July 11, 2014

coconut muffins

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. 

Moving on...
coconut muffins | recipe
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! 
coconut muffins | recipe
coconut muffins | recipe
coconut muffins | recipe
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!
coconut muffins | recipe
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!


  1. These sound delicious! I love coconut so I will have to try this! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  2. OMG must try this!! pics looks soo yummy!


  3. Looks so delicious! Great recipe!

  4. those muffins sound amazing! definitely need to try this recipe out! have a great weekend :)

    Brittani and Katie

  5. These look so easy and delicious! I am definitely going to try these!

  6. my mouth started watering at coconut!

    Sandy a la Mode

  7. I just came across a recipe for coconut iced coffee and now these?! I think I need to get on both stat. So yummy!

    xx Cara

  8. i'll absolutly have to try this out ! Looks yummy :)

  9. Mmmm!!!!!

  10. Oh my god, I'd like to kill someone right now because I wanna eat those muffins! Thanks for this recipe!!!

    ♘ ♘

  11. Oooo, looks yummy..

  12. I love Mindy Kaling and her book is great! I feel like I can hear her voice as I'm reading the book. These muffins look delicious!

    Nicole to the Nines

  13. These look amazing! Love Mindy Kaling. Her book was so good!


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