Gluten Free Blueberry, Lemon, Sunflower Seed Muffins With Lemon Butter Cream Frosting

 


Here is that little “Cheat Treat” That tastes incredible!


Just ask my kids, this is the one!
Are you trying to make healthier eating choices?
Is it hard for you to go places and see people eat all those delectable desserts while you turn them away because you don’t want all the sugar or the gluten?  Well, them days are no more.  What if I told you that this muffin is loaded with super foods too?  It is!
Can you imagine eating a dessert that is actually good for your health ?
They are made with lemon, coconut, blueberries, and yes, sunflower seeds! These are grain free and made with coconut flour.  Only two tablespoon of honey for 6 muffins yet they taste perfectly sweet with the added safe sugar alternative “stevia”. The good news is if you are going dairy free, you can easily make this  yummy muffin and omit the dairy by making these without frosting.  They are still every bit delicious I assure you.   I enjoy this recipe both ways. 🙂  It is next to near impossible to keep these in my house.  I personally like these the best after storing them in the fridge vs. room temperature.  It has the richness and density of a cheesecake like dessert. Caution:  These are addicting!

A Little About Coconut Flour

Coconut flour has a generous amount of fiber, and  protein.    Coconut flour is the ideal flour  for people who are going gluten free, have gluten sensitivities, and  those with celiac disease. This flour has the highest amount of fiber out of any flour.   Because this flour is low on the glycemic index it is the preferred flour for those with blood sugar issues and diabetes.  This particular flour is a staple in Paleo diets when it comes to baked goods.  On a low carb eating plan?  This is the flour you want to use.  The high fiber content helps you to feel full which means you eat less.  So, with coconut flour you can have your cake and eat it too!

 

Ingredients

3 eggs

2 tablespoons melted butter ( Organic Valley Unsalted Tastes incredible)  For dairy free:  substitute with 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil

or Ghee (clarified butter for those with dairy sensitivities)

2 tablespoons coconut milk or  organic cow milk

2 tablespoons  raw honey

10- 20 drops liquid stevia

small pinch of REAL salt

1 tsp.  organic vanilla

3 tablespoons organic lemon juice

8 drops organic lemon essential oil

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon (reserved) organic  frozen or fresh blueberries * note* if using frozen, let them thaw on paper towel and pat them dry before using

2 tablespoons organic  sunflower seeds

1/3 cup  organic coconut flour

1/4 tsp. baking powder

 

Instructions

  • Pre- heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix together eggs, melted butter, coconut milk, honey, stevia, salt, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  • Combine coconut flour with baking powder and mix well then mix thoroughly into the batter until smooth with no lumps.
  • Add sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup  blueberries to batter and mix in. Save the 1 tablespoon of blueberries for later when you frost the muffins.
  • Grease muffin tins with coconut oil or butter and dust with coconut flour lightly.
  • Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full and put into oven on middle rack for 15-17 minutes.  Makes 6 muffins

 

Lemon Butter cream frosting

These are  very good and moist and packed full of flavor,
so………..if you are going dairy free, no worries, they are still very good without the frosting!

 

Frosting Ingredients: (Contains dairy)

6 oz. room temperature organic cream cheese

4 tablespoons room temperature  organic butter

2 tablespoons organic grated lemon peel

2 tablespoons lemon juice

4 drops organic lemon essential oil

15-20 drops liquid stevia

Instructions

  • mix cream cheese and butter till  well blended
  • add lemon peel, lemon juice, and stevia and blend together thoroughly
  • frost muffins when they are cooled
  • I put them in fridge
  • taste and enjoy and share the recipe with those you love  🙂

 

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