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If you’ve been following along at Wholesome Yum for any amount of time, you probably know that I sort of have a thing for Mexican inspired recipes. So, when I was asked to come up with a creative Game Day recipe for LA MORENA® and Walmart, I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve had a recipe in my head for paleo cornbread muffins (or coconut flour muffins) for a while. What more perfect way to make them even better than by adding spicy jalapeño peppers?
Spicy foods have been an acquired taste for me. My mom didn’t serve a lot of spicy things growing up. For most of my life, I avoided anything spicy. When I met my husband, who is aaaall about anything and everything spicy, I began to branch out. As I tried more exotic and spicy foods, I learned to like the more and more.
With this coconut flour muffins recipe, the good news is that you can add as much or as little of the minced jalapeños as you like, based on your heat preferences. I added a moderately small amount, so that most people can handle the spiciness. Feel free to add more if you like them hot!
These paleo cornbread muffins with jalapeños aren’t exactly a replica of those made with cornmeal, but they are pretty close. They have a very similar flavor, with just a subtle hint of coconut. Yep, it turns out that coconut flour muffins taste very similar to cornbread! Who knew?
With all my low carb baking, it’s pretty unbelievable that this is the first time I’ve made simple coconut flour muffins. I usually mix coconut flour together with almond flour. I find that combining different gluten-free flours yields the best taste and texture. Lately, I’ve had more requests for coconut flour recipes from people having nut allergies. I was curious to know what coconut flour muffins would be like. Experimenting with them led to this paleo cornbread muffins recipe.
Since people always seem to associate spicy foods with the Game Time, I thought these low carb cornbread muffins would be a perfect addition. The jalapeños from LA MORENA® really take them up a notch. The brand is a known leader in the chiles and peppers category, and I’m happy to use one that doesn’t have artificial ingredients. For some reason, adding spicy peppers to these coconut flour muffins makes them even more reminiscent of cornbread.
To be honest, watching the game has always been an intermittent activity at our house. I love the idea of friends and family getting together, but you definitely wouldn’t call us avid sports fans. That’s okay, though. My favorite parts are actually watching the commercials – always the best with their huge budgets – and of course, most importantly, THE FOOD.
Whether you’re celebrating at home this year or going to a party, I hope you’ll consider including these paleo cornbread muffins in your Game Day festivities.
Paleo Cornbread Muffins (Coconut Flour Muffins) with Jalapeños:
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