Coconut muffins with melted chocolate heart

Coconut and chocolate forms a tasty union of flavors.
I like muffins because they are easy and quick to make. You can serve them for breakfast, snacks or dessert. You always sure your guests will be happy.
For 6 muffins
  • 6 squares of chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g butter
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 90g sugar
  • 150g flour
  • 50g of desiccated coconut
  • 5 tablespoons of milk

Preheat  your over for 15 minutes at 180°C.

In a bowl, mix the eggs, butter and the sugar together.

Then add gradually the baking powder and the flour.

Add the tablespoons of milk.

Once everything is well combined, add the coconut and stir well.

Fill the muffin tin with the coconut mixture by helf . Put one chocolate square on the top for each muffin. Then cover it with coconut mixture.

Bake for 25 minutes. Check the time because it depends as well of the oven.

These muffins are delicious is served tepid because if they are cold the heart won’t melt…

Coffee and Chocolate chips muffins

I was craving for something with coffee flavour but unfortunately I didn’t have much left in my cupboard to bake something. This is a simple recipe of muffins but it is a nice treat!
For 12 muffins
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g butter
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 90g sugar
  • 150g flour
  • 3 tablespoons of coffee extract

Preheat  your over for 15 minutes at 180°C.

In a bowl, mix the butter and the sugar together. Add the eggs and stir until well combined.

Then add gradually the baking powder and the flour.

Once everything is well combined, add the chocolate chips and stir but not too much.

Fill the muffin tin.

Bake for 25 minutes or until they are brown.

Let the muffins cool down before turning them out of the tin.

Banana and Blueberry muffins

I had two bananas left over and they were beginning to rot so I decided to try use them in my blueberry muffins. Actually I am really happy with the result as the mix of bananas with blueberries is really tasty.
For 8 muffins
  • 2 rotten bananas
  • 90g white sugar
  • 140g flour (I used 90g white flour and 50g wholewheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 125g of blueberries
  • 50g butter (for low fat muffins, replace the butter by 50g of low fat yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon of low fat yogurt (it is to make sure that the muffins are not dried)

Preheat oven at 180°C.

Make the butter melt in a pan.

Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl. Add sugar and egg and mix well.

Add the baking powder and the flour. Then add the melted butter and the tablespoon of low fat yogurt or only the 50g of yogurt for the low fat version of this muffins. Stir until well combine and add the blueberries. Mix well but gently.

Pour the mixture in muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes.

 

 

 

Apple Muffins

P1050132Lately I have been participating to a course about the New Nordic Diet. I have been trying new recipes based on this diet. The main requirement of the New Nordic Diet is to eat a lot of grain,  wild berries, vegetables and fish. You have to favor locally grown products. Based on this I decided to replace my white flour by wholewheat flour in most of my dishes. The recipe below fits perfectly in this diet.

For 10 muffins

  • 1 chopped peeled apple
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter

Preheat  your oven for 15 minutes at 180°C.

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Make the butter melt in a pan. In a small bowl, beat egg lightly  and stir in milk and maple syrup.

Add the milk mixture to the dry mixture, then add the melted butter. Mix until the dry ingredients are moistened. Then stir in the apple pieces.

Pour the mixture in the muffins tin.

Bake for 20 minutes or until they are brown.

Let the muffins cool down before turning them out of the tin.

These muffins are perfect for breakfast or for a snack.


Orange and dark chocolate chips muffins

Orange and dark chocolate chips muffins

Orange and chocolate is one of the best mix!

For 10 muffins

  • 1 orange (we will use juice and zest)
  • 1 egg
  • 80g butter
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 80g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
  • 170g flour
  • 50g dark chocolate chips

Preheat  your over for 15 minutes at 180°C.

Press the orange to get the juice but you also need to grape the skin to get the zest.

In a bowl, mix the butter and the sugar together.

Add the egg and then gradually the baking powder and the flour.

If you really want to give these muffins a strong orange flavour, I advise to put one teaspoon of orange extract. I didn’t put in mine because I prefer to keep the flavour subtil.

Once combined add the orange juice and the zest and then finish by adding the chocolate chips.

Fill the muffin tin.

Bake for 25 minutes or until they are brown.

Let the muffins cool down before turning them out of the tin.


White chocolate chips muffins

White chocolate chips muffinsThese muffins will be appreciated by the chocolate lovers.

For 10 muffins

  • 150g flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 100g melted butter
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 90g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 170ml milk
  • 100g white chocolate chips

Preheat  your oven for 15 minutes at 180°C.

In a bowl, mix the butter and the sugar together.

Add the egg and then gradually add the flour and baking powder.

Finally, add the milk and once everything is well combined, add the chocolate chips.

Fill the muffin tin.

Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C.


Pear and Cinnamon Muffins

Some days ago I bought some pears on the market. This is one of my favourite fruit. As we were going to a hiking trip last weekend, I decided to make muffins with these pears. Muffins are a perfect treat for a picnic.

 

 

 

 

 

For 10 muffins

  • 2 big pears
  • 3 eggs
  • 120g butter
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 140g sugar (70g of white sugar, 70g of brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 225g flour
  • 4 tablespoons of milk

Preheat your oven for 15 minutes at 180°C.

In a pan, melt the butter.

In a bowl, mix the sugar, the flour, the baking powder and the cinnamon.

Add the eggs, the milk while stiring until the batter is smooth.

Once everything is well combined, add the pears that you will have previously cut in small cubes.

Fill the muffin tin.

Bake for 25 minutes or until they are brown.

 


Blueberry Muffins

For these muffins the recipe of the the dough is the same as the one used for my chocolate chips muffins.

For 10 muffins

  • 100g blueberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g butter
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 90g sugar (it is possible to use 45g white sugar and 45g of brown sugar)
  • 10g vanilla sugar
  • 150g flour
  • 3 table spoon of milk

 

Preheat  your over for 15 minutes at 180°C.

In a bowl, mix the butter, the vanilla sugar and the sugar together.

Add the eggs, the milk.

Then add gradually the baking powder and the flour.

Once everything is well combined, add the blueberries and stir but not too much.

Fill the muffin tin.

Bake for 30 minutes or until they are brown.

Let the muffins cool down before turning them out of the tin.


Chocolate Chips Muffins

I have tried several recipes of muffins before but I have never found them amazing as the chocolate chips or fruit always finished at the bottom of the muffins. After trying and improving the recipes, I manage to reach the one I wanted. I am happy to share it with you.

 

 

For 10 muffins

  • 100g chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g butter
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 90g sugar
  • 10g vanilla sugar
  • 150g flour
  • 3 table spoon of milk

You can do this recipe with fruits instead of chocolate. I often do it with blueberries.

Preheat  your over for 15 minutes at 180°C.

In a bowl, mix the butter, the vanilla sugar and the sugar together.

Add the eggs, the milk.

Then add gradually the baking powder and the flour.

Once everything is well combined, add the chocolate chips and stir but not too much.

Fill the muffin tin.

Bake for 25 minutes or until they are brown.

Let the muffins cool down before turning them out of the tin.

Enjoy your treat!