Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Coconut Cupcakes... or Muffins

I am following a few vegan food blogs and in my reading one day I came across this Coconut Cupcake recipe, so I made it last night in preparation for Oasis tonight. In the end, I had one extra so I tried it and I would call it more a cross between a muffin and a cupcake. I liked it :)

I haven't iced them yet but I have added the icing recipe below as well. I will be icing tonight.



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened, reduced fat coconut flakes (dehydrated)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup lite coconut milk
2/3 cup raw sugar
5 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp coconut extract or vanilla

Directions:
Preheat 350F
1. Mix flour, flakes, soda and salt in a bowl
2. Combine coconut milk, sugar, applesauce and extract
3. Mix wet until dry, stirring as little as possible until just combined
4. Spoon into a greased muffin tin 3/4 full
5. Bake 15 minutes


Coconut Creme Frosting

Ingredients:
4-5 tbsp reduced fat coconut flakes
3 tbsp non-hydr. cream cheese
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp coconut extract or soy milk

Directions:
1. place 2 tbsp of coconut flakes on a cookie sheet
2. bake 5 minutes at 350F until light brown
3. mix another 2-3 tbsp flakes, cream cheese, sugar and extract or soy milk
4. whip using electric beaters until blended and creamy
5. add another 1/2 to 1 tsp extract or soy milk if its too thick
6. ice cupcakes and sprinkle with toasted coconut

1 comment:

Natalie said...

I like the idea of calling it a "muffin"...makes it sound healthier.