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Caramel Mocha Muffins

3.2.2015

I´m a true believer of pleasures. Good amount of lazy enjoyments keep your brain working and new ideas flowing.

I have had quite a hectic time in the beginning of this year and one thing that keeps my mind clear from all the work fuss are my midday hot showers. No matter how worried, stuck or stressed I feel when I step into the shower I always leave with calm feeling and fresh new ideas and realizations. Sitting under a hot running water for about 15 minutes in the middle of my home office day is my everyday pleasure and meditation technique numero uno.

Look for example these caramel filled mocha muffins with vanilla coconut whipped cream frosting. These babes were born while one of my midday showers. Well, the idea was born there. And while they might not be any world changing innovation I think they are still truly remarkable. So luscious and tasty and soft and lovely! And I have heard amazing feedback from many people about these muffins. Someone called them life savers. So maybe there might be some world changing potential in them after all.

So I say relax your brains and go ahead and seek for pleasures and enjoy! Lazy time can be very productive. You can start with these muffins.

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CARAMEL FILLED MOCHA MUFFINS


Caramel filled mocha muffins

(gluten-free, grain-free, yeast-free, milk-free)

Approx. 10 pieces

Muffins:

  • ½ cup coconut flour (full-fat)
  • 5 tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 organic eggs
  • ¾ cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp organic honey (melted)
  • 5 tbsp strong coffee
  • ½ cup oat milk (or other dairy-free milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Caramel filling:

  • ½ cup melted butter (or coconut oil)
  • ½ cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp oat milk (or other dairy-free milk)
  • 3 tbsp almond liqueur

Coconut whipped cream:

  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk (kept in the refrigerator overnight)
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tbsp organic honey or coconut syrup

Muffins:
Preheat the oven to 200 Celcius degrees / 390 F degrees. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk the eggs, butter, honey, milk and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Mix with dry ingredients. Add coffee, stir and leave the dough thicken for about 5 minutes. Spoon the batter in muffin tins and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Muffins can be a little soft in the middle. Allow to cool before frosting.

Caramel filling:
Melt the butter, honey and peanut butter into a smooth paste in a saucepan. Add vanilla extract and oat milk and stir. Scrape the mixture into a bowl, and put it in a refrigerator for a moment. Whisk with a hand blender/beaters until creamy. Spread or pipe the frosting on top of the muffins. Put the muffins in the fridge for a moment and prepare the coconut whipped cream in the meantime.

Coconut whipped cream:
Take coconut milk cans out of the fridge. Open cans and remove all the solid coconut cream and scoop it into a bowl. Mix cream in a bowl with beaters until fluffy. Mix in honey or stevia and vanilla. If the mixture gets too runny, place it in the refrigerator for a while.

Take the muffins from the fridge and frost them with coconut whipped cream. Serve and enjoy! Store in a refrigerator.

 

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Caramel filled mocha muffins

(gluten-free, grain-free, yeast-free, milk-free)

Approx. 10 pieces

Muffins:

  • ½ cup coconut flour (full-fat)
  • 5 tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 organic eggs
  • ¾ cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp organic honey (melted)
  • 5 tbsp strong coffee
  • ½ cup oat milk (or other dairy-free milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Caramel filling:

  • ½ cup melted butter (or coconut oil)
  • ½ cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp oat milk (or other dairy-free milk)
  • 3 tbsp almond liqueur

Coconut whipped cream:

  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk (kept in the refrigerator overnight)
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tbsp organic honey or coconut syrup

Muffins:
Preheat the oven to 200 Celcius degrees / 390 F degrees. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk the eggs, butter, honey, milk and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Mix with dry ingredients. Add coffee, stir and leave the dough thicken for about 5 minutes. Spoon the batter in muffin tins and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Muffins can be a little soft in the middle. Allow to cool before frosting.

Caramel filling:
Melt the butter, honey and peanut butter into a smooth paste in a saucepan. Add vanilla extract and oat milk and stir. Scrape the mixture into a bowl, and put it in a refrigerator for a moment. Whisk with a hand blender/beaters until creamy. Spread or pipe the frosting on top of the muffins. Put the muffins in the fridge for a moment and prepare the coconut whipped cream in the meantime.

Coconut whipped cream:
Take coconut milk cans out of the fridge. Open cans and remove all the solid coconut cream and scoop it into a bowl. Mix cream in a bowl with beaters until fluffy. Mix in honey or stevia and vanilla. If the mixture gets too runny, place it in the refrigerator for a while.

Take the muffins from the fridge and frost them with coconut whipped cream. Serve and enjoy! Store in a refrigerator.

 

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