Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
(nut-free, grain-free and egg-free; appropriate for the autoimmune protocol)

This is a guest post from Mary Lapp, blogger at simpleandmerry.


I love to bake!  I also love to eat baked goods!  So when one can’t eat eggs, dairy, grains, legumes, nuts or seeds – there is a problem.  What’s left?  Coconut!!  (And fruit and chocolate, it’s true!)  Whole coconut should not be overdone as it is full of fiber – so don’t eat the whole batch by yourself.  J  I use an 11 cup food processor in this recipe, but you could also try subbing 1 cup of warm coconut cream concentrate/coconut manna for the coconut – and use a mixer.

Use raspberries instead of blueberries, and these would be perfect for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day!  They are soft and fudgy when they first come out of the oven, but when you chill them, they firm up to an almost cheesecake like consistency that is just amazing!  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 8 muffin cups with liners.
  2. Place the unsweetened coconut in an 11 cup food processor.  Process 5 minutes.  (I time it!)
  3. Let the food processor rest for 5 minutes – so it doesn’t overheat.
  4. Scrape if necessary, and turn back on for 5 minutes, or until it is liquidy and you can hear it splash.  For picture support of this process, see this post.
  5. Add the zest, lemon juice, maple syrup and sea salt.  Process until it comes together.
  6. Add the baking soda, and process just until incorporated.
  7. Divide batter into 8 muffin cups.  Top with 1 Tbs. frozen blueberries on each cupcake.
  8. Bake for 25-27 minutes.  You want them to be a little toasty.
  9. Chill before you serve for the best consistency – although they are really good any way! J

Mary Lapp is an ex-Pastry Chef who loves whole foods!  She enjoys learning about healing with whole foods, and is so thankful for all the good information Aglaee has on her site.  Mary lives with her husband in Lancaster County, PA, where she cooks simple and deliciously healing food Every Day.  J For more fun recipes, please visit her blog at www.simpleandmerry.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/SimpleAndMerry

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