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    • Judy, I used tapioca starch instead of arrowroot. I think they still came out great- although I overbeat mine by using a Vitamix. The texture was similar to a popover, pancake-like tasting. I used sweet potato puree instead of coconut milk.

  1. Has anyone tried this with almond flour and arrowroot instead of the coconut flour/arrowroot? I usually dont like anything with coconut flour because they always taste too eggy. Lauren, any thoughts on this?

  2. Lauren – LOVE your site. So much great, accurate info and recipes. And, the bonus is (a really small, yet important detail) that your recipes print out using a half sheet of paper and no photographs – way to save ink and paper! Thank you and keep up the good work!

    • Janette, thank you so much for your words of encouragement and your feedback! That print feature was the idea of my thoughtful website designer (I renovated my site this year). I’ll pass on your feedback to her as well.

  3. Hi Lauren, I love and use coconut flour all the time but my question is can arrowroot flour be substituted for something else. I’m just trying to save on groceries. Thank you.

  4. Lauren, a little confused of when to use the beef gelatin versus the peptides in cooking recipes. Are both interchangeable? You recommended peptide (blue jar) for muffins but recommended beef collagen for your butternut flatbread. Excited about the flat bread but unsure I’m I would like the beef flavor in this bread.

  5. Thank you so much! my toddler loved it :). He does not eat much because I am still breast feeding him so I was looking for a good source of fibre and protein. These tastes great. I used frozen blue berries and it was still ok (not very wet).

  6. These are in the oven now. I didn’t have blueberries but I had everything else so I decided to try it out. Sometimes coconut flour can get a little dense and have a particular flavor that I’m starting to dislike. The arrowroot solved that problem with your Paleo rounds (I added 2 tblspoons) and I’m eager to try it here. I was surprised that there wasn’t any baking soda and vinegar and salt like your other muffins. I’ve decided to trust you and see how it works.
    My toddler and I did sprinkle some shredded coconut on top to add a little dimension since I didn’t have the blueberries. Will report back to tell you how they turned out.
    Thanks for your site Lauren. 🙂

    • They are delicious. They are dense but moist. They remind me of ricotta cakes back when I used to eat that sort of thing.

      Out of curiosity, why no baking powder/salt etc? I’m still learning the intricacies of baking.

  7. Hi Lauren,

    I stumbled upon your website and enjoying all the info, recipes, etc. Keep up the great work!

    I have to be Gluten Free. I met with a Naturopathic Physician last week and he suggested I stop ingesting all forms of Corn and High Fructose Corn Syrup from my diet. He also suggested going on the Diet Based on Your Blood Type. My blood type is O+.

    Between the GF, No Corn product, and Blood Diet it is getting so very complicated to be compliant. As an example Coconut has great health benefits YET the Blood Diet for O individuals says NO. Cinnamon is great, but a NO on the Blood Diet.

    I also stumbled upon Anthony William’s website and would like to include some of his recommendations.

    Can you provide input on how I can manage all these resources into one without having to eat Cardboard?

  8. Lauren, I love your site and am looking forward to trying your essential oils. I’m a little unclear about the difference between collagen peptides and collagen protein. I’m about to finally get going on this but wanted to clarify the difference. Thanks so much!!!

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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