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Coconut Lemon Cupcakes

Orange Icon  Coconut Lemon Cupcakes

Orange Icon  Coconut Lemon Cupcakes

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Submitted by: Emily Davis

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 6

It's amazing what the flavor of lemon can do to a gluten-free dessert. Even though they aren't the prettiest cupcakes, they are so deliciously light and fluffy; I didn't even use any frosting.

  • 6 egg white, from large egg, cage-free, organic
  • 1/3 c. coconut oil, raw, extra-virgin, organic
  • 6 egg, yolk, free-range or cage free, organic
  • 1/4 c. honey, raw, unfiltered, organic
  • 1/4 c. coconut milk, unsweetened, full-fat, organic, canned
  • 1 tbs. lemon juice, pure, organic
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest, from fresh, organic lemons
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, unrefined and pure
  • 1/2 c. coconut flour, organic
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder, organic, gluten & aluminum-free

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a muffin pan.

Whip egg whites in a metal bowl until stiff peaks form, and then place in refrigerator.

In another bowl, blend together coconut oil, egg yolks, coconut milk, honey, salt, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix in baking powder and coconut flour until no lumps remain. Carefully fold in egg whites.

Evenly distribute batter into the muffin cups. Bake for about 15 minutes, until set and slightly golden brown on top. Let cool a bit, and then carefully remove with butter knife. (Be gentle...they like to stick!)

Eat them plain, or with a healthy icing or frosting. Plain coconut oil tastes great!