26/08/2014

Coconut Crumb Muffins

Moist yet Crumbly Muffins, packed with wholesome Coconut flavor. Perfect for breakfast and quick snack.

Easy Coconut Crumb Muffins with Coconut Crumbs on Top

Before I tell you more about these crumbly bombs, let me first tell you that I've got Liebster Award, not from one blogger but by two gorgeous ladies who blog about food and their musings behind it. Ayesha from Dairy of an Aspiring Foodie & Aiza from La-Tour-De-Force. (Thank you girls for adjudge my blog be deserving) And they threw 11, 11 questions to answer upon receiving this Award. You guess right, these are 22 answers I am going to write for them. Process on...

Interview with Aiza

What is your favorite book ever?
Peer-e-Kamil (S.A.W) the most versatile book I've ever read.

Have you ever wanted to give up blogging?
That's not a case I've faced. But I feel exhausted and low ever now and then, while crossing unproductive roads and not finding my way out of it. However, nothing remains forever.

Are you a social person?
Not at all. Pretty shy, feel uncomfortable and unsafe in crowd-y gathering unless some friends or cousins would be there.

Name one moment when you felt like the most successful person?
I'm waiting for this yet.

If you cook or bake, what has been your proudest creation in the kitchen so far?
Cupcakes and Brownies. These are what I have become Master in and do bake them occasionally.

Salt or Sugar?
Sugar, please.

How do you express yourself, through art, words..?
Always ART, as what I believe Baking, Cooking and Photography is art. I'm not a good person to express myself in words, when I don't even know what I am NOW.

How many blogs do you read?
Ten, almost.

What is the story behind the name of your blog?
It's quite simple yet meaningful, nothing complicated. Just an Amateur Home Chef who own more Frames (spectacles) than her baking utensils.

Who is the most important to you?
Family.

Share some advice you've learnt through your life.
Drown your Troubles in Tea. ;)

Interview with Ayesha

What's your favorite food?
FOOD is my favorite. :D

What's your favorite thing to cook/bake?
Cupcakes. Cute, sweet little creation, easy to bake, fun to decorate.. What's not to love?

What's your favorite book?
Peer-e-Kamil (S.A.W) again.

Pet peeve?
When someone hurt you for reason. Lie in front of you while you knowing the truth. Mean people.

Something that made you laugh:
Everything make me laugh. I'm not a serious person.

If you were on a deserted island what three things would you want with you?
Family. My Kitchen and Cellphone.

If you found yourself with a million dollars, how would you spend it?
Jeez. I would give it to charity.

What is the hardest part about blogging for you?
To be consistence.

Why did you start blogging?
To record and share my love for baking and cooking.

Do you like predictability or spontaneity?
Depends.

What would you tell your 18 year old self? 
To be yourself. Believe in what you are doing have a better future ahead.

Viola, now I'm going to nominate these further talented bloggers as per Award's rules. Congratulation:

Here are my 11 question for them:
1- Favorite Celebrity Chef?
2- Muffins or Cupcakes? why?
3- What does your family think about your blogging?
4- What have you learned from your blog?
5- Do you set goals? Your next big thing?
6- Whats your life's purpose according to you?
7- Do you believe in Dreams? Why?
8- Your favorite Disney Movie?
9- Your life is going to become a script for a movie. Who would you want to play you?
10- You can have a half-hour conversation with anyone no longer living. Who do you choose? Why?
11- Last.. Best thing about yourself.

Coconut Crumb Muffins with Coconut Crumbs on Top

These muffins have become my favorite snack to have with Tea, as I already have baked them three times while experimenting muffin moistness and Bamm! fallen in love. The utter flavor of coconut alone can't beat Banana Cupcakes or muffins. (hey, don't tell banana or his feeling may get hurt) The crumbs on the top is the king of all the moistness it got inside. I'm regretting for not sprinkling more over these goodies. But next time I'm planning to make a double crumb mixture than this as I love the intensity of desiccated coconut on the top or even in the batter. Coconut enthusiasts know everything is better with a bite of these kind of muffins.

Easy Coconut Crumb Muffins with Coconut Crumbs on Top

Ingredients:
make 10 muffins cup.

For muffins:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
for Crumbs:
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter (chilled)

Method:

First prepare crumb by mixing together all the ingredients using hands, until crumbly.
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 10 muffin cups with butter or line them with papers
  2. In a bowl, thoroughly mix together all the dry ingredients, flours, baking powder and desiccated coconut.
  3. In a separate bowl, Whisk well eggs, milk, sugar and oil in last.
  4. Stir into dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Pour batter in to prepared muffin tins, divisively. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tbsp of crumb mixture.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until done.
ENJOY!