Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Delicious Chocolate Coconut Muffins

I have been experimenting with muffins and cupcakes lately, because I have had limited success with anything which doesn't contain banana of late, unless it's quite small it either goes dry or doesn't rise properly. So you can imagine the excitement when I found this recipe - which not only WORKS but as it only has 1 egg it is pretty easy to substitute to make it MEWS free.

Ingredients

  • 5oz / 150g Self Raising Dove's Farm Gluten free flour
  • 4oz / 100g caster sugar
  • 4oz / 200g of either broken up free from chocolate (small pieces can be achieved in a food processor of chopped) or free from chocolate drops/buttons of your choice.
  • 2fl oz / 50mls sunflower oil (NOT olive, hemp or heavier oils)
  • 4fl oz / 100mls milk substitute of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 2oz / 50g desiccated coconut
  • optional vanilla essence


Method

  • If, like me, you have a Kenwood Chef or a KitchenAid you can quite successfully chuck it all in and whizz it up. Otherwise you need to put flour, sugar, chocolate into the bowl. Mix well and make a well in the centre.
  • Pour in the oil and milk into a bowl/jug and break the egg in. (ALTERNATIVELY ADD THE EGG REPLACER IN WITH THE DRY INGREDIENTS.)
  •  Beat with a fork and pour into the well you made in the first bowl.
  • Mix everything together and stir in the coconut.
  • Spoon into cupcake cases, or larger muffin cases. 
  • Cupcake cases will bake in 15 mins, the muffins take a little longer. Bake at 180C until golden on top.






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24 comments:

  1. What a great free from muffin - I bet they taste really good!

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  2. These sound great (like all your recipes!). I think we might try them out with the egg replacer for tonight as we all love the coconut and chocolate combination!

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  3. I love coconut and i bet these are delicious and amazing that they are gluten free too.

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  4. I bet they taste (and smell) delicious - they certainly look it!

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  5. Oh yum what a delicious sounding mix!

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  6. I bet my son would love these, must start making muffins for all our day trips, nice and convenient.

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  7. That sounds like a great recipe and it's very easy to make - what did the muffins taste like though?

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    1. Delicious apparently - best warm from the oven, sadly true of many free from foods. They froze well though and were good in packed lunches.

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  8. Oh wow, they have risen really well and look amazing. It must be so hard to find things that translate and it also must be so expensive!

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  9. They look really tasty and what a great recipe to have for anyone who is gluten free :)

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  10. These look delicious. they've made me feel very hungry

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  11. What a great recipe, they sound lovely xx

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  12. I love anything with coconut in! These look delicious x

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  13. HI Kate, my son made them last night - with the egg replacer as suggested - and they were absolutely delicious! He had them with some sorbet and we had ice cream. They are all gone now! Thanks very much for the recipe.

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    1. That's brilliant! Thank you for letting me know :)

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  14. I have a Kenwood chef and fully support the lazy option here! I wonder what would happen if you used coconut milk for the milk substitute?

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    1. It should work fine - more coconut :) I haven't tried it though!

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  15. Can you replace sunflower oil with coconut oil?

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    1. The coconut oil would be too heavy as a replacement for the vegetable oil unfortunately.

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  16. Looks very yummy and we would probably use almond milk.

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  17. Ooooh that looks amazing and one I must try

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  18. I am sending this over to my (dairy intolerant) OH now....these look lovely and something we could all enjoy! Great recipe, thank you!

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  19. They sound lovely and a great idea for the children's lunch boxes.

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  20. Ooh I love coconut - and chocolate - so these sound like a winner to me!

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