GF/DF Lime Muffins!

Hello Everyone,

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

Ingredients:
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)

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Let’s go….

  1. Turn your oven to 205 c. (400 f.)
  2. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine (sieve through before).
  3. In a seperate bowl mix the milk, eggs, vegetable oil, lime juice, and zest; stir until combined
  4. In the dry mixture, make a well in the bowl. Now add the wet mixture to the dry mixture

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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!)

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7. Bake for 15-18minutes, or until lightly browned
8. Put muffins onto a wire rack straight away for cooling

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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
  1. Take your butter and coconut milk into a bowl, and mix together until the butter is smoothly incorporated with the milk
  2. 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,

B x

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