Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Malibu Muffins!

I'm busy baking for a birthday at the moment but while I was getting the cakes done I had enough time and oven space to have a little experiment too and these were the result! I've named them Malibu muffins because the main ingredients are coconut and pineapple. Sadly I had no actual Malibu or that would have gone in too!
I had the idea for the combo from the contents of my fridge. I had a cup or so of light coconut cream and some pineapple that needed using up so I pulled out my old faithful muffin recipe that I add anything to and went for it. For 12 muffins you'll need:
1 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut
2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup canola oil
Chocolate chips and chopped pineapple to taste
Put all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk the liquids together in a jug and then lightly mix into the dry stuff. Add the chocolate chips and pineapple before putting into muffin cases.
Bake at 180 degrees for about 20mins.
I used my silicone moulds which were perhaps not the best thing but it hasn't stopped the muffins from disappearing!
My thanks to Linda from Thinking about Food for the beautiful cloths that she sent to me to enhance my photos. They work!!


Maria said...

What a great combo for a muffin recipe, they look delish!


Coby said...

Mmmm, that works for me:) I love the combo of pineapple and coconut.

JillyB said...

Made them yesterday, gone today. That's the sort of consumer feedback I like!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous recipe :) I must try them.

hayleynichols88 said...

They could perhaps be pina colada muffins? They look great!

Are your rose moulds silicone?? I saw a rose tin but worried I wouldn't be able to get them out again!

JillyB said...

Hi Hayley! Thanks for stopping by. I'd forgotten about pina colada and you're so right, they could be! Yes, the mould is silicone and as long as I leave the muffins until they're completely cold they turn out fine. The bundt ones are great for sticky toffee puddings as I can fill the well in the centre with the sauce. Yum!

Rosie said...

Oh yum just loving the sound of your muffins not to mention that great combo of flavours!!

Rosie x