Blueberry muffins with carrot and coconut cream

This recipe was originally published on Kidspot.

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I recall this muffin with the same kind of pleasure one recalls an afternoon lying underneath a gently swaying tree in the dappled shade.
Yes I was rather fond of it with its ground seeds giving it a dense, MOIST texture, it’s carroty vegteable-y goodness and the POP of juicy blueberry reminding me of the usual, fluffy white blueberry muffin that I had NOT AT ALL tried to reproduce, ha!

Owing to the seeds, carrot and coconut cream it stayed moist not dry for three days and with a quick spin around the microwave and a little knob of butter (KNOB!) it went the distance on day three and still delivered at cuppa T time.

Here’s what you’ll need to make 12:

  • coconut oil or butter for greasing muffin tray
  • 2 cups (300g) wholemeal self-raising flour (or half and half wheat/spelt flour)
  • 1/2 cup (80g) dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sunflower and 1/2 cup pumpkin (pepita) seeds, ground into a meal
  • 1/2 cup sultanas or currants
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1 x 270ml can of coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) coconut oil (or melted butter if you like)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 punnets of blueberries

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) and grease a muffin tray.
  2. Put flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, seed meal, sultanas and grated carrot into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl or jug, whisk egg, coconut cream and oil/butter, then pour into a well in the centre of dry ingredients.
  4. Fold through blueberries, then allow mixture to stand for a few minutes.
  5. Distribute evenly amongst muffin holes and bake for 30 – 35 minutes.

♥Yeah yeah, no nuts so these can go to school.

♥Full of goodies so they can be eaten for breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea or dessert.

♥Blueberries are in season so GET ON IT.

♥They do benefit from being warmed up after day one.

~Yours adding these to my to-do list, K180, x

 

 

 

Comments

  1. These sound delicious! I love the idea of grinding up the seeds.

  2. These look so yummy will have to give them a go Katie!

  3. I’m all about a healthy muffin (otherwise I’d just eat cake), look at all those chunky bits. Divine!

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