These Vegan, Paleo Tropical Muffins will make you feel like you’re at a Luau! They’re low in sugar and full of fruity flavor.
If you know me, you know I bake with whatever I happen to have on hand or have something I need to use up, like avocados. And my method of creating new recipes consists of: having a thought in my mind, throwing everything together, quickly writing down the exact ingredients, baking and then tasting to see if it worked. 9 times out 10 it works.
These muffins were born when I realized I had entirely too much Papaya. Have you ever bought a Papaya? They are huge and you get a ton a fruit from them! For an entire week, I was having Papaya Smoothies, Papaya Salads, Papaya Chia Pudding, and I still had leftovers.
I love idea of “Tropical Flavors” in summer. Julian loves both coconut and pineapple and I knew those would pair nicely with the Papaya. I happened to have a bottle of ZICO Pineapple Coconut Water in the fridge, so I used that as my liquid. Coconut Sugar is supposed to be lower on the Glycemic Index and it gives a nice flavor to these muffins. Finally, I used coconut flour so that these would be gluten free and suitable for Paleo diets.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”~ Maya Angelou