Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lemon Coconut Muffins for Brunch

I've survived another day of surfer lingo and even had a few comebacks of my own. I must say, though, that I'm outnumbered and the slang isn't coming naturally for me. What does come naturally is baking.

I have some sort of sinus infection, head cold or allergy thingie going on. Since I refuse to go to the doctor I don't really know what kind of crud it is. What I know for sure is that it's not that bad and it will go away. To help myself feel better I started baking. It is a therapy for me, really. Playing around in the kitchen and hopefully creating a comforting & nourishing baked good for the family and of course for "yours truly".

What I like about this muffin is the soft and fluffy texture with the slightly crunchy tangy top.  It's not too sweet & there isn't any butter in the recipe so I felt a little less guilty as I polished off 3 of these cuties this morning.

How to:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup lemon curd from a jar
  • 4 tablespoons toasted unsweetened coconut (for the topping)

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.

In a mixer, add egg, oil, cream & sour cream. Mix well. Slowly add dry ingredients. No need to over mix.

Spoon into a muffin tin lined with muffin papers/liners. Add about 2/3 or 3/4 full to each tin. Next, add a teaspoon size amount of  lemon curd on the top/center of the batter.

Bake on 375 for about 14 minutes.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle toasted coconut on top.

Yield: 12 muffins

*Update: These muffins are amazing fresh, please note that as the days go by they get kinda dry. So eat 'em quick!

What makes you feel better when you're not well?


  1. Girl these look amazing! I love muffins, always looking for a new flavor ; )

  2. Thanks friend! These are a keeper but I'm adding to the blog post that they are best fresh within a day :-)


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