Sunday, July 31, 2011
A Burst of Tropical Goodness for Breakfast!
Happy Summer Mornings to you! Summer is a great time to indulge in the treasure trove of fruity goodness that can be had from our gardens. This weekend I played around in my kitchen with some Mango that I had on hand. I whipped up a batch of wonderful Mango Coconut Muffins for a marvelously exotic and fun Breakfast treat . Don't want Mango? Toss in fresh Strawberries, or Blueberries, or dice up some fresh Peaches. Nevertheless, get that fresh fruity goodness going in the morning to keep you going all day, and all summer long......
1/3 cup of sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup 1% or low fat milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. coconut extract
Cream the above ingredients and then fold in
1 cup diced mango ( If you use canned or fozen, be certain to drain it. )
Spoon batter into a muffin pan as pictured. Sprinkle each muffin with Streusel topping-
I made a 'blonde' streusel topping with ( approximations) don't be afraid to play at it..
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tblsp. butter, softened
Your streusel should be nice and crumbly without being too moist.
Then for an added Coconutty punch... sprinkle each muffin with a bit of toasted coconut.
Make it a fun start to a fun day!!