Sunday, January 30, 2011

Coconut-Butterscotch Muffins

Coconut-Butterscotch Muffins

 I like to bake, almost daily and it is important to me, to have variety.  I would not be happy making pies or cakes or muffins, everyday.  It may be a platitude but I think, variety in baking is the spice of life.

I had a topping mix left from another recipe and did not want to keep it, taking up space.  My choices were muffins or a coffee cake.  Muffins won.  I had not eaten lunch and was hungry.  Muffins are done quickly and easily and for some reason, sounded acceptable for lunch while a coffee cake did not.

I name the muffins after the topping, a blend of coconut, dried apples, butterscotch chips and chopped almonds.  With a small amount of canola oil, I had a nice streusel for the muffin.

Coconut-Butterscotch Muffins 

Ingredients -

2 cups AP flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1 tablespoon baking powder
 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup Brownulated brown sugar (granulated brown sugar or packed brown sugar - light)
1 cup strong coffee, cooled
1 cup oil minus one tablespoon
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Either spray muffin cups or use liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, except the brown sugar.
  • Mix until there are no lumps.
  • Stir in brown sugar, making sure it is well mixed.
  • In a small bowl, mix  the coffee, oil, egg and vanilla together, until well combined.
  • Pour this liquid mixture over dry ingredients and do a quick stir to mix the two together.  Do not over-mix.  A few lumps are not a problem.
  • Fill each cup about 3/4 full.
  • Place streusel on top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted, comes out clean.
  • Let stand for five minutes and then it is time to enjoy these.

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2 comments:

  1. Those look like wonderful muffins. I love all things butterscotch!

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  2. Your muffins look really good! Thanks for sharing.

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