TThese (grain-free and paleo) orange poppy seed flax muffins are light and sweet from a combination of naturals sugars in orange juice and honey.

These (grain-free and paleo) orange poppy seed flax muffins are light and sweet from a combination of naturals sugars in orange juice and honey.

There are a few techniques that I recommend to make Paleo baked goods more fluffy. When baking with coconut flour in particular, sometimes the resulting cookies or muffins can take on texture similarities to hockey pucks. Correcting this requires a few extra steps but the improvements in lightness and palatability (that should be a word) are worth it. 

  • Room temperature eggs whip up much fluffier than eggs fresh from the fridge, and are generally more easy to incorporate into your dry miz when that time in the recipe comes. If you’re planning on Paleo baking later in the day, pull your eggs out and let them gradually warm to room temperature on your counter before you begin.
  • Most brands of baking powder include stuff like cornstarch that isn’t considered part of Paleo eating. Make your own with baking soda and cream of tarter. Cream of tarter is available in most grocery stores, and it’s the acid you need to mix with the baking soda base in order to achieve the chemical reaction that leavens baking. 
  • Mixing arrowroot starch with coconut flour helps ingredients bind together and breaks up the density that results from coconut flour alone.

This recipe uses all of these techniques and (aside from the step of whipping the egg whites) is the opposite of finicky. Enjoy!

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(Grain-Free) Orange Poppy Seed Flax Muffins

Prep Time 20 mins 2017-04-28T00:20:00+00:00
Cook Time 40 mins 2017-04-28T00:40:00+00:00
Serves 8     adjust servings

These grain-free orange poppy seed flax muffins are light and sweet from a combination of naturals sugars in orange juice and honey.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup golden flax meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or prep with muffin liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flax meal, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, cream of tarter, poppy seeds and salt.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, honey and orange juice. Crack the eggs and separate the egg whites into a medium mixing bowl, add the egg yolks to the honey mixture.
  4. Whip the egg whites using a hand mixer until soft peaks form. Work the egg yolks into the dry mixture, then work that into the whipped whites.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, then insert into the preheated oven. Cook for 40* minutes, until the muffins are browned on the top and a tester inserted comes out clean.

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Recipe Notes

*Some commentors have discovered their ovens cooked the muffins much faster. If yours runs hot, check after 20 minutes for doneness.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 163kcal Calories from fat 87
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 198mg 8%
Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 5g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 25g 80g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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