a combination of coconut and almond flours. They are festive and tasty making them the perfect gluten free treat for birthdays and/or other festive occasions.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut, almond, gluten free, muffins
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 394kcal

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ½ tbsp white sugar
  • 2 ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp baking powder

Pastry Cream

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup white chocolate

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 400°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add 2 eggs and brown and white sugar. Mix by hand or with a stand mixer until creamed.
  • Add milk, vegetable oil, olive oil, shredded coconut, and almond flour. Combine well. 
  • Add coconut flour, slowly, three tablespoons at a time. Combine. If the mixture seems too wet, you can add two to three more tablespoons coconut flour.
  • Add baking powder, combine.
  • Place cupcake liners into the muffin cups. Evenly distribute batter into the cups.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • While the muffins are baking, prepare pastry cream. 
  • In a large saucepan, add egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and coconut milk. Stir to combine and cook over low heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Add coconut oil and white chocolate. Mix to combine.
  • Cool the pastry cream 10-15 minutes. Whip 4-5 minutes. This will make the pastry cream creamier.
  • Completely cool the pastry cream and muffins.
  • Add cream mixture to a pastry bag and carefully pipe a small amount into the muffins and then pipe on top to frost.
  • Garnish the top of muffins with white or dark chocolate shavings if desired.

Notes

White or Dark Chocolate shavings for garnish, if desired

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2mg

Conclusion

In conclusion, these gluten-free coconut and almond flour muffins with coconut pastry cream are not only delicious but also a testament to the versatility of gluten-free baking. They’re perfect for any celebration or simply as a treat for yourself. Happy baking and enjoy your delightful, gluten-free creation!

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