Spice Muffins (Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg) made with Coconut Flour

Tonight I’m going to a party—with my friends (girls only), and we do this same party every year with a different theme. This year…Lace (like I mentioned in my last post, it’s not like nightgown lace, but rather more like Madonna lace). I’m not sure if there will be pics, and even if so, I’m not sure I’ll post any (although aside from leggings and boots, I’ll be in 100% royal blue lace thanks to my mom for letting me borrow my sister’s prom dress from 1994).

The name of the party is the “Christmas Re-Gift,” and so we all wrap up the crappy presents we got, draw numbers and open presents (and eat and drink).The fun part is when someone actually brings something good to re-gift, and people steal it back and forth from each other (the rules say you can pick a gift to open or take one from someone else). In fact, we’ve been doing this for at least 6 years, and there are a few presents that recirculate every year (like a western themed wine holder…).

I always stress out over bringing a dish to pass. Usually I wait till the last minute and buy something. Or I plan ahead, but try and make something healthy, and then realize that no one will like it except me (and my friend Ali). This year, I copped out and bought spinach artichoke dip and pita chips from Wegmans (that’s what the Mediterranean bar is for, right?). I also made mini muffins…and I think I’m not going to take them. Because I don’t want to share. And I already ate 8 out of 24 of them. They totally work with my elimination diet, and they’re fabulous with coffee.

I’ll share the recipe though.

Spice Muffins made with Coconut Flour


7 eggs
1/2 cup shredded coconut (I used finely shredded)
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/3 cup maple syrup (I added this, I swear!)
1/2 cup erythritol (you could cut this and add another 1/4 cup syrup if you want to)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
I put this in the mixer and set it on high for a minute, and then reduced the speed to med-low.

Next, add:

1/2 cup melted coconut oil (I don’t own a microwave so I used a double boiler)

You’ll drizzle in the coconut oil as the mixer is on med-high. This ensures that it doesn’t harden and it is distributed throughout the batter evenly.

Grease your muffin tin, and fill each cup so it is 95% full–the batter should be almost exactly even with the top of the muffin pan (I think this helped them rise better than the lemon ones—based on a tip I saw on pinterest).

Bake on 350 degrees F, for 18 minutes.

Fluffy, pretty, spicy (in a good way) muffins! I was very surprised that these turned out as fluffy as they did!


I do think coconut flour makes baked goods taste a little differently, but as long as you account for the dryness by adding extra eggs, it works really well. I like that the spices in this muffin and the lemon in the previous ones actually do a good job of covering the coconut taste. I'm a little wary of trying a plain vanilla....


And here's the instagram pic I posted, for good measure.

Full disclosure: I made a glaze for these and dipped the the tops in it after I took the pics. I’m not ready to share that because (1) I don’t think the muffins really need a glaze and (2) it didn’t knock my socks off.

How many coconut flour muffin recipes do I have to post before you try one?!  I plan to do one with chia soon, and see if it works without eggs—not sure on that one (plus, that will be a lot of chia egg!).

The great thing about coconut flour is that it’s low in net carbs (it has tons of fiber!). The difficult thing is that it requires a lot of moisture—but eggs are cheap and healthy, so I’m ok with it!

14 thoughts on “Spice Muffins (Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg) made with Coconut Flour”

  1. The party sounds like so much fun!  Love the re-gifting idea…sounds like a great way to unload gifts that someone else might (hopefully 🙂 ) be able to get some use out of.  And the muffins look delicious!

  2. haha, i like your question, “how many coco flour muffin recipes do i have to post before you try one??” sadly, lisa, you could post one a day for a month, and i likely will keep thinking, “those look great!”…but not do any baking! but please keep blogging your ideas and recipes!! i am wondering if i can get coconut flour at our bulk food store…i don’t think i have seen it in the reg grocery store.
    hope you had FUN at the party!! i love that you have a new theme each year and that you regift crappy xmas gifts. two fun themes at once!!

  3. Those sound delicious!  And I love that you go to theme parties.  i really want to have a theme party.  i just don’t know enough people yet to have a get-together big enough to be considered a party. 

  4. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    Sounds like a fun party – hope you have a great time! I’m sure those muffins will be a hit.

  5. i FINALLY found an organic store that sells coconut flour, though they are out of stock and i will have to wait till wednesday to be able to buy some 🙂 BUT then i will definitely try a batch of these tasty muffins! i cant wait! thanks for sharing! and i would happily read and try more of your tasty muffin recipes 😉

  6. HOLY YUM LISA!! This look amazing and SO fluffy! I cannot wait to give these a try! I’m working on my almond flour banana muffins but will definitely give these a try next!

  7. If you made one with little or no eggs, or one that I could easily substitute flax eggs, I’d be alllllll over it 🙂 Something about real eggs just creeps me out (I must be 3 years old or something).

    Your party sounds like a blast! I wish my friends and I had fun traditions like that…

  8. Well, hmmm, we could do a virtual theme party 🙂 If we all dress up in a themed way at the same time and then skype… I guess that’s not so much fun after all. But, once you meet enough people where you live, I highly recommend a theme party! We’ve done Crazy Hair, 80’s, Ugly Sweater, Lace…and a few others.

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