Pumpkin Muffins With Ginger And Coconut

These pumpkin muffins have a wonderful underlying ginger taste thanks to the fresh ginger root. If you like the ginger flavor in combination with coconut then this is the right recipe for you.

Suitable for:

Vegetarian diet

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pumpkin muffins with ginger and coconut

List of ingredients:

Makes: 12 muffins


desiccated coconut Desiccated Coconut
baking powderBaking Powder
ginger rootGinger
  • 1 cup of pumpkin, steamed and mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup of unrefined sugar
  • 1 and ½ cups of spelt flour
  • 50g of butter, melted
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 cup of coconut, desiccated
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger, ground
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger finely diced
  • Some sugar to sprinkle on top

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Pumpkin muffin recipe step by step:


Steam the 300g piece of buttercup pumpkin for about 15 to 20 minutes on low to medium heat (the weight of the pumpkin includes the pips and the skin). When the pumpkin is done and has had a chance to cool down de-core, peel and mash it. It is easier to mash the pumpkin with a fork.

Pre-heat the oven to 180C°. Convert!

  1. Paper line a muffin tray with muffin cups or grease them with butter and dust with flour.
  2. Fill the steamed and mashed pumpkin into a mixing bowl and add two cracked eggs. Whisk with the fork until an even consistency is reached.
  3. Measure the quarter cup of sugar and the one and a half cups of spelt flour and fold both ingredients into the mix.
  4. Add the melted butter and the milk and stir.
  5. Mix the 4 teaspoons of baking powder, the half teaspoon of nutmeg, and the teaspoon of ground ginger under well.
  6. Lastly, with a spatula fold under the cup of desiccated coconut and the finely diced fresh ginger root.
  7. Fill the twelve muffin cups with the batter and sprinkle some sugar on top.

Bake them for 30 minutes at 180C°. They taste great straight out of the oven, eating them the following day allows for the flavor develop more.

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