Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Muffins Two Ways

I used the Banana, Coconut and Walnut Muffin recipe over at Pam's Place (For the Love Of Cooking) made two minor changes, and made muffins two ways! These were so tasty and with very little fat you don't feel so guilty eating them.

I actually had some Toasted Hazelnuts which I substituted for the Walnuts, so they were Banana, Coconut and Hazelnut muffins and for a bit of variety I added mini semi sweet chocolate chips to the tops of about half of the muffins prior to cooking. The same muffin, two different ways!

1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt (I used fat free)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large, very ripe bananas
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup of chopped Hazelnuts
1/2 cup of mini Semi Sweet Chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a muffin tray with cooking spray or use the paper liners.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, white sugar and brown sugar until well combined.

In another bowl, mix the egg, oil, yogurt, vanilla and mushed bananas until mixed thoroughly.

Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients without over mixing.

Add the coconut and hazelnuts then fold them into the batter. Scoop into your muffin cups. Place 1 tsp of the mini chips on the top of 1/2 the muffins

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown and a tester inserted into the muffin comes out clean.

Cool on a rack then serve with butter


Pearl said...

omgosh the coconut and hazelnut combination sounds divine!

Elyse said...

Mmm, these muffins sound totally delicious. There's something about muffins. I just love 'em. I can't stop eating 'em once I start. Yep, I see some muffin making in my near future!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

I love making muffins! These look fabulous! Bravo on such a beautiful muffin!!


Donna-FFW said...

They lok fantastic Cheryl.. I love your adaptation. You know I love baking with bananas. Ill have to try these.. Coconut too, MMMM

Debbie said...

The banana coconut combo sounds great.....I'd like one right now with my coffee!

Anonymous said...

yummy! I love hazelnuts more than walnuts, so I like the adaptation!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love the idea of the toasted hazelnuts! The semi-sweet chocolate chips just put it way over the top!

Kim H. said...

Oh goodness - can you FedEx some to me... right NOW? :-)

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

What a great variation on Pam's recipes as I have used her's as a base so many times!! Looks yummy!!!

Pam said...

Mmmm. I love the toasted hazelnuts and chocolate chips on top. They look pretty and tasty.

The Blonde Duck said...

Thank you for reminding me to make these! I've got ripe bananas in my fridge!

Sara said...

These muffins sound fabulous! I love the addition of hazelnuts. Know what would be good on these? A smear of nutella!

Maria said...

Love these! A great morning treat!

Elra said...

Delicious looking muffins. Hmmm, I really need one now. Yummy!

Kristen said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I'm officially in love with it, it's so cute! I'll be back to look some more, Cheers!

Heather said...

a duo of muffins?! what could be better? cause then you get to eat 2 muffins - you can't not try one! they both sound delish!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Yum, I'll take one for breakfast.

Christina Kim said...

excellent, no butter!! they look so tasty... i like the mini choc chips!!

Netts Nook said...

I love the chips on top what a great idea. See ya tomorrow.

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