Need to think of something to bring to a potluck? These delicious little muffins could be just the thing! Almost everyone can enjoy them because they are gluten free and dairy free.
Besides being great for a potluck, these Coconut Egg Mini Muffins are a perfect for a snack, dessert, or breakfast — especially with a cup of hot coffee!
Coconut Egg Mini Muffins – Gluten Free and Dairy Free!
1 1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 cups flaked unsweetened coconut
11 large eggs (yes, that’s one less than a dozen)
½ cup maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease a 24-cup non-stick mini muffin pan with coconut oil. (Tip: Place small bits of coconut oil into each muffin cup and then place the muffin pan into the oven while the oven in heating up. This will melt the coconut oil and make it easy to grease the muffin cups with a pastry brush.)
Evenly divide the flaked coconut among the muffin cups. Set the muffin pan aside.
Place the eggs into a bowl with a lip. Using a hand-held whisk beat the eggs until they are blended. Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to the eggs; whisk until thoroughly mixed.
Pour the egg mixture over the coconut in the mini muffin cups. (Tip: First, partially fill each muffin cup, starting with the ones in the center of the pan – because if you accidentally pour too much egg into a muffin cup, it will end up on the pan instead of on the counter. Then whisk the egg mixture again and pour the rest of it into the muffin cups to almost fill them to the brim. Use a fork to push the coconut that’s sticking up under the egg mixture so it can absorb some of the liquid and doesn’t burn.)
Place the filled muffin pan on the top shelf of the pre-heated 375 degree F oven and bake for 16 – 18 minutes or until all the muffins are firm and starting to brown on top.
Remove the muffin pan from the oven and let the muffins cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Gently remove the muffins from the pan. (Tip: If they stick to the sides of the muffin cup, then just use a spoon around the edges to loosen them before removing them from the pan.)
To store, cover and refrigerate.
Enjoy and be healthy!