Vanilla Bean Coconut Flour Cupcakes and Teaching Children About Kindness

Serves 14 cupcakes     adjust servings

Coconut flour cupcakes with real vanilla bean in both the cake and the frosting. Low Carb and Gluten-Free.



  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup Swerve Sweetener or other erythritol
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 7 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp stevia extract


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered Swerve Sweetener or other powdered erythritol
  • 6 to 8 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. For the cake, heat almond milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Split vanilla bean lengthwise and use a sharp knife to scrape out seeds. Add seeds and bean to almond milk and bring to a gentle simmer. Remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes. Remove vanilla bean.
  2. Preheat oven to 325F and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder and salt. Break up any clumps with the back of a fork.
  4. Stir in eggs, melted butter and almond milk and stir vigorously. Stir in vanilla extract and stevia extract and continue to stir until mixture is smooth and well combined.
  5. Divide batter between prepared muffin cups and bake 20 to 30 minutes or until tops are set and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool.
  6. For the frosting, beat butter until creamy. Add sweetener, 1/2 cup at a time, until well combined. Add 6 tbsp cream and beat until well combined. If frosting seems stiff, continue to add cream, 1 tbsp at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.
  7. Split vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out seeds. Add seeds and vanilla extract to frosting and beat until combined.
  8. Pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes.


Recipe Notes

Serves 14. Each serving has 10 g of carbs and 6 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 4 g.

258 Calories; 21g Fat (74.1% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 153mg Cholesterol; 411mg Sodium

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