A dessert that tastes like a banana sundae, and is perfect for kids with gluten allergies. From Gluten-Free Cupcakes by Elana Amsterdam.
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
- One batch of gluten-free chocolate ganache
- One batch of gluten-free whipped cream frosting
- Gluten-free chocolate sprinkles
- 1 banana, cut into 16 slices
- 8 cherries (fresh or frozen)
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 8 muffin cups with paper liners.
- To make the batter, in a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, agave nectar and vanilla extract. Blend the wet ingredients into the coconut flour mixture with a handheld mixer until thoroughly combined, then fold in the strawberries.
- Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into each prepared muffin cup.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 1 hour.
- To decorate the cupcakes, frost the tops with a layer of Chocolate Ganache. Pipe or add a big dollop of Whipped Cream Frosting (equivalent to 2 heaping tablespoons) on top of each cupcake, then cover with chocolate sprinkles. Place 2 banana slices in the whipped cream on each cupcake. Top with a cherry and serve immediately.