March Muffin Madness: The Final, Part 2: Recapping, Giveaway, and Fill the “Brackets”

This post is linked to Gluten-Free Wednesdays and Allergy-Free Wednesday.

UPDATE:  This giveaway is now closed. Hope everyone will give Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour a try. I love baking with it in large amounts and small amounts, using it in place of powdered milk in treats, adding it to smoothies, etc.! The winners are:

Rose ~ “Mmm…coconut flour! Can never get too much of that! Would love to win me some.”

Jessica ~ “I love trying new recipes, as well as creating a few of my own. Coconut flour is a great addition to gluten free baking, along with all other coconut products. Thanks for providing a great giveaway and wonderful recipes!”


Well, unfortunately we’ll all have to wait on that savory muffin recipe a bit longer, but here’s a listing of all the gfe muffins to date (hope I haven’t missed any), including this year’s entries for March Muffin Madness.

~ Almond Banana Carrot (ABC) Muffins

~ Applesauce Muffins

~ Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

~ Banana Maple-Nut Muffins

~ “Bran” New Muffins

~ Chocolate Beer Muffins

~ Honey-Sweetened Corn Muffins (that spelled out gfe for a contest)

~ Marvelous Cheese Muffins

~ Orange Honey Chocolate Chip Muffins

~ Pizza Muffins

~ Pumpkin Corn Muffins 

pumpkin, corn muffins, gluten free


~ Pumpkin Mochi Muffins

~ “Sweet” Milk Nut Muffins

The giveaway for Part 2 of March Muffin Madness, The Final, is 4.4 lbs of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour (two 2.2-lb bags) for TWO readers. This giveaway ends Friday, April 6, at midnight Eastern.

~ Simply leave a comment to be entered.

Last, are you a blogger with a winning gluten-free muffin recipe? If so, please fill the “brackets” below by linking up to three of your best gluten-free muffin recipes. Be sure to link back to this event and feel free to use the March Muffin Madness badge. I’ve linked up this year’s March Muffin Madness entries so you can see how to add yours.

Thanks so much for being a gfe reader. And if you were watching the other March Madness event this evening, I hope your team won!


Not just gf, but gfe!

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71 Responses to “March Muffin Madness: The Final, Part 2: Recapping, Giveaway, and Fill the “Brackets””

  1. Meghan on April 3rd, 2012 1:17 am

    I would love some of that coconut flour! I’ve been wanting to use it for some time now, just haven’t gotten my hands on it yet

  2. lindsey on April 3rd, 2012 1:43 am

    yum! i’ve never tried tropical traditions coconut flour. i usually use this raw brand…i’d love to mix it up!

  3. Nicole on April 3rd, 2012 5:41 am

    Pick me! Pick me!!!

  4. Cara on April 3rd, 2012 7:34 am

    I have always wanted to try coconut flour…thanks so much for all the yummy recipes!

  5. Alta on April 3rd, 2012 9:59 am

    I linked up my healthy zucchini chocolate muffins and my zucchini red pepper egg “muffins”! You don’t have to enter me in the drawing, just wanted to participate. And dream about your pizza muffins. Yum.

  6. Pamela Erickson on April 3rd, 2012 10:21 am

    These look great!

  7. SunnyB @ andloveittoo on April 3rd, 2012 11:15 am

    Mmmmmm, my favorite coconut flour! In fact, it is the very flour I used in my Papya-Lime coconut muffins :) Good stuff.

    Love this event!

  8. Stephanie on April 3rd, 2012 11:21 am

    I LOVE coconut flour — thanks for the recipes too!

  9. Concetta on April 3rd, 2012 12:46 pm

    I haven’t tried coconut flour before. It sounds interesting!

  10. Diane-thewholegang on April 3rd, 2012 12:54 pm

    I sadly don’t have a muffin recipe to share because whenever I do make a muffin I go grab a recipe from one you gals or Breads from Anna mix. I do love the ones shared here too!

