How to prepare raspberry and coconut muffins in just 30 minutes

The muffins are the perfect way to start your day.

In Summary

•Muffin comes from the French word moufflet which means soft.

•The preparation takes only 30 minutes.

Raspberry muffin
Raspberry muffin
Image: Margaret Wanjiru

Muffin comes from the French word moufflet which means soft.

With a preparation time of 10 minutes and a cooking time of 20 minutes, your fresh muffins will be ready within 30 minutes.


  • 2 ½ cups (375g) self-rising flour
  • 90 g butter, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup (200g) caster sugar
  • 1 ¼ (310 ml) cups milk
  • 1/3 (25g) cup desiccated coconut
  • 150 fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp. shredded coconut


Step 1

Preheat the oven to moderately hot (200 - 180) degrees, fan-forced.

Step 2

Grease an 80 ml muffin pan with butter.

Step 3

In a large bowl, mix in the flour, butter, milk, coconut, raspberries, eggs and mix with fingertips until everything has combined well.

Step 4

Divide the mixture among the holes of the prepared pan, then sprinkle the shredded coconut.

Step 5

Bake for 20 minutes. Once baked, slide in a toothpick at the centre, ensure it comes out clean.

Step 6

Set aside in a rack to cool. Enjoy them with a glass of cold milk or juice with friends and family.