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Coconut Raspberry Spelt Muffins

Nicoletta July 17, 2019

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Coconut Raspberry Spelt Muffins, moist, tender, and light, with a delicious coconut flavor, juicy raspberries bursting through, and cocoa nibs adding a delightful crunch. A muffin, a cup of coffee, some more berries on the side and your loved one by your side. What a great start to the day!

Song of the Day: Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

coconut raspberry spelt muffins-on a tray, with raspberries, one muffin open

The way you start your morning sets the pace for your day. With Loreto, we believe in taking our time and always have breakfast together, at the table, more often than not with a baked treat and a good cup of coffee. 

 

 

Coconut Raspberry Spelt Muffins

What a feast when in the morning we have a homebaked treat! Either a slice of loaf bread, a brioche, a scone, or a muffin. My preference is always to bake something wholesome, not too sweet, possibly with seasonal fruit.

These Coconut Raspberry Spelt Muffins are joyful and fun and taste like a sunny summer day. 

A look at the ingredients
  • spelt flour, one of my go-to wholesome flours for baked goods;
  • desiccated coconut, finely shredded, but not coconut flour, it’s not the same. Desiccated coconut has more moisture and texture than coconut flour and you’ll actually appreciate the little pieces of coconut coming through;
  • coconut sugar, just to reiterate on the coconut flavor, plus it’s better for you and gives a nice golden color to the baked good;
  • vegetable oil, in our case, peanut oil, the one that mostly graces our pantry just in case we have to deep fry something. Or bake.
  • Greek yogurt, another staple in our fridge. I use it so much in my baked goods, but also love it as a snack with homemade granola and fresh fruit, and last but not least it makes an incredible homemade labneh;
  • egg, and for us, it’s only organic free-range. A look at the beautiful sunny yolk and you’ll be converted, too;
  • milk, again, for us, only organic, and 2%, you could use any plant-based milk;
  • fresh raspberries, one of summer’s simple little pleasures, that we eat by the handful, we turn into jam or baked treat. When summer’s over, frozen raspberries work just as fine.
  • cocoa nibs, to add some crunch, plus they’re extremely good for you and have an intense chocolatey taste without being sweet at all.
Easy to make

Coconut Raspberry Spelt Muffins are so easy and fast to make, you’ll be asking yourself why you don’t make them more often.  They are a small batch, too, so perfect for just the two of us, or a small family, to eat fresh.

You don’t need a stand mixer for this easy recipe, you just need a scale (my inseparable companion when baking), two bowls, one for the dry one of the wet ingredients, a whisk, a spatula, a muffin tin, and muffin liners.

coconut raspberry spelt muffins-muffins and raspberries on a tray

Have a bite of these muffins and discover how they are:

Moist

Light

Not too sweet

Studded with raspberries

Coconut-y

Wholesome

Delightful

Fresh out of the oven with this delightful aroma, the only thing to do is unwrap one and bite in. Love the lightly crispy top and edges with a deeper ultra moist center with those bursting raspberries. Absolutely stupendous.

coconut raspberry spelt muffins-muffins and raspberries on a tray-vertical image of muffins and raspberries

Coconut Raspberry Spelt Muffins are super moist, oozing with raspberry juices and smell like delicious coconut. They are some of the best muffins I’ve made so far and we’ve enjoyed them so much!

Song of the Day: Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

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Coconut Raspberry Spelt Muffins

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-7 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: Baking

Description

Coconut Raspberry Spelt Muffins,  moist and tender, with a delicious coconut flavor, juicy raspberries bursting through, and cocoa nibs adding a delightful crunch. A muffin, a cup of coffee, some more berries on the side and your loved one by your side. What a great start to the day!


Ingredients

  • 125 g white spelt flour + a touch more for the raspberries
  • 30 g unsweetened desiccated coconut (cocco rapè)
  • 60 g coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 125 g plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 60 g vegetable oil (I used peanut oil)
  • 60 g milk (I used organic 2%)
  • 125 g fresh raspberries
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa nibs, for the topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C) and line a muffin tin with 6 muffin paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together: spelt flour, desiccated coconut, sugar and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: Greek yogurt, egg, vegetable oil, milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and gently mix with a spatula. Do not over mix, the mixture should still be lumpy and look under mixed.
  5. Wash and pat dry the raspberries, leaving some aside for the topping. Toss them in flour and gently fold them in the batter.
  6. Fill the muffin cups (I used an ice cream scoop) for about 2/3, place 2-3 whole raspberries on top of each muffin and sprinkle a few cocoa nibs.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, checking them with a skewer or cake tester that must come out dry.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

The batter might be enough to make 7 muffins. Don’t overfill the muffin liners or they’ll spill out when baking.

Will keep covered at room temperature for 2-3 days. Freeze for long-term storage.

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17 Comments

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    Reply Gloria | Homemade & Yummy July 22, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    I love homemade muffins. This is my kind of breakfast. The perfect start to my day with my morning coffee.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 28, 2019 at 9:03 am

      I love starting with muffins and coffee as well. It makes my day start in the right way. Thank you, Gloria!

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    Reply Paula Montenegro July 23, 2019 at 4:46 am

    These are gorgeous! I love a good baked treat in the morning too, but don’t like to eat too much sugar. I love that you use spelt and coconut sugar. And berries, I’m always game for a berry muffin.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Me too! I hate baked goods that are too sweet. These are so flavorful and soft, we loved them. Thank you!

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    Reply Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen July 25, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Now these are my kind of muffins – coconut and raspberry are such a great combo! Will make a batch soon!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 28, 2019 at 9:04 am

      They go really well together! My husband said the flavor was the best he had in a long time. Thank you!

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    Reply Julie July 26, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Is desiccated coconut the same as unsweetened shredded coconut? If not, where would I find it? I’ve never seen it for sale at the grocery store – we can find shredded coconut, coconut flour, coconut sugar, etc., but I’ve never seen a desiccated coconut product.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 28, 2019 at 9:14 am

      Yes, it is shredded coconut. The recipe uses smaller, finer shreds. Not the large flakes and not coconut flour.

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    Reply Tatiana July 27, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Coconut and raspberries is a unique combo…i really enjoyed your recipe…it looks soo delicious, yummy as well. I will trying to making..this…Thanks for sharing….!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 28, 2019 at 9:15 am

      You’re welcome! Hope you try them, they are really delicious, the flavor is awesome!

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    Reply Kate July 27, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I have never seen coconut and raspberry together in a muffin before, it sounds really delicious! I like that these don’t seem overly sweet, just the right amount!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 28, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Hope you try them! You’ll taste how well they go together. Plus they’re so tender and light and not too sweet. Thanks for your comment!

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    Reply Jordan July 28, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    I love baking with spelt! I’m always looking for new recipes that use it. Raspberries are abundant right now so I will be trying this out ASAP.

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    Reply Riz July 28, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Coconut is one of my favourite low key ingredients. I feel like it doesn’t always get the excitement that something like chocolate or caramel does, but whenever it’s there it adds that wonderfully unique flavour and sweetness! I love how you’ve paired it with the tarter raspberries here, this muffin is definitely on my to-make list!

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    Reply Neha July 28, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I have to admit I never baked with spelt flour before. But you had me at the gorgeous texture of these muffins. Now I need to buy some flour and bake them soon.

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    Reply Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life July 29, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Raspberry and coconut sounds like a perfect and fresh pairing for muffins, although I can’t recall ever having come across muffins with that flavor profile. I bet they’re divine! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

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    Reply Jo August 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Gorgeous looking muffins! Raspberry and coconut together is so amazing. The texture of the muffins with slept flour is brilliant

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