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Fresh and Delicious, Easy Way To Make Coconut Berry Muffins

I’m a huge muffin fan. I love muffins for breakfast and for dessert. They are the perfect treat to start your day with or end it with.

The thing about being a huge muffin fan is that you have to make time for them. Just as with anything else that you love, it takes time and effort on your part.

But just like anything else worth doing, it’s worth the work. Coconut berry muffins are a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack.

I don’t know if it’s the coconut or the berries that make these muffins so delicious. Either way, they are a perfect way to start your day with a healthy treat!

They are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and they use natural sugars. This muffin is a perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a rich coconut flavor. So lets get on with the ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (375g) ap flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (150g) fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes, plus more of topping

Instructions

Oven 425F degrees. Line a 12 count muffin tin with muffin lines or parchment squares.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until combined. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla. The mixture should be pale and yellow.

Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in the berries and coconut flakes.

Pour batter into prepared muffin tins, filling all the way to the top. Top with a sprinkle of coconut flakes.

Bake at 425F degrees for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 and continue to bake for 25-26 minutes until tops are lightly golden and centers appear set.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before enjoying.

An Important Note:

If you’re allergic to nuts, try substituting soy or almond milk for dairy and swapping almond meal with oatmeal. This will still give your bread a great texture without adding any nut-based flavor.

An adaptation of a @SallysBakingAddition recipe

I love coconut berry muffins and I love blackberries. So I thought, why not put the two together? This recipe is for you if you are looking for something different to try out this summer.

It is a healthy alternative to your regular muffin and it tastes great! You could use whatever types of berries you have on hand.

Using An Alternative Tin For This Recipe

In the past few months, we have made these muffins at least half a dozen times, and we keep coming back to them because they’re quick, easy, and taste phenomenal!

If you prefer, you can bake the mixed berry muffin batter in a standard loaf tin or even a cake pan if you like; muffins are great for packing and going since they are small and portable.

Please note that baking times and results will vary if you bake the muffin batter as a loaf, or cake tin.

Blueberries: Are They Healthy?

There is a high concentration of Vitamin C in blueberries, as well as potassium.

There are many health benefits that come with blueberries, and one of them is that they are extremely rich in antioxidants.

They can lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as being anti-inflammatory.

Is It Possible To Freeze Blueberries?

This is one fruit that freezes very well. Before freezing your blueberries, make sure they are completely dry.

Blueberries can be frozen without being washed, but you should be sure to rinse them before you eat them.

Is It Better To Eat Frozen Berries Or Fresh Berries?

Summer is a wonderful time for fresh berries, but when winter sets in, frozen berries are a fantastic alternative.

When it comes to mixed berry muffins, I prefer to use frozen berries straight from the freezer. When thawing frozen berries, they become a bit mushy, as well as losing a lot of juice.

The muffin batter requires a bit more elbow grease when stirring frozen berries into the batter than fresh. Berries that are fresh or that have just been frozen are your best option.

What Are The Nutrient Properties Of Coconuts?

Coconut meat is one of the few foods that is high in fiber and has a lot of minerals, especially potassium.

Besides being rich in protein, coconuts are also rich in calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

What Is The Right Way To Toast A Coconut?

Coconut can be toasted in two ways – either by baking it in the oven or cooking it in a pan on the stovetop.

In order for the coconut to be toasted correctly, I prefer to use a stove top method to watch it closely during the process.

It is very easy to prepare dried unsweetened coconut by simply heating a skillet over medium-low heat, adding the dry shredded coconut to the pan, and stirring the coconut frequently until the coconut is golden brown.

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