3tbspcoconut oil or butter, melted and slightly cooled, plus extra for greasing (if needed)
150ml(1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp) buttermilk(I have also used kefir)
100ml(7 tbsp) honey(I've also used rice malt syrup)
zest of 1 orange
175g(1 1/2 cups) spelt flour (I use wholemeal spelt flour)
100g(1 cup) grated unsweetened coconut(I use half desiccated and half shredded coconut, for a bit of texture)
50g(generous 1/2 cup) rolled oats (not instant)
pinch of salt
1tspspeculaas spices (see below) or pumpkin pie spice
150g(1 1/4 cups) fresh raspberries (I used a combination of raspberries and strawberries for the muffins, and strawberries and blueberries for the mini donuts)
1/2tspground white pepper
First, make up the speculaas spice mix.
Mix all the ingredients together – it will yield more than you need for this recipe but you can store the remainder in a closed box in your pantry for your future recipes (I am still using my first batch from April and I have been using them quite a lot - a little goes a long way!). I have used ground spices but you can also use grind whole spices in a mortar if you wish, for a stronger flavour.
Pre-heat your over to 180C (350F). Grease a 12-cup muffin pan (or, like me, use cupcake or muffin liners or wraps instead).
Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the coconut oil, buttermilk, honey and orange zest.
In another bowl, combine the flour with the baking powder, grated coconut, oats, salt and speculaas spices.
Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and, using a wooden spatula, stir until it is just about mixed together well. Don’t stir too long!
Fold in the berries and pour the mixture into the muffin pans until the cups are two thirds full.
Bake until golden, about 25-30 minutes. (If you're making mini donuts, reduce the baking time to approximately 17 minutes.)
That’s it! Let cool and enjoy (or eat them warm - delicious!).
This recipe is from Yvette Van Boven’s book called Home Baked, which is amazing. This recipe makes approximately 12 muffins (and about 24 mini donuts).You have found this delightful recipe on Once a Foodie – onceafoodie.com. It was lovely to see you. Please come visit again.
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