muffin monday!!!

There’s another food event happening over at Elena Ho’s place, experiments: Muffin Monday. Elena has provided a basic muffin recipe for this purpose and suggested some modifications. I decided I’d switch up a few ingredients here and there and add a few of my own.

Coconut is the main theme here. I decided to replace both the milk and the vegetable oil with their coconut parts, coconut milk and coconut oil. I also added some dessicated coconut to the batter and some sweetened shredded coconut for the muffin tops. I finished it all off with some macadamia nuts. I didn’t really mess with too much and everything came out as expected.

Here’s my contribution:

Coconut Mac-nut Muffins
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour, sifted together
1½ tsp Baking Powder, sifted together
1 tsp Baking Soda, sifted together
½ Cup Desiccated Coconut
½ Cup Macadamia nuts chopped
1 Cup Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp vanilla paste
½ Cup Coconut Oil
½ Cup Coconut Milk
½ Cup Sweetened Shredded Coconut

Preheat oven to 400°F
In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut, and nuts.
In separate bowl whisk together eggs, sugar, coconut oil and milk.
Pour egg mixture into the flour mixture, using a spatula fold in ingredients.
Pour into a greased muffin tin or muffin cups until ½ – ⅔ full.
Press shredded coconut onto the top of each muffin.
Bake for 20 minutes until deep golden brown, and after a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Carefully remove muffins from the tins and place on a wire rack to cool completely.


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4 Responses to “muffin monday!!!”

  • Brilynn says:

    The coconut substitutions are great, I love it! Add a little coconut rum and all your bases will be covered…

  • foodie says:

    Elena: no problem on the contribution. Muffins are easy to spice up!

    m3rni3: They turned out quite nice. I’m still eating them 🙂

  • m3rni3 says:

    it sure sounds scrumptious .. i’d try making these some time ..

    oh yeah .. i love making muffins coz it really is basically mixing all the ingredients together .. ;-))

  • Elena says:

    What a great idea! I love your idea of using the different parts of the coconut with macadamia nuts! It sounds like a great combination! Thank you for your genius comtribution to Muffin Monday!

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