Blueberry and coconut muffins

I can’t wait to watch Julie and Julia which is out in the cinemas later this week. 

I am not a confident baker, but felt inspired to try out a muffin recipe after seeing the trailer for the movie last week.  I found a relatively simple recipe for Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins in Essentials of Baking by Williams-Sonoma. I didn’t have any cornmeal in the cupboard, but had half a pack of dessicated coconut, so I decided to modify the recipe.

Blueberry and coconut muffins

Recipe makes 24 standard muffins

Dry ingredients

  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 50g dessicated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 155g demerera sugar

Mix all of the above in a bowl and set aside.

Wet ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 90g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 box of fresh blueberries

Sugar sprinkle

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


  1. Whisk the eggs, then add in  the vanilla extract, followed by milk and butter, and mix well
  2. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mix , and blend them together
  3. Fold in the blueberries
  4. Place muffin casings in a muffin tray
  5. Spoon in the mix until each casing is 3/4 full
  6. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of each muffin
  7. Place the muffin tray into an oven pre-heated at 200 degrees C.
  8. Bake the mufins for 20 minutes. To test if they’re cooked, prick the muffins with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the muffin is cooked. 

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The sugar sprinkle gives the muffins a slightly crunchy top. I didn’t find the muffins too sweet, and the coconut gives them a nice texture when you bite in. Yum, perfect with a cup of tea!


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