Break out your cupcake tins – it’s time to make Coconut Flour Cupcakes for the Royal Wedding.
If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking for a healthy coconut flour cupcake recipe - this is the one. We all know Meghan Markle loves clean eating, so I'm sure she would love sugar-free, gluten-free, coconut flour cupcakes. If they need a low-carb cook, I'm ready!
Low-carb cupcakes are the perfect lunch box filler too ... they're almond flour free and only 4g net carbs.
Coconut Flour Cupcakes – Easy to Make and Easy on the Carbs
When we had cupcakes before living low-carb, we loved that the sweet taste coming from the cake and icing, and thought it was the best thing to enjoy for a snack or afternoon tea. But now, we realise just how much sugar goes into making them plus the carbs from the wheat flour - we wouldn’t be caught near the stuff!Meghan Markle and Prince Harry need to serve these at the clean eating Royal Wedding. Easy healthy recipe for low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, coconut flour cupcakes.
And don't think a gluten-free cupcake is any better, in fact they can be even worse. Gluten-free flours are highly processed, and readily absorbed high carb flours. Read this article to see why gluten-free junk is still junk.
That’s no problem though because I have a new cupcake recipe ready for you! And, as always, it’s low on carbs. Hurray!
Cupcakes Made With Coconut Flour, Extra Benefits
When ditching the carbs, we turn to almond and coconut flours for our baking needs. Coconut flour in particular is not only free from gluten and wheat, but it is also high in fibre, cheaper and lower in inflammatory omega 6.
With the increasing number of allergies, more readers are asking for tree nut free recipes. And as many parents know, an increasing number of primary schools and kindergartens now have a nut-free policy for baking and school lunches.
So many low-carb recipes that use almond flour/meal are off-limits for our school lunch boxes.
TOP TIP: I have just added a new category for coconut flour recipes OR recipes where I give a coconut flour conversion. Take a look.
3 REASONS WHY I LOVE BAKING WITH COCONUT FLOUR VS ALMOND FLOUR
- Allergies – so many readers are requesting nut free recipes. Either because they have nut allergies, or like me, their children attend a school with a nut-free policy. So baking with nuts is out of the question.
- Cost – coconut flour is cheaper to use. Prices vary from country to country, and what is currently on sale, but for us in New Zealand, coconut flour is half the price of almond meal/flour. Not only is coconut flour cheaper to buy, the amount you use in a recipe is incredibly small compared to almond meal/flour. A cake may require cups of almond meal/flour, whereas a coconut flour recipe might only require 1/4 of this.
- Omega3/6 ratio – almonds have a high omega 6 (pro-inflammatory) content. This isn’t so important when you are just eating a few almonds as a snack, but to rely on cups of almond meal/flour for meals and baking, really does make a difference and adds up quickly.
Make Delicious, Light and Fluffy Coconut Flour Cupcakes Any Day
Since the texture of coconut flour is so light, you’ll be sure to make soft cupcakes with every batch. You might even have the ingredients in your kitchen right now!
And one final tip, these easy coconut flour cupcakes recipe, can be adapted and made with any berry you choose. I love raspberries as they have a sharp taste and have less carbs than blueberries.
So enjoy this simple recipe! My family sure did.
Easy Coconut Flour Cupcakes
- Mix together the melted butter, coconut flour, sweetener, vanilla and baking powder together until smooth.
- Add the eggs one by one, mixing in between each one.
- Spoon the cupcake mixture evenly between 8 cupcake cases or use a muffin tray.Press 1 or 2 raspberries evenly into each cupcake.
- Bake at 180C/350F for 15-20 minutes until each cupcake is cooked in the centre.