Yep, me and Nutella inspired recipes are having a moment. Remember my Nutella Fuel Bars? The obsession continues!

I’ve actually made these muffins a few times over the last couple of months but wanted to perfect the recipe before sharing it, not that it’s particularly complex.

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These muffins are grain free and my most people’s definition, paleo friendly too. They are made with one of my favourite ingredients, coconut flour. I’ve been making coconut flour muffins for a while, starting with this very basic recipe. These Nutella muffins where born from a recipe shared by one of the ladies on my Feeling Fab course. I played about with that recipe so that I could create a chocolate hazelnut version.

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Unlike some coconut flour baked goods, these have a lovely light texture while also being extremely filling. They make a great breakfast, snack or sweet treat, and I love to enjoy them with a glass of coconut milk.

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These muffins are only a handful of ingredients, take minutes to make and taste amazing. They are free from grains, dairy and refined sugar. They also freeze extremely well too. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Nutella Muffins
Yields 6
  1. 3 eggs
  2. 1/4 cup hazelnut butter (check out Meridian brand available at Holland and Barratt)
  3. 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  4. 2 tbsp non dairy milk (I used koko coconut milk)
  5. 1/4 cup coconut flour
  6. 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  7. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200c. Mix the eggs, hazelnut butter, milk and coconut sugar together in a bowl. Sift in the coconut flour, cocoa and baking powder. Prepare some muffin liners or use silicone cups. Fill the cups 3/4 full then pop in the oven and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until risen and firm to the touch.
  1. For a naughty version use proper Nutella in place of the hazelnut butter, or try Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter available from iHerb online.
  2. If you can't get hold of coconut sugar, brown sugar will be fine.
  3. Coconut flour and coconut sugar are available online as well as from Holland and Barrett.
  4. Feel free to play about with different nut butters, if leaving out the cocoa, they shouldn't need the added milk.
Adapted from Bran Appetit Peanut Butter Coconut Flour Muffins
Wholeheartedly Laura
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Have you tried baking with coconut flour? What’s your favourite unconventional flour?

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