Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Coconut Muffins

Taking some time off from training has meant extra time to catch up on other things. Over the weekend, I used my extra time to do some cooking and baking. I made an old favorite, Black Bean Enchilada Lasagna, as well as a new recipe I've had on my list for about a year. 

I found this recipe for Pumpkin Coconut Muffins in Runner's World. I love pretty much anything pumpkin in the fall and coconut is a favorite of mine, year round. I had a feeling these would be a new favorite and I was right! 

Perfect for breakfast!

Pumpkin Coconut Muffins
*Recipe from Runner's World
Makes 12 muffins

2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and add liners to a muffin tin. 

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger. In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, oil, pumpkin, egg and buttermilk. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Mix in coconut. 

Fill muffin cups and bake 20-25 minutes. 

Tell me about your weekend - Anyone else do any cooking or baking?

Happy Monday!

- ST

8 comments:

  1. YUM! I love baking muffins. The last thing I cooked was some butternut squash chiotle soup last night. It's so hard to find a soup that's filling and healthy.

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    1. That soup sounds fantastic - I hope you'll share the recipe soon on your blog!

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  2. Yum! I never thought about pumkpin and coconut together, but I love both, so I'll have to try it out!

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    1. Definitely try the recipe! I think I'll have to give the sweet potato version a try next.

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  3. These look delicious! I had a pumpkin coconut curry once and it was amazing.

    I recently baked scones for the first time. I think I may have messed them up? I'll have to try again :)

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    1. I love scones - I'll have to check out your blog now for a recipe :)

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  4. Oh I love pumpkin and coconut! This sounds amazing!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Jess! I just took a look at your blog and your frosty recipe looks great!

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