I had some limes in my fridge (yellow limes, apparently thats a thing?!) and decided to put them to good use! I love the flavours of lime and coconut and so came up with the idea for lime muffins with a coconut icing.
Hope you enjoy them!
Love B x
The recipe will make between 10-12 muffins, or about 20 mini muffins
For the muffins;
- 2 cups of self-raising flour (gluten free or regular)
- 1 cup of sugar (or an alternative such as agave nectar, maple syrup, or honey etc
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/3-1/2 cup of milk (coconut works really well if you want a stronger coconut flavour, or soy/almond milk)
- 2 large eggs (or an alternative using chia seeds)
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil (or a fruit paste alternative such as apple sauce)
- 1/2 cup of lime juice
- the zest of 1 lime (and a little it extra for the icing)
- Turn your oven to 205 c. (400 f.)
- Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine (sieve through before).
- In a seperate bowl mix the milk, eggs, vegetable oil, lime juice, and zest; stir until combined
- In the dry mixture, make a well in the bowl. Now add the wet mixture to the dry mixture
5. Mix until a batter is formed
6. Spoon batter into a lined muffin try until about 3/4 full (Try and smooth out the top, it makes it look a lot better!)
7. Bake for 15-18minutes, or until lightly browned
8. Put muffins onto a wire rack straight away for cooling
Now we can start making the icing as the muffins cool 🙂
Now for the icing!!
For the icing, we will need;
- 1 tablespoon of coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons of Butter (I use an olive oil dairy free option); room temperature
- Icing sugar (from 1/2 cup to 1 cup depending on how much you would like to use
- Take your butter and coconut milk into a bowl, and mix together until the butter is smoothly incorporated with the milk
- Mix your icing sugar into the wet mixture 1 tablespoon at a time until you achieve the consistency you would like
This is quite a basic icing, i know, but personally, i think some cakes are better with “normal” icing, then the really rich stuff!
Hope you liked this,