These grain free lemon cranberry muffins are one of those basic kid-and-family-friendly recipes. Lemon and cranberry are a classic combination, making these muffins a great snack…or winter soup accompaniment.
The cranberries in this recipe are fruit-juice sweetened and dried, but as fresh cranberries are in supply in Vermont right now (yes, another food grown locally!), I will eventually try these with fresh cranberries with the following adaptation:
- Instead of 3/4 cup of dried cranberries, I’ll use 1 cup of fresh.
- I’ll also increase the honey by 2 tablespoons to counteract the tartness.
Enjoy this simple recipe and let me know how you make them and like them. Did you try fresh cranberries? How did they turn out?
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¾ dried cranberries
- 6 eggs (preferably pastured)
- ½ cup organic butter, melted (alternatively use coconut oil for Paleo)
- ⅓ - ½ cup raw honey (depending on your sweetness preference)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line 12 muffin cups with liners.
- Combine the eggs, butter, and honey in a large bowl or in the bowl of an electric mixer.
- Combine the coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and cranberries in a bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well so there aren't any clumps. (Give the coconut flour a minute to absorb the moisture and expand.)
- Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling them about ¾ full.
- Bake for 18 - 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.