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Gluten Free Maple Pecan Muffins

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I’ve been on a baking spree!  A coconut flour baking spree to be exact.  I’ve been trying out a lot of techniques to help make a muffin that is light, fluffy and has a nice dome top like a regular muffin.

I was playing around with egg whites and a chocolate recipe and I combined the two and it resulted in an amazing chocolate mousse cupcake.  I took the technique and I ran with it.  I started applying it to all my coconut flour recipes that I have been working on.  The technique solved the reoccurring dense issue.

Each muffin is roughly 7 net carbs according to  If you feel that is too high for you be careful about switching the maple syrup to another sweetener.  Coconut flour is extremely sensitive to  the amount of liquid in a recipe.  I have a cookbook that suggests a ratio of  1 cup of honey = 1 1/4 cup of sugar + 1/4 cup of liquid.  The amount of maple syrup in this recipe is about 1 tsp per muffin.  It adds a subtle sweetness.

Can I get a high five for better photography!

Gluten Free Maple Pecan Muffins

Author: Carol Lovett
Recipe type: Snack, Muffin, Dessert
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 3
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg.
  2. MUFFIN:
  3. Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks.
  4. Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks.
  5. In a separate bowl mix the egg yolks with the coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Sift the coconut flour and add to the egg yolk mixture.
  7. Add the baking powder.
  8. Mix the egg yolk mixture until smooth.
  9. Slowly add the egg yolk mixture to the egg whites. *I left my mixer on while doing this.
  10. Pour the mixture into muffin liners. *I recommend silicone muffin liners. All of the muffins in the pictures were baked in silicone muffin liners.
  11. Fill to the top.
  12. TOPPING:
  13. In a bowl mix all the pecans, maple syrup and cinnamon together.
  14. Sprinkle on the muffins.
  15. Bake at 350 deg for 18 minutes or until baked.
*This recipe makes 3 muffins.


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12 Responses to Gluten Free Maple Pecan Muffins

  1. Karen@Living Low Carb September 7 at 10:35 pm #

    I was just thinking how great the pictures looked and then I read the line about the photography. *High Five* And those muffins sound/look so good!
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    • CAROLditchthewheat September 7 at 10:39 pm #

      Thank you!!! I have been working soooo hard at getting better:)

  2. Melissa September 8 at 12:08 pm #

    i’ve been on a coconut flour kick too! we brought back a huge bottle of maple syrup from our Calgary trip…from the family farm! i know what i’ll be using it for. 🙂

    • CAROLditchthewheat September 8 at 9:23 pm #

      I saw your recipe with coconut flour and it looked delicious!

  3. Aaron September 8 at 4:40 pm #

    These look amazing! Photos looks great too…

    • CAROLditchthewheat September 8 at 9:23 pm #

      Thank you Aaron!

  4. Ariel February 20 at 8:50 pm #

    yum! these look excellent! i will have to try them soon!
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