Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Can I have chocolates for breakfast if I stuff them into muffins? Yes? Okay then. Time for my Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Haha… Any excuse to have chocolate. Well, technically this is healthy because the chocolate chips I used were dark and had a really high cacao content. I think it was about 75%. Also, there’s shredded coconut in this. So yes! Plenty of anti-oxidants, lots of fibre, less of that sugar and a happy day for me.

This makes a big batch of muffins. If there’s only 2 of you in the house, make sure you have someone nice to give these to. Like your friendly neighbour. Thank God for neighbours. Mine is precious. 🙂 (PS: I received good reviews from her!) I actually did wake up earlier in the morning to make this.

I used Flour, Sugar, Butter, Buttermilk (by mixing a little lemon juice with milk), Eggs, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Sweetened Shredded Coconut & Chocolate Chips.Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 1

Mix a little flour into them chocolate chips to keep them afloat in the cake batter while they are baking. After that, add in the leavening agents. 
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Cream the butter and sugar until nice and fluffy. I just used my hand whisk. If the butter is really soft, this would be really easy.
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And with that, add in the eggs and beat them in one by one until well combined.Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 5

Here comes the fun part. Alternating between flour and buttermilk is crucial to ensure the elements get mixed in properly. Curdled batter = not good.Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins FMFM

And the final flour whisking!Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 10

Now for happy things. Shredded coconut & chocolate chips  have to be folded in carefully. This is where all the good flavours are coming from. Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 11

Divide this into your lined cupcake/muffin tins. I love love love my ice cream scoop for this. Makes it so quick and easy!Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 12

And another batch.Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 13

Did I mention that this recipe made a lot of muffins?Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 14

I was going to frost these but then I started out calling them breakfast muffins. Wouldn’t have been very breakfast-y if they had frosting, would it? Or maybe I got it all wrong?Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 15

I loved them all the same, frosting or not. In fact, I feel like they are a pretty healthy kind of breakfast. Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 16

The coconut and chocolate chips complemented each other very well. You know what these reminded me of?Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins 17

Bounty! I was never really into those candies. But in cake form, that’s something I can get into.
Breakfast just got exciting again.

xoxoxo, Jayne

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” (Colossians 3:15)

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins
recipe adapted from Ina Garten

(makes 20 large muffins)

Ingredients:

3 sticks (340gm) Butter, at room temperature
1 cups White Sugar
5 Large Eggs
3 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Buttermilk (milk + 1 tbsp lemon juice/vinegar)
7 oz (200gm) sweetened, shredded Coconut
1/2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 325 F or 160 C. Line your muffin tins and set aside. If you have to make your own buttermilk, make it now and set aside as well.

  1. Stir about 2 tbsp flour with chocolate chips in a small bowl. Mix together the remaining flour, baking powder & making soda in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in one egg at a tune and whisk until well combined, scraping down the bowl with your spatula each time.
  4. Now mix in the flour and milk alternately, starting and ending with the flour in 3 additions. (flour-milk-flour-milk-flour)
  5. Fold in shredded coconut and chocolate chips carefully.
  6. Fill your muffin liners to about 3/4 way up. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool all the way.
  8. Frost with your favourite frosting if you prefer or just enjoy as is with a cup of java.

Comments

  1. Don’t you just love dark chocolate chips? It’s fabulous in baked goods. I’m starting to love bittersweet ones as well. These muffins sound delicious. A cup of coffee with this and it’s perfect!

    • Yes! I absolutely love dark chocolate. I agree that it’s so good in baked goods. For me, because we’re very used to desserts that are lower in sugar, I find that dark chocolate helps to balance out the sweetness. Don’t think I’ll ever bake with any other type of chocolate. Though, don’t hold my words against me 😀

  2. Love chocolate chip muffins and the way you use the coconut with this 🙂

  3. A couple of those would go perfectly with my morning coffee. Coconut and chocolate is a wonderful flavor combo. My kids would gobble these up!

    • I’m having a mug of coffee as I’m typing this and I do wish I had a few of those muffins to accompany it. It’s one of my mom’s favourite flavour combos too. 🙂

  4. icakepops says:

    Coconut and chocolate chips in a muffin! Definite Yum!

    • Yum indeed! Thanks for dropping by. I visited your blog and am so so impressed. You’re the other Bakerella! Couldn’t find your name on there, even though I feel like we should know each other. Enjoy your cake pop adventures!

  5. Lovely chocolate muffins! They look really delicious! I like bring baked goods to my neighbors too. And I make my husband to take some to his co-workers. Haha… It is hard to eat them all by ourselves. I am not ready to gain 10 lbs over that. 🙂

    • haha… so true. I love the baking process but the eating… I prefer to leave that to others. Usually I’d have a nibble or two just to see if they are edible. Kinda like to see if they are poisonous. 😀

  6. I’m not a huge fan of frosting in general (it looks good but too sweet!), so I’d rather eat muffins. Coconut and chocolate… perfect combination!

    • Me too! Frostings make everything look prettier but if I’m going to scrape it off anyway, I’d rather not waste $ and time putting it on in the first place. Too much of a pragmatist. haha..

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