  11. Aunt Jayne on April 3rd, 2012 1:02 pm

    As always – great recipes!
    I wouldn’t turn down a bag of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour :)

  12. Kim (Cook IT Allergy Free) on April 3rd, 2012 1:09 pm

    I think I am going to be a muffin making queen this weekend with all of these recipes. My freezer stock of muffins has been dwindling lately and I promised my boys I would restock. I do not have to look anywhere but here now to come up with my recipes now. LOL

    I love your “bracket”!! Too great! Kurt lost the two he was in, even with all of the strategies he used to try and pick the winners. Conner and I did one together and just picked the teams that we liked the mascots or names of, and we went wayyy farther than Kurt. Shows you that it is all luck – not strategy! LOL


  13. Danielle on April 3rd, 2012 1:11 pm

    Shirley all of your muffins look amazing! And as I said on FB, I’d take muffins over basketball any day!

    Thank you for hosting. I shared a banana muffin with chocolate chip streusel topping and a carrot cake muffin. All grain-free and dairy-free of course! Have a great week!

    PS please don’t enter me into the contest, I’d rather have someone win who is new to coconut flour or doesn’t have access to it. Just wanted to share my recipes!

  14. Vicky on April 3rd, 2012 1:17 pm

    Hi Shirley! I’m getting quite hungry looking at this page! I love the pizza muffins – awesome! I’m definitely going to try those at some point!

    I shared my Summer Berry Muffin and Cardamom and Apple Muffin recipes today, both gluten free and suitable for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet!

    Thank you for all the recipes!

  15. Jessica on April 3rd, 2012 1:20 pm

    I love trying new recipes, as well as creating a few of my own.Coconut flour is a great addition to gluten free baking, along with all other coconut products ;) Thanks for providing a great giveaway and wonderful recipes!

  16. Cindy W. on April 3rd, 2012 1:22 pm

    I have never used coconut flour but would like to try it. Thank you for all the recipes.

  17. Suzanne H on April 3rd, 2012 1:45 pm

    All of your recipes look delicious. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Andrea @Andreas Kitchen on April 3rd, 2012 1:49 pm

    Your muffins all look incredible Shirley!
    I shared 3 of my favorite muffin recipes today- Coffee Muffins, Amaretto Muffins and Carrot Cake Muffins.
    Thank you for giving us all a chance to link to our recipes!
    I haven’t baked with coconut flour yet and would love to try it.

  19. Sharon on April 3rd, 2012 2:23 pm

    I have made many of your muffin recipes and we have loved them all! Thank you for all that you do!

  20. Carole on April 3rd, 2012 3:14 pm


  21. Moriah on April 3rd, 2012 3:18 pm

    Thanks for all you do! Ur amazing! Love Topucal Traditions products and being grain free, winning the coconut flour would be a blessing!

  22. Brandae on April 3rd, 2012 3:49 pm

    Awesome! I love seeing all the muffins in one spot. :)

  23. Shari H on April 3rd, 2012 4:02 pm

    I definitely plan on a trying a few of these. The “egg” muffins look like they could make our breakfasts easy once I make up a batch, since DS likes his eggs “fancy” with veggies and cheese.
    And the pizza muffins might be just right to put in his lunch!

  24. Janis on April 3rd, 2012 5:49 pm

    Thanks for all the great muffin recipes last month!

  25. Tammy Federspiel on April 3rd, 2012 6:32 pm

    I love coconut flour! It’s the most unique flour in my kitchen!

  26. Susan Jonell Roragen on April 3rd, 2012 6:41 pm

    Out of coconut flour and would so love to have more.

  27. Maggie on April 3rd, 2012 6:45 pm

    And now I’m going to have to bake some muffins tomorrow Shirley! Your photos did me in :)

  28. TizS on April 3rd, 2012 7:16 pm

    Oh wow, these all look so amazing … And they are super creative!

  29. Venessa on April 3rd, 2012 7:42 pm

    I don’t think I’ve had that brand of coconut flour. Thanks for this giveaway!

  30. Laura G. on April 3rd, 2012 10:08 pm

    I haven’t tried baking with this flour yet but would love to give it a try!

