Perfect for the Fourth of July, or anytime, I’ve adapted a simple blueberry muffin into a red, white, and blue cupcake by adding raspberries to the batter. Pretty, delicious, sweet, and perfect for the occasion! This cupcake uses coconut flour so it’s a gluten and grain free recipe (as well as being dairy free). It’s light and “springy” to the touch and moist.
This morning I woke up thinking about the Fourth of July. I had a few different recipes that I could share for it, but none seemed “fourthy” enough. I thought of a bread I had seen at the bakery yesterday. A “red, white, and blue” sweet white bread had blueberries and raspberries folded into it for a pretty presentation. Perfect! This is an even more simple version of that idea.
It would be fun to make these even more special by adding some frosting. Perhaps this fluffy, honey sweetened frosting would be a good choice!
Red, White and Blue Cupcakes-makes 10-12 muffins
You can also use all blueberries for a delicious blueberry muffin. I used all frozen berries.
(To make these GAPS friendly, just leave out the baking powder, to make it SCD substitute baking soda. )
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs, gently beaten with a fork
1/3 cup of honey
1/3 cup of coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1-In a medium size bowl, place the coconut flour, sea salt, and baking powder. Whisk to remove any lumps.
2-Melt honey and coconut oil in a small saucepan, just until melted (if you have over-heated it all, let it cool before combining it with the eggs so that it won’t curdle it. Combine wet ingredients (eggs, honey, coconut oil, vanilla), and whisk thoroughly into dry ingredients.
3-Fold in fresh or frozen berries. In papered or lightly greased muffin tins, put about 1/4 cup of batter in each muffin tin. Make sure to have some of the blueberries and some of the raspberries in each muffin
4-Bake for 375 degrees until the muffins are lightly browned on the top and a toothpick comes out clean when poked into the middle of the muffin (20-28 minutes)
Cool and enjoy!
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