It has taken a few test runs to figure out this recipe – thanks to the fun of using Coconut Flour! The healthy benefits of coconut flour makes it very appealing (especially to those of us who are watching our carbohydrates): it is gluten-free, extremely high in fiber, and low in digestible carbs. However, if you haven’t used it before, it takes a bit of practice to actually bake anything with it. DO NOT try to directly substitute regular flour with coconut flour in any of your recipes – as there is no gluten to bind your ingredients together, your baked goods will end up dry and crumbly (as coconut flour just absorbs all of your liquid ingredients).
So… the trick to using coconut flour is to just use a SMALL amount (it may seem like it is not enough, but, trust me – IT IS!). And you will need a lot of eggs to bind everything together. Surprisingly, this all works, and gives you a resulting product that tastes REALLY GOOD, and is actually good for you.
Enjoy these healthy, low carb Pumpkin Muffins as a snack or for a quick breakfast. You can even use this same recipe to make Pumpkin Bread!