These Paleo cupcakes with coconut flour came about because the color and texture already seemed to look like a snickerdoodle. As it turns out, the cinnamon goes really well with the flours and all the ingredients used.
I sprinkled the tops with a cinnamon sugar make of coconut palm sugar and cinnamon and it really gave them a fun texture. This recipe is definitely customizable with other flavors, but I went with the snickerdoodle because it was the most natural.
Cupcakes are a classic, easy and fun dessert for any birthday or another party. They can don't even have to be for a party, cupcakes are great anytime and anywhere. I love how customizable and individual cupcakes can be.
They are already portioned and can be easily distributed to everyone you want to share the deliciousness with! Whether it is to bring to your child's school class or on a picnic, cupcakes are very versatile!
And these must be easy because my 10-year-old daughter has made them. They didn't look quite like the picture, but they still tasted good and they were fun to make - and it doesn't hurt that her favorite kind of cookie is snickerdoodles.
So these were right up her alley. It was especially nice because she made these cupcakes for her little brother and made his day since he couldn't eat what everyone else was eating.
What flavor of cupcake do you want to make with a cupcake recipe? Share ideas and images with me! Can't wait to see what you come up with!Print
Snickerdoodle Paleo Cupcakes with Coconut Flour Recipe
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 16 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Paleo
This is a recipe for Paleo cupcakes and they are made to taste like snickerdoodle cookies.
- ⅔ Cup Coconut Flour *
- ¼ Cup Almond Flour *
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Paleo Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Real Salt *
- 6 Eggs
- 2 Egg Whites
- ½ Cup Honey
- 1 Tbl Vanilla
- ½ Cup Coconut Milk * (canned)
- 8 Tbl Butter (melted)
For the Buttercream:
- 1 ¼ Cup Butter (softened, 20 Tbl or 2 ¼ sticks)
- ⅔ Cup Honey
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- 2 ½ Tbl Coconut Flour *
- 5 Tbl Coconut cream * (the thick coconut cream * skimmed off the top of canned Coconut Milk *)
- 2 Tbl Coconut Palm Sugar *
- ¼ tsp Cinnamon
For the cupcakes:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 muffin tins with a total of 16 cupcake liners.
- Place the coconut flour, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and mix together with a whisk.
- In another bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, honey, vanilla, and coconut milk, beating together well with a whisk.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, whisking until well combined. Add the melted butter to the batter and mix in well.
- Let the batter sit for 5 minutes to allow the coconut flour time to absorb the liquids.
- Divide batter evenly between cupcake liners and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until tops of cake are firm to the touch and spring back.
- Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
For the buttercream:
- Place the butter, honey, cinnamon, and coconut flour in a bowl and beat with a mixer until well combined. Beat in the coconut cream, 1 t. at a time, until fully incorporated. Mixture should be thick and glossy.
- Scoop into a piping back and pipe on top of cooled cupcakes.
- Mix the coconut palm sugar and ¼ t. cinnamon together and sprinkle desired amount on top of cupcakes.
Keywords: Paleo, healthy, easy
Pretty good. I made the frosting with coconut oil. I refrigerated the ingredients and bowl before making it, and it held together long enough to mix it up. Then I stored it in the fridge. I left it on the counter 5 or so min before spreading on each individual cupcake as I ate it. It worked pretty well! I think the frosting could have used some salt. The cupcakes themselves were a little oily, so if I made it again I would reduce the coconut oil (or butter) in the batter.
You say " 5 Tbl Coconut cream * (the thick coconut cream * skimmed off the top of canned Coconut Milk *) " for Buttercream but then you say "½ Cup Coconut Milk * (canned)" for the cake part. My question is this..... Do I buy one can of coconut milk, skim the top off then use the remaining liquid for my 1/2 cup coconut milk for cake? or
do I buy two cans of coconut milk, one to skim the top off and one whole can to use for the 1/2 cup coconut milk for the cake? Joann
The first option.
I want to try this but find my honey is a bit strong. I think maple syrup flavor would still compliment but wonder if it would be too loose?
It's hard to say. I haven't tested it myself but really, when you heat up honey it is just as runny as syrup, so it may be fine. It's one of those things you would just have to try. Another thought - the cinnamon may help hide your strong honey?
Greetings from Colorado ?
I'm looking forward to trying all of your recipes, especially the desserts! ? I was wondering if I'll need to make any adjustments for high altitude baking. I know we're not far apart as far as elevation goes, but I'm very new to paleo baking so I'd like to get it right! Any pointers would be much appreciated.
Thank you for sharing your fantastic recipes!
I'm not really sure but I'm in Utah so I would think we have a fairly similar altitude.
Thank you, so appreciate your sweet creations for a Paleo diet!
For the person who asked about egg substitute, if she is just allergic to chicken eggs like I am she might use Duck or Quail eggs instead.
I've been forever searching for a great refined-sugar-free buttercream recipe. Instead of flavoring your buttercream base with cinnamon do you think I can put in a little strawberry jam? What are your thoughts? Will it become too slack?
It may be too slack. Totally depends on how thick the jam is. I would love to know if you tried it and how it turned out. Sorry it took so long to respond. Summers are crazy around here.
I made 4 paleo desserts for my son's 4th of July party; these cupcakes were everyone's favorite!
So good to hear! Thanks so much.
I'm wondering if I could use monk fruit instead of honey as the sweetener, since we are on a very low carb diet and need to avoid the additional glucose. Thanks.
I haven't tried it myself, but I will post this in case someone else has tried it.
