Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lemon, Coconut & Chia Seed Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

These muffins are so easy to make and the strong lemony flavour is very refreshing!  I also couldn't resist adding some coconut because I love it!

Ingredients (makes 6):
Muffin batter:
1 cup light spelt flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
20g butter, melted
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 free range egg
1/2 cup milk of choice
1 tsp vanilla

1 block Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
40g butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
300g pure icing sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a cupcake tray with 6 muffin cases (I used the tall cafe style wrappers).

2.  In a large bowl, combine all the muffin batter ingredients and stir until just combined.  Distribute evenly among muffin cases and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until cooked through.  Allow to cool completely before icing.  

3.  Make frosting:  In a food processor, process the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and lemon juice until smooth.  With the blades running, gradually add icing sugar through the hole in the top.

(In Thermomix, add the first 4 ingredients and process sp5/20sec.  Then with the blades running on speed 4, gradually add the icing sugar through the top.  If required, scrape down the sides and process for another 20sec/sp4 or until smooth). 

4.  Spoon a generous amount of frosting onto each of the cooled muffins.  Grate extra lemon zest over the top if you like!      


  1. Yummo!! Is the icing sugar made in the thermo?

    1. Hi Small Steps! I used CSR pure icing sugar for the frosting. Though you could definitely mill some sugar in your thermie if you wanted! For me personally, i find it difficult to get that really nice fine consistency when i try and make my own icing sugar in the thermie... just turns out that little bit too grainy for my liking.

  2. These look AMAZING Iwa!
    Shared on my page today - can't wait to try them X