Coconut Muffins - Sweet Potato Chronicles

Coconut Muffins

I've really got­ten into the swing of lazy, sum­mer days. Scar­lett and I spend most morn­ings doo­dling around the house before we set out for our day's adven­ture. With­out the pres­sure of a sched­ule, we've taken to bak­ing. Before we ven­tured to a friend's house for a day of sprin­kler fun in the back­yard, we decided that some coconut muffins from my Rodale cook book would be a nice treat for our after­noon snack. Scar­lett has got­ten so pro­fi­cient at cooking/baking, she prac­ti­cally orga­nizes the kitchen for me. On this day, she had all the mea­sur­ing cups, mixer and ingre­di­ents (not sure why she pulled the breast­feed­ing tea from the pantry because it hasn't seen the light of day for years, but, need­less to say, I didn't use it.).

Coconut Muffins

1 3/4 cups whole wheat pas­try flour (I subbed in whole grain pas­try flour and it yielded nub­bier muffins)2 tea­spoons bak­ing pow­der
1 tea­spoon bak­ing soda
1/4 tea­spoon salt
1/2 c honey
1/3 cup but­ter, room tem­per­a­ture
1/4 cup sour cream (I used plain yogurt)
3/4 cup milk
3 large egg whites
1/2 tea­spoon almond extract
3 cups flake coconut

Method

Pre­heat oven to 350
Whisk flour, bak­ing soda, bak­ing pow­der and salt together.


In a sep­a­rate bowl, com­bine but­ter, honey and sour cream. Use a hand mixer on low to blend until smooth.

Pour flour mix and milk into wet ingre­di­ents and blend on low for two min­utes. Add egg whites as well as extract and beat for another two minutes.

Fold in coconut.

Pour into cup­cake papers or greased muf­fin tin and bake for 20 to 25 min­utes or until a tooth­pick placed in the cen­ter is removed clean. Cool for five min­utes in pan and then trans­fer to a cool­ing rack.

Scar­lett couldn't wait to break them open. She ate two before we left the house, and then offered her sea­soned bak­ing advice: "You know, Mommy. These would be toe good if we put choco­late chips in." She's right. Looks like we have our next lazy morn­ing project.

  

4 Comments

  1. Lesa says:

    I am SO mak­ing these!!

  2. Laura says:

    You SO should. You'll like!

  3. Minda Uy Chua says:

    The first I saw it. Will def­i­nitely try it. I am into healthy food. Thank you.

  4. Susan says:

    Hi there,

    These muffins look so yummy!!! I'd like to try these for my kids lunch snacks but our school has a nut-free pol­icy. Is there any way to omit the almond extract with­out com­pro­mis­ing the recipe?

    Thank you!

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