Yesterday my copy of Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? arrived. I can't remember the last time I was this excited to read a book, but I do know when the next will be. As always, I opened the book to a random page and read to see if I'd like it. I don't remember when or why I started doing that, but I like to think it's saved me from falling asleep three pages in over the years. I already had a feeling I would like this one (I've heard so many good things and I like Mindy's sense of humor) but my little test proved it. At the bottom of the page somewhere towards the middle of the book she wrote "Everyone has a moment when they discover they love Amy Poehler." I think I just discovered that I love Mindy.
A while back I mentioned having a giant container of coconut oil in my pantry and that I was trying to find recipes to better utilize it. I love breakfast foods, not as much as Leslie and Ron, but close. The other day I noticed there was some shredded coconut left over from when I made chocolate coconut bars a few
weeks months ago (really?). I don't know why but my mind immediately went to muffins. So I started looking up recipes and while bananas and blueberries sounded like fine additions, I didn't have any in my kitchen and it's never a good thing when I go to the grocery store on an empty stomach. "Why do we have so many twizzlers?" It seemed like a good idea at the time. We've all been there, or at least I tell myself that.
Eventually, I came across a recipe that included coconut oil. Sold!
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened
How to make
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray muffin pan with baking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
In a separate bowl, mix melted coconut oil, egg, milk, and vanilla.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in shredded coconut.
Pour into the muffin pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool and enjoy!
I really love these, it's kind of like eating a cupcake for breakfast, minus the frosting. They're so fluffy and delicious. Next time I plan to add some kind of berry. I'm thinking blackberries would be nice.
Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!