Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Pumpkin Coconut Muffins with Cocoa Nibs
Is it wrong that it's early August and I'm already starting to dream about my pumpkin recipes? I cannot wait for Fall because I have a whole list of new pumpkin recipes to try - pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cakes, the list goes on and on.
I was serious when I said that I couldn't wait - so here it is, my very first pumpkin recipe of the season. (Or maybe I should call it a preseason recipe since it's still the middle of summer.)
A friend of mine dropped off some pumpkin muffins a couple of months ago and they were super delicious. She had added some cocoa nibs and a handful of unsweetened coconut to her muffin batter and I just loved that combination. (I guess I'm not the only person who craves pumpkin muffins in the middle of August.)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 2/3 cup flour 2 eggs
1 cup sugar 1 cup pumpkin
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice ¼ cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup cocoa nibs
¼ teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Mix dry ingredients.
Stir together pumpkin, egg and melted butter.
Add to dry ingredients.
Fold in cocoa nibs and coconut.
Fill muffin cups ½ full and bake 20 minutes at 350.
Turns out - pumpkin muffins are good any time of year.