I successfully made this recipe into a cake. I don't have round pans so I just used a glass baking dish. I baked it at 325 degrees for 45 minutes and it came out fluffy and golden.
Oh good! I'm glad it turned out and I'm glad you commented because other people are people wondering if this recipe would work as a cake too.
What size baking dish did you use, please? Thank you for your comment!
Can you put in cream or milk instead of coconut milk?
Yes. That should work fine.
hi! i cannot eat eggs and was wondering if you had an idea sub for the eggs in this recipe!! I really want to try it
I don't think an egg substitute, like a flax egg would work because of the coconut flour and how much egg it absorbs.
I am allergic to chicken eggs and chicken, but can eat Duck eggs. Do you know if your allergy is specific to chicken or is it all poultry? You might be able to use Duck or Quail eggs like I do.
This looks fantastic!
I am thinking of trying this recipe for a small birthday cake.
1) Has anyone attempted making this as small round cakes or a slab cake? If so, did it cook through and turn out the same texture etc?
2) How does it freeze? Could I cook the cake a week before, freeze and pull it out to ice the day before the party? (Attempting to decrease some of the work right before the party!)
Thank you so much!
I'm allergic to coconut milk - can I use almond milk or something else in its place?
Yes, that should be fine.
Can't wait to make these for my son's birthday party next weekend. Do you think this would hold up as an 8" round cake?
I'm not sure. You would want to cook it longer and maybe on a lower temperature for best results. Please let me know if you try so you can help other people.
This is not dairy free as the title says. Butter is dairy. I am going to sub the butter for Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks.
You are right, and I fixed it. Thank you for the help.
Thanks so much!!!
This might sound silly...
But where it says 6 eggs and 2 egg whites does that mean the 6 eggs are just the yolks>?
Also is using Ghee butter ok as a sub.?
Thanks.. So keen to try these!
The 6 eggs is 6 whole eggs (yolk and white) plus 2 egg whites. As far as the ghee I am unsure. I would give it a try to a small batch to see if it works well for you. We would love to know how it turns out if you try it.
This recipe looks really good. I pinned it to try this fall
they are rising in the oven but are not becoming solid when i poked them with a toothpick... what did i do wrong ?! 🙁
Maybe try baking them for a little longer or check your ingredient amounts and make sure you put in enough flour =)
OMG It's the most similar paleo dessert I've ever made to its non-paleo cousin! DELISH!
Good to hear! Thanks for the feedback.
These look really yummy! I have some coconut flour that needs using! Maybe I'll give these a try!
Annie @ Annie's Noms
These look great! Love how you've made a Snickerdoodle into a cupcake and made it paleo!
I'll take six please!
Can't wait to try. Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂
These cupcakes look amazing! I love snickerdoodles so this is perfect for me!
All that's Jas
WOW, those look amazing! Yum!
Glory @ Foodie*ish
These look absolutely amazing! I've been wanting to try a recipe with almond flour, but I haven't taken the leap yet. Funny how something so silly as trying a new flour can seem daunting 😉 But this recipe might just help me take the plunge. Thanks for sharing!
Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies, so I would probably LOVE a cupcake form! Thanks so much!
I'm a huge fan of almond flour and coconut flour. And this frosting looks absolutely divine! I can't wait to try these. This is my first visit to your website, and I'll definitely be back!
Please let me know if you like the cupcakes. My 10 yo daughter loves to make these.
i made these tonight. Followed the recipe exactly. They were so delicious!! Thank you for your recipes!!
I cant wait to try this. I love making cupcakes but I haven't made any since going Paleo last summer. I have a week off next week and I am on a mission to find a few good Paleo cupcake recipes, I cant wait to try these!
My favorite cookies in a healthier cupcake! I can't wait to try!
Mmm Snickerdoodle goodness, these look fantastic, and I love that the cup cake recipe is easy on the almond flour, can't wait to try these and a few variations!
Any ideas on ratios for replacing almond flour with tapioca or arrowroot? I have a nut allergy and don't use almond flour. Thanks!!
You could try using a little more coconut flour mixed with tapioca flour, but I’m not sure what the results would be since I haven’t tested it out and working with Paleo flour ratios can be tricky. If you find something that works, let us know! =)
Do you have a substitute for butter? Strictly speaking, butter is not allowed by conventional paleo.
You can try coconut butter, not oil but it won't be the same. I don't use butter in my regular Paleo cooking but it's really hard to substitute it for sweet and sweets should be eaten on a rare occasion anyway so that's why I use them in some of my dessert recipes. Plus, for years I was allergic to dairy but I could eat butter since it doesn't have the casein in it.
My youngest daughters 1st birthday is coming up, going to try to make these for the party!
Oh, wow, these look so yummy! I am looking forward to giving these a try!
Thanks for stopping by and please let us know how they turned out!
Would melted coconut oil work for the butter here? Our version of paleo restricts all dairy products, including butter.
In the cupcake itself, melted coconut oil would be fine, but for the buttercream, you would need to make sure that the coconut oil stays cool or else it won’t form a solid frosting.
Lisa | Mummy Made.It
Love it! Whilst it may seem silly to some, cupcakes are important and when your dietary needs preclude them you want them even more!
Ha ha! You're not kidding. They are also good to take to group events for people who don't understand anything about the Paleo diet.
These are beautiful! Any idea if I could sub coconut oil for the butter?
Thank you! You could certainly try subbing coconut oil for butter, but make sure that you keep the coconut oil cool so that it does not melt.
These look so good! I've never tried anything paleo but have been interested in the concept for a while. Definitely giving these a try. Thanks