I have a basic, standard muffin recipe but I decided I was ready to try another recipe. The one that caught my fancy was the “Anything but Basic Muffin Recipe” by Broma Bakery. There’s many variants of the muffin but I wanted to make a variant with a local flair – hence this Buko (coconut) Macapuno (mutant coconut!) muffin.
Mix dry ingredients together –
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
Mix wet ingredients together
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup melted butter-flavored Crisco (because I discovered too late that I ran out of butter!)
3/4 cup coconut milk (originally buttermilk)
1 teaspoon each vanilla and coconut extract
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet; mixing only until just combined.
Fold in 2/3 cup coconut flakes (the moist, tender kind, not desiccated).
Scoop into muffin tins lined with paper cups (I got 6 large muffins and 8 mini-muffins). Spoon macapuno (I used chunky sweetened macapuno that came in a bottle) on the top.
Bake in a preheated 375F oven (I did not follow the oven instructions!). For the large muffins, bake about 25 minutes. For the mini-muffins, bake about 15 minutes.
We shared the muffins with friends and the consensus is – IT’S GOOD!!!!