Cassava Flour Muffins (3 ways)

I love a good muffin- they're the perfect little sweet, but sorta-healthy snack or quick one-handed breakfast (we like to serve them with a little something on the side, like eggs or a smoothie- but sometimes, you've gotta do what you've gotta do, mama!). I also love finding nutrient dense alternatives to regular old' white flour, like almond flour and coconut flour- or even meat! (just kidding, but these are really good- for dinner!). My latest obsession? Cassava flour!

It's naturally gluten-free, grain-free and delicious- it has a similar texture to regular flour, a little more chewy- but firm and it's also a little more fiber-rich than regular flour (it's made from the Yuca root) which makes it a great filling option.

I've been working on perfecting my basic recipe- so you can experiment and make your own favorite combo! Here are three of my favorites:

Basic Cassava Flour Muffin Recipe Makes 12 muffins

1 1/2 cups cassava flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp sea salt 3 eggs 1/3 cup plain applesauce 1/2 cup milk or almond milk 1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup) 2 tbsp melted butter or ghee (avocado oil works here, too)

  1. Line a muffin tin with paper (I love using parchment squares) or silicone liners. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients. Combine well. Add fillings (if using).

  3. Pour into lined muffin tin and top with toppings if using.

  4. Bake for 23-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before enjoying!

Morning glory: To basic batter, add: 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup shredded apple 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 tsp cinnamon Top with walnuts and a sprinkle of coconut sugar.


To basic batter, add: 1 heaping cup fresh or frozen blueberries and 1 tsp vanilla or lemon extract to batter. Top with fresh blueberries.

Strawberry Chocolate Chunk:

To basic batter, add: 1 cup chopped fresh or 3/4 cup crumbled freeze-dried strawberries 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks (or chips)

Top with crumbled freeze-dried strawberries and a few chocolate chunks.

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