The Final Guest Post: Double Chocolate Coconut Muffins

Hi everyone, I am hitting the books and trying to pass the last exams of year 11. Can you believe there will only be one more year of school left then? I am SO stoked :D :D
Anyway, a couple of months back, I asked for your guest posts during this period and I was lucky enough to get a huge response – thank you all so much!
I promise you will not miss me, in fact, you will groan when I come back, becase I have so many wonderful guestposts lined up for you all! I hope you discover some wonderful new bloggers who tantalise your tastebuds like they do mine! Enjoy mes amis!
Should you need to contact me, I am more than at service through my email: gobakeyourself@yahoo.com.au or just leave a message on my facebook page: Go Bake Yourself

Also a significant note, I lost over 60-70 followers through some freak wordpress issue so please, if you were one of them and you have recently visited again, resubscribe – thank you!
Now I leave you to it… :)

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So it is a bittersweet time for us all as you must all be upset that the guest blogs are coming to an end and I am ecstatic to be able to bake and mess around the kitchen again and share it with you without having a second thought for ugh… studying ;)

To end this tidal wave of guest posts, I would like to introduce a new blogging buddy of mine whose skills excels no matter what she bakes (though let me admit, she is a Baker By Nature ;)) – Ladies and gents, put your hands together for your final fabulous guest blogger, Ashley!

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IMG_4030-1024x682Hi everyone!

I’m Ashley, and I run Baker by Nature . I’m utterly thrilled to be guest posting here today. And I’ve saved something very special for you. Excited?

IMG_4023-1024x682Muffins! As you can plainly see – duh! The special part is what you can’t see. These dark chocolate beauties are more than meets the eye!

Underneath that gorgeously dark chocolate muffin mask lies an intensely healthy interior that will leave you feeling guilt free and fully indulged. Let’s get started!

Our double chocolate kick comes from cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips – decadent! Our coconut flavor comes from coconut milk and coconut oil – rich and creamy!

IMG_4028-1024x682When you’ve got flavor like this, the fact that they’re healthy is really just an added bonus. Did I mention there’s no sugar included in these? Agave takes care of that for us. Thanks, agave!

Just make some muffins… you know you want to!

Double Chocolate Coconut MuffinsBaker by Nature

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F) (200 degrees C)
  2. Prepare muffin tin with liners or non stick spray (I used liners and sprayed them with PAM baking spray (I find when using coconut oil muffins tend to stick to liners/pans more, so an extra spray goes a long way)
  3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, oil, milk, agave, and vanilla together, set aside.
  4. Mix cocoa powder, flour, salt, 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, and baking powder together.
  5.  In 3 sections, mix the flour combination into the wet ingredients, stirring only until all ingredients are incorporated.
  6. Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan, and bake for 15-18 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in pan, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely

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What photography, what style, these muffins are working the camera, I can tell you now :D
Plus they are healthy and involve chocolate? A dream come true :D – Thank you so much Ashley, truly these muffins and guest post are much appreciated and salivated over ;)
Want Ashley to make all your baking dreams come true? Simply visit her gorgeous blog today!

And that about does an amazing repetoire of guestposts and awesome cooking. So much range, so many ingredients and so much creativity, each of you guys is absolutely amazing, I promise you! I can’t reward you properly for all your help but what I can do is tell the world (or whoever visits) that your blogs, styles and personalities rocks! A BIG thank you to:

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65 Comments

  1. Sammie says:

    Great looking muffins!! They look very nice and manageable. Yummy bite sized ones :) Wow! I feel like i haven’t been here in a while CCU! haha.. Now you’re already almost back to blogging!

  2. These muffins are beautiful and can’t believe they’re healthy, too. Thanks CCU, for introducing us to all of these great bloggers through their guests posts. Good luck with finals and we look forward to seeing you back in the kitchen again.

  3. Kimby says:

    A great final guest post! Chocolate and coconut are divine together… in a “good for you” recipe, to boot. Congrats on finishing Year 11 in style, too, Uru!

  4. kitchenriffs says:

    Really good photos! And a nice recipe. Great guest post – good way to end the guest posts. I’ve enjoyed them all, but I’m eagerly anticipating what you’ll be cooking up for us when your exams are over!

  5. Saguna says:

    When I read coconut and chocolate… and muffins (!).. I knew I had to come ogle these. They sound great and look fabulous.. I TOTALLY want to get into muffin making mode this autumn- starting with these. :) Thanks for the awesome recipe, Ashley!

  6. Ames says:

    Interesting, no sugar muffins? Never used agave before so will have to go investigate! These look just amazing! What a great post to end the blogging hiatus for you, CCU :D Congrats on the end of exams !! Looking forward to more yummy posts :).

  7. petit4chocolatier says:

    I wish I could reach in and have one right now! Possibly two!! They look so delicious! I love the usage of coconut milk and oil. Excellent baking!

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