Tropical and fruity spiced muffins!
Well, these were just a joy to make. I love that I can whip up some baked goods in a half hour. Sometimes it’s the simplest recipes that taste the best.
What’s special about these muffins is that not only are they fruity and sweet, but they’re also spiked with a little spice. The ground clove and allspice work brilliantly with the toasted coconut and dried mango. I wouldn’t have thought to put those flavors together, but hey, I’m not a cookbook chef, am I??
I made these especially for my night class students, all of whom loved them! They all know I’m vegan and are super interested in what I can make that tastes good. Everything I make tastes good!!
The recipe says that it will make 9 muffins, but I made 12 easily. Wonderfully crunchy on top and soft on the inside; that’s what makes the perfect little breakfast muffin.
veggie oil spray
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup rice milk or other unsweetened milk
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond or coconut extract
3/4 cup chopped dried mango
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line 9 (or 12) cups of a muffin tin with papers. Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Toast for 3-5 minutes, until lightly browned. Let the pan cool on a rack and increase the oven temp to 375.
2. In a large bowl, mix together both flours, the sugar, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, allspice, and cloves.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, vinegar, canola oil, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir quickly into the dry mixture, and when almost combined, fold in the mangoes. Scoop into the prepared muffin cups and bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out with no wet batter clinging to it. Let cool on racks. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.