Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Morning Baking: Raspberry Coconut Muffins

If you like to bake like me, you would enjoy this quick and simple and absolutely delicious recipe. It takes no longer that half an hour to make and you have freshly baked muffins that are just perfect as a snack with your afternoon cup of tea or as a lovely addition to your breakfast.

Today's baking was special. My not so Little Boy offered to bake our favourite muffins for us for breakfast for the first time. It didn't take me long to jump out of bed and help him in the kitchen. He did a great job! The muffins turned out delicious and he even managed to keep the kitchen clean as well. He...he... It took a bit longer for our Sunday breakfast to be served but it was worth waiting for. I thought I would share the recipe with you.

Raspberry Coconut Muffins

  • 1 cup raspberries (we use frozen)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 200C.

Combine flours, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, oil, egg, buttermilk and vanilla and stir until well combined.

Make a well in dry ingredients then add the liquid mixture. Add shredded coconut. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix.

Add raspberries and gently fold them in.

Line a muffin tin with paper cases/liners. Fill the cases three quarters full. Bake for 20 minutes.

DIY cafe style paper liners for muffinsI don't buy paper liners for muffins. I make my own. It's very easy and looks much better than the shop bought ones. I simply cut good quality baking paper in large squares. Then I tip over a glass the bottom of which fits inside the muffin tin. Place a piece of paper on top of the glass and slide your hand down the sides of the glass a few times to mold the paper to the shape of the glass. This way the paper cups turn out quite tall and they have this nice handmade look about them.

Enjoy the muffins right out of the oven, cold or slightly warmed up the next day. They keep nicely in a fridge for a few days. Happy baking! Larisa xox


  1. They sound delicious - apart from the coconut!

    1. They are really nice and easy to make, Dina. As for the coconut, not many people like it so it can be easily replaced with 1/2 cup of dark, milk or white chocolate or any other berries/fruit or mushed banana. The amount of flour might need to be increased by 1/2 cup then. :-)