Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Coconut and strawberry muffins



When I was a kid I never understood what was so good about doughnuts and muffins. They were just kind of dry to me and I would rather have eaten a piece of cake........
BUT things have changed, I still don't really love doughnuts (I would be happy to take suggestions for awesome vegan doughnuts in Melbourne to change my mind) but I absolutely LOVE muffins. The more full of fruit the better. Preferably without chocolate chips but I am really not going to turn any muffin down these days.

These little guys were quick to whip up and really soft straight out of the oven.
Here is the recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, egg replacer (1 teaspoon powder mixed with 2 tablespoons water)
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cups rice milk
About 8 chopped strawberries
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1/4 cup shredded coconut


Method:
Combine melted coconut oil and sugar in a bowl and mix well. In a mixing bowl place, flours, baking powder, coconut, vanilla and strawberries. Warm rice milk in the microwave for a minute. If the milk is too cold it will make the coconut oil set and go lumpy.
Add sugar and oil to flour mixture then mix in rice milk and egg replacer. Mix only until combined.
Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes.

Top with soy cream cheese. I used 3 Tablespoons of Toffuti cream cheese with some vanilla essence and a squeeze of lemon. Beat it with mixers and about 1/2 a cup of icing sugar. Top muffins with soy cream and a fresh strawberry.




Obviously you can use any berries you like. I think blueberries would be awesome and if you want to use frozen berries that would be fine too.



I just did my first session back at Bikram yoga for about 6 months and I honestly feel amazing. The teacher was great and he explained things in a way that just made sense to me. I am really looking forward to my next class as I think I can really improve with this awesome teacher! 
If you haven't tried it, you def should try a class. Its the best work out ever!! 
Now I won't even feel guilty eating one of these muffins ;)  (Apparently you burn between 700-1000 calories in a class!)






5 comments:

  1. Strawberries and coconut! These look so good! I love a hearty, healthier muffin. I've never tried Bikram. I just do pretty gentle self guided yoga in the morning to wake up. I'd love to take a class and learn some new poses. 700-1000 calories sounds like super rigorous moves!

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    1. Thanks!! Be prepared for a serious work out.
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  2. As far as vegan doughnuts go, Smith & Daughters' quince ones are my pick - not that you're missing out, with these cute muffins in the house!

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    1. ooh! I have seen them on the menu but cannot go past the chocolate avo tart. I will try and make myself try something new next time I go. I think im heading there next week :)
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