  31. Nicole on April 4th, 2012 12:26 am

    I have tried a number of coconut flours, but never Tropical Traditions’ brand. I’d love to try it.

  32. Linda on April 4th, 2012 11:43 am

    Oh I do love muffins, and all these muffins in one place is almost too much for me! I linked up my new favorites–almond cranberry muffins. Thanks for the muffin madness.

  33. Lee Barrilleaux on April 4th, 2012 11:48 am

    I’ve been using coconut oil and milk a lot lately, but haven’t had the opportunity to try coconut flour. Would love too though.

  34. AB Smith on April 4th, 2012 1:12 pm

    yum! all these pics and recipes look great! Would love to win some coconut flour :-)

  35. Jessica E. on April 4th, 2012 1:14 pm

    Ohh, I’m a bit timid about GF baking, but I bet that coconut flour would get me experimenting. I love coconut anything!

  36. Rose on April 4th, 2012 1:32 pm

    Mmm…coconut flour! Can never get too much of that! Would love to win me some. :)

  37. Jennifer M. on April 5th, 2012 5:02 pm

    Wow, sounds like a great giveaway. Hope I win. Never tried coconut flour before, but would love to as my son is on a gluten free diet.

  38. Susan Ruffalo on April 5th, 2012 7:11 pm

    Mmmmmm- Oh those muffins look fab!!

  39. Michelle on April 6th, 2012 9:11 pm

    Wow! Coconut flour? What an excellent giveaway! I’ve recently embarked on a coconut flour experiment. But I only have shredded coconut which I grind in my mini coffee grinder- would be nice to have some premade!
    And I must try those pizza muffins! Cool idea!

  40. Deni Breitenbach on April 6th, 2012 9:12 pm

    I really want to tray coconut flour. I have not been able to find it locally. This is wonderful.

  41. Linda Wooldridge on April 6th, 2012 9:17 pm

    Just found out my ten year old son has celiac disease, would love to bake with the coconut flour. Thanks

  42. Sarah Rapport on April 6th, 2012 9:18 pm

    I would love to win some coconut flour! With a 5 year old who can not eat any grains, baking with only almond flour is starting to bore her! She says she wants something special. This would be special!

  43. alisa joy on April 6th, 2012 9:30 pm

    oh my goodness, everything looks so good!

    and shirley, i love the many ways in which you foster community within the world of gluten-free blogs. it’s a gift and a blessing for all of us. thank you.

  44. Tina on April 6th, 2012 9:35 pm

    I’m not a blogger (yet) but, I am a blog reader! I love finding new gluten free recipes. I’ve hated gluten for the past three years and occasionally I have a slip up or mishap and end up feeling horrible for not listening to my gut sense. Glad I stumbled upon your blog, giveaway, and new recipes to try!

  45. Shannon on April 6th, 2012 9:47 pm

    so many muffins so little time

  46. Chelsea on April 6th, 2012 9:54 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. kristin w. on April 6th, 2012 10:07 pm

    Thanks for a great giveaway

  48. Heather on April 6th, 2012 10:39 pm

    Love the muffin madness. So fun!

  49. Erin on April 6th, 2012 10:42 pm

    Not a blogger, but made some yummy GF, DF Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins today. :)

  50. Carolyn on April 6th, 2012 10:50 pm

    I am loving the coconut flour!

  51. apryl on April 6th, 2012 11:05 pm

    would love to try this flour!

  52. Julia on April 6th, 2012 11:19 pm

    I love coconut flour muffins!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. T. Earp on April 6th, 2012 11:30 pm

    coconut flour is a flour I don’t have yet. would love to win some. :)

  54. Rose on April 11th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Oh wow! I’m so excited that I won! Thanks so much Shirley! Hmmm…now I need to decide what to make first! :)

  55. Jessica on April 12th, 2012 12:16 am

    This to me is sooooo exciting! My 3 year old son has multiple food allergies and we use so many different coconut products, for drinking, baking, cooking and homemade chest and congestion rubs. I will make sure that this coconut flour will be put to good use. Thanks again GFE for providing a wonderful giveaway, as well as wonderful recipes to others and a great site to visit ;)

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