grain free lemon cherry muffins

These scrumptious, creamy muffins were a result of one of my many dry curd cottage cheese, also known as farmer’s cheese, baking experiments. If you follow the SCD diet, you’ve heard of the infamous DCCC– it can be difficult to find, but it’s become one of my favourite ingredients for grain free, gluten free baked goods. It’s got a creamy texture, yet the flavour itself of DCCC is very mild, so when you add it to your baked goods, you won’t even notice it’s there. It can act as a yogurt replacement (for me, at least, it definitely has done the trick!) but it also provides a bit more oomph to any given recipe that yogurt alone cannot do (unless perhaps it’s dripped yogurt).

lemon cherry muffins

You know you’re on some weird diet when you can’t stop ranting about the benefits of some strange, mostly flavourless cousin of cottage cheese, amirite??? It’s quickly become one of my favourite baking essentials, and it’s even delicious by itself, with a little bit of honey and pure vanilla extract, of course. I have a recipe for that right here.

lemon cherry muffins: ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of dry curd cottage cheese (sub in greek yogurt/dripped yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 of lemon freshly squeezed for juice
  • 1 tbsp of lemon zest (approx 1 whole lemon)
  • 1/2 cup of cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda

lemon cherry muffins: how to

  1. using a food processor, blend the DCCC with the honey, eggs, and coconut oil.
  2. continue to blend in food processor, adding in coconut flour, baking soda, lemon juice and lemon zest, until everything is well combined w the DCCC.
  3. once well mixed, you can remove from the processor and fold in your cherries. 
  4. scoop out batter into parchment cup-lined or greased muffin trays, bake at 350 for 20-25 mins (keep an eye)!

about grainfreee

The grainfreee journey started as an outlet to explore all the ins and outs of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Along the way, I discovered so much more than just healthy food and delicious recipes; I developed a passionate hobby, found an amazing community, and improved my lifestyle.

Now, I’m fully invested in this healthful-inspired way of eating, free from grains, gluten and refined sugar, with minimal dairy (shout out cheese, though). I’ve created this space to share both my recipes and my experiences when it comes to life on the SCD diet and beyond.

Explore my grain freee creations, and be good to your gut.

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