Makes 12 muffins
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
20 minutes
Level of Difficulty:
CircoTherm® and VarioSteam® if available


Coconut crumb

1/4 cup flakes or shredded coconut
3 tbsp plain flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp butter, softened


125 ml vegetable oil
200 g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
300 g plain flour
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup flaked or shredded coconut
150 ml buttermilk
250 g blueberries (2 punnets)

The muffins can be cooked without VarioSteam® using the recommended temperature. These muffins freeze well for up to 1 month. If you have a NEFF Full Steam appliance, use the Reheat function to warm day old or frozen muffins to achieve a ‘just baked quality’.

Breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea, these Blueberry and coconut muffins will be sure to please! They are full of juicy blueberries and topped with a coconut crumb.



Preheat oven on CircoTherm® with VarioSteam® low intensity (if available) to 170⁰C. Line 12 standard muffin pans with liners.

Make the coconut crumb: In a small bowl, rub together the coconut, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter to make coarse crumbs. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Sift together the plain flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture and coconut alternately with the buttermilk. Crush 1 punnet of blueberries with a fork, and mix into the batter. Fold in the remaining whole blueberries. Fill the prepared muffin pans and top with coconut crumb.

Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked and golden. Allow to cool before serving.


This recipe is prepared with NEFF’s CircoTherm®. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55–60 g, unless specified.

Authors Bio:

As a trained Home Economist and Chef, Fransje knows that good cooking comes from confidence in the kitchen. With 27 years of industry experience, Fransje can help you decode the appliance manual and share some delicious dishes.

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