Coconut pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins

    1 hour 35 min

    These muffins are wholesomely good. The apple sauce cuts down on the amount of fat in these muffins. They are also made with wholemeal flour. Desiccated coconut and chocolate chips are studded throughout these soft, moist and incredibly tender muffins. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, dessert, afternoon tea or elevenses.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 500g pumpkin puree
    • 4 eggs, beaten
    • 175ml rapeseed oil
    • 185g apple sauce
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 200g plain flour
    • 180g wholemeal flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 55g desiccated coconut
    • 125g chocolate chips

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour muffin tins or line with paper cases.
    2. Whisk together the pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, apple sauce and sugar in a bowl. Combine the plain flour, wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder in a separate bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, whisking continually. Fold in the coconut and chocolate chips. Pour the resulting batter into the muffin tins.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before serving, about 1 hour.

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    i have to say i'm disappointed. the muffins are quite moist and light, but also flavourless. i added nutmeg, vanilla and allspice. if i make again, i'll use about half the oil and add a lot more spice. the coconut appears to add only texture, not flavour.  -  08 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this recipe is pretty good. the muffin is moist, looks beautiful, and tastes good. What makes it good are the chocolate chips. Without them, the recipe is quite boring. I used regular sugar (dont have raw sugar in my town), and regular coconut (organic is not moist). Yes I will make these again, but maybe I will experiment with adding cinnamon or maybe more chocolate chips.  -  10 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were awesome. I added allspice.  -  30 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)