Thursday, March 15, 2012

Coconut muffins

As soon as I saw Smitten Kitchen's post on double coconut muffins, I wanted to try the recipe, and it turned out to be a great baking break for the [Oscar] Sunday right before exams.  My yogurt was nonfat instead of full-fat, and I used unsweetened shredded coconut instead of sweetened, which Whole Foods doesn't carry.  Because of the latter change I added a little extra sugar in the batter (still not much more than the stated 1/3 cup in total, though, given my sugar reduction habit), and also mixed in some sugar with the coconut that I sprinkled on top.

Before baking

After baking

Helga, Sophie and I all liked the results, especially how the sugar on top added a slight crunchy texture that contrasted with the soft muffin.  Since I still have most of the jar of coconut oil, I may make this again in the near future.