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our favourite blueberry coconut muffins

it's just a quick one from us today, with larissa being in the final spurt towards the finishing line of her bachelor thesis and kerstin giving full time attention to our (not so) little puppy eleni while cooking up a storm in the kitchen with lots of recipes coming for YOU guys. so stay tuned, we mean to end the silence that's been lingering in our little online space for a while now very soon and in full force. in the meanwhile you'll just have to make do with these little treats, which isn't all that bad if you ask us. this is one of our absolute go-to recipes whenever we're craving something sweet so it's been tried and tested a billion times and therefore is absolutely sure to hit the spot!

blueberry muffins have been a family favourite ever since our time in the uk and nothing much has changed since. except the addition of coconut flakes and a cheeky sugar crust which gives these bad boys just that little something extra. oh, and they're vegan but no one will know. we hope you try them and we will be back for more soon. promise. x kerstin & larissa

makes 12 little muffins:

  • 130g Alsan (or any other butter alternative, at room temperature)
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 150g soy cream (we use this one)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 150g roasted coconut flakes
  • 175g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 knife tip of xanthan gum
  • 200g fresh blueberries
  1. preheat your oven at 175C
  2. in a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy using your hand mixer
  3. add in the cream and pinch of salt and mix well
  4. now add the dry ingredients (coconut, flour, baking powder and xanthan gum) and give it a good stir
  5. last (but definitely not least) add the blueberries to the mix and gently incorporate them into the batter
  6. line a muffin pan with small muffin liners and fill each one a little more than half way with batter. pop into the oven and bake for 10 minutes
  7. after 10 minutes, pull out the pan and top each muffin with a little extra sprinkling of coconut flakes and sugar (be as generous as you like)
  8. bake for another 10-12 minutes until golden and let cool

enjoy on the go, at work, as pudding or simply bundled up on the sofa on a sunday afternoon as we like to handle things.