Monday, January 27, 2020

Macaroon Muffins - #MuffinMonday

Have you ever envisioned yourself on a baking show? I know I'd be a horrible contestant for a variety of reasons. The biggest one being that I'm really slow in the kitchen. But I'm sure it would be tons of fun. Maybe Nailed It would be my jam? Impossible decorations in too little time? I'm currently watching Great British Bake Off Stand Up to Cancer. Lots of disasters but lots of fun.

What would your ideal show be?

Welcome to another Muffin Monday. I made a vague promise to blog more this year and participate more in blogging groups. We will see how it goes. Lack of ingredients often throw me. (Ugh! Now I remember that I didn't hunt for rye.)

My first post for the year is essentially a coconut filled muffin. The original recipe was chocolate but it didn't seem chocolatey enough. Afterwards I realised that a chocolate muffin would showcase the coconut filling more. Next time.

Below the recipe you'll see the other muffin recipes for this month.

Macaroon Muffins


1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.
Mix the ingredients for the filling and set aside.
Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.
In a separate bowl mix the remaining ingredients.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix gently until just combined. Some lumps are expected. Don't overmix.

Fill each muffin well a third of the way. Top with 2 teaspoons of the filling. Cover with the remaining batter.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Muffin Monday
#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all of our lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.

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