Strawberry jam muffins

I’ve had coconut flour in my freezer for a while and i wanted to make something out of it.
I found this recipe from Powercakes and it looked amazing with the filling. I adapted it to make it without eggs as I can’t eat eggs. So, it’s vegan. Woot!
The filling should be made ahead of time; maybe a few hours before preparing the actual muffins to allow it to thicken.

INGREDIENTS

Strawberry filling:
1 and 1/2 cups strawberries

1/4 cup chia seeds

Muffins:
3/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup protein powder (preferably in a vanilla flavor)

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp agar powder

1/2 cup dry sweetener (or stevia, about 2-3 packets)

1 cup applesauce

1 cup non-dairy milk (i used coconut)

1/2 cup + 3 tbsp water

2 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
First make the strawberry jam:
1. Puree the strawberries until they are liquid.

2. Heat it up in the conventional oven for 10 minutes at 300 F.

3. Pour the strawberry puree into a bowl and mix the chia seeds into it.

4. Let it sit, covered, in the fridge for a few hours, or until the chia has jelled.

For the muffins:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. Mix all wet ingredients in a bowl.

3. Mix all dry in another bowl.

4. Pour wet over dry and mix to combine.

5. Line a muffin tin with liners and spoon batter into each muffin.

Narrow out an opening in the middle of each with the back of a spoon.
Reserve some batter for later.

6. Spoon about a tablespoon of the strawberry jam into each of the muffins.

7. Take a bit of the remaining batter and cover the jam completely.

8. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. sarah
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 00:51:33

    Is there anything I can sub for the agar powder? Ive wanted to try making these without the eggs or even less eggs, but I don’t have agar powder.

    Reply

    • coolkumquat
      Feb 18, 2014 @ 02:42:33

      You can try gelatin. I can’t vouch for the results, but they work in similar ways.

      The agar replaces egg whites. So, if you decide to make them with eggs you’ll need 3 egg whites.

      Reply

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