I love coconut and have been wanting to try this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. Coconut oil can be found at Trader Joe's, Costco, and most major grocery stores. I added the coconut flour to sub for the whole wheat pastry flour.
- 1⁄2 cup virgin coconut oil
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup coconut flour or 1⁄2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon table salt
- 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt, at room temperature is best
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature is best
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup sweetened flaked coconut, divided
- Preheat oven to 375°F Either grease 10 muffin cups with butter or coconut oil, or line them with papers.
- In a small saucepan, warm your coconut oil just until it melts. Or use your microwave on defrost setting 10 seconds at a time. It should still be on the cool side. DON'T over heat . On a hot day mine will liquefy on its own.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together your flours, baking powder and salt. Stir 1/2 cup shredded coconut.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, coconut oil, yogurt and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until just combined.
- Divide batter among prepared muffin cups then sprinkle the top with remaining 1/4 cup coconut, about 1 to 2 teaspoons on each. Bake until a tester inserted into the center comes out batter-free, about 20 minutes. Transfer muffins to a rack and let cool.
- Note - If your yogurt and egg are not at room temperature, they will re-solidify the coconut oil, which is fine for baking but makes the batter quite thick and difficult to stir, like a cookie batter.
These were awesome although I made a couple of changes. I used Crisco instead of coconut oil. I know Costco sells it but I didn't know what I would do with the rest of it. I used 0% Fage Greek yogurt instead of full fat. I also added 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips because I really wanted something chocolate. Tasted like a mounds bar. Made for ZWT9.
I added some chocolate chips, too. Did not have coconut flour or cake flour, so used a 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour with an added teaspoon of cornstarch. Also used fat free Greek yogurt. I expected the taste to be more coconutty, but despite that, these were very good. And I do LOVE coconut. A lot! made for Culinary Quest 2014
Made these as posted but not with the coconut flour. I found the finished muffins to be a little bit on the oily side and they get very firm when chilled. The coconut flavor is wonderful and I enjoyed the little tang from the greek yogurt. Made for ZWT 9.