Mmmmm. These came out sooo good! Sometime before we went to Hong Kong, Picky spent a day making "recipes" by drawing pictures and having me write the list of ingredients, and then neatly putting them in plastic sleeves. One of the recipes was for "Coconut Sugar Muffins".
I'm not sure where she got the idea - the only thing she's tried knowingly with coconut is granola, and she picks it all out and makes a face. Anyway, she's been bugging me to make the muffins using her recipe, so I looked up "coconut muffins" on Epicurious and this is what I got. They are really yummy, and definitely a dessert! I didn't have any sweetened coconut, so I used unsweetened coconut shreds, and that worked just fine. I really can't imagine making it any sweeter than it already was. Yummy! Note: I don't usually use paper liners with muffins, but I did here because they said to (so I figured there must be a reason...a sticky reason...). I did spray the inside with canola spray, even though it didn't say anything about it - I think it's necessary unless you like picking bits of muffin off of the papers. Also - I used frozen bananas (I always freeze them for baking and smoothies when they start to get really ripe) - I just put them in the microwave for a minute and then mashed them up. I know you have coconut, Isabelle - get on it! :)
I always loved to cook - until I had to do it every day, and for a child who doesn't always appreciate my efforts. I'm trying to find simple and healthy recipes that I can make and share with my family, and to keep my love of cooking and my sanity in the process!