Chocolate, Coconut, Raisin and Chopped Nut Muffins

imageDid some lovely muffins this afternoon. Mike kept looking hopefully in the tin and saying he wanted some biscuits. So I had a look in the cupboard to see what we have….lots! I have had two packets of coconut powder in there for a while, which is why we ended up with this flavour.
Himself wanted raisins in there as well, and I had a little covered pot of toasted, chopped nuts on the side that needed using before they went stale, so they went on the top.
If you have this eclectic mix of ingredients and want to try them, this is what I used.
255g plain flour
2 tsps baking powder, omit if using self raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate, I didn’t have any, so used a bit of baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
110-170g sugar
45-75g cocoa powder
240-260ml milk
1 egg or 4 tbslp milk, I used the milk
Tsp vanilla essence
90ml veg oil, or 85g melted butter, I used the oil

I weighed out the flour, then took out 4 heaped tblsp and replaced them with coconut flour.

Mix in all the other dry ingredients.
Mix all the wet ingredients in a separate jug/bowl.
Put muffin cases in a 12 hole tin, or grease well. Heat the oven to 375F/200C/fan 190C/gas 6

Pour aimagell the wet ingredients onto the dry ones and mix just until combined. Don’t over mix.
Divide between the cases and sprinkle over chopped nuts if using. Bake for 20-25 mins

The mix did make 12 muffins, but by the time I got the camera, Mike had hoovered up 2 of them!

This is another tweaked recipe from Susan Reimer’s ‘Muffins’. I use it to remind me of quantities to use, and for inspiration. She has lots of chocolate based ideas, including chocolate cheesecake (for each case, put half the mix in a case, put some sweetened soft cheese in, top with the other half of the mix), chocolate cherry (add some glace cherries), chocolate hazelnut (add some ground or chopped nuts to the mix), chocolate mocha ( use strong black coffee in place of the milk), chocolate orange (add a tsp zest), and double chocolate (add 85g chocolate chips)

I haven’t priced them as I have completely forgotten how much the coconut powder was


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  1. Lesley

    All the quantities are in the recipe post Sophia

  2. Sophia

    What weight of dry ingredients would you add to this?

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