Thursday, March 11, 2010

Apple Coconut Muffins

Today I did a lot of baking... starting making some St. Patrick's festive treats... which I will post later but here are some delicious and very easy muffins! They were made for a special person and I hope she likes them!

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg (if you need to buy it, buy the whole nutmeg and use a grater to grate it.... it keeps longer than the ground nutmeg and it produces a much better flavor)
1 cup plus 2 tbsp shredded sweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups finely chopped, peeled apple

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 12 muffin tin cups. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat the eggs and milk together in small bowl. Combine well the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Alternately add the wet and dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Blend until just combined. Stir in the coconut and apples. Fill the cups full and bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes and then remove from the tins to cool further on a cooling rack.