Sunday, March 1, 2015

Crispy Coconut Orange Marmalade Muffins

I love oranges. And I ADORE coconut--especially toasted coconut. Add these two flavors to a baked good, and I'm pretty much a goner. I canned orange marmalade this winter, and we aren't using it up very quickly. So I decided to use it to flavor a new muffin recipe. 

My dad is visiting this week, so he got to taste some fresh from the oven. His description: "Legendary." Hopefully you'll agree!

Crispy Coconut Orange Marmalade Muffins
Makes 24 

Muffin Ingredients: 
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 small instant vanilla pudding mix, dry
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups flour (I used half whole-wheat on one batch and they turned out just as well!)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups orange marmalade

Topping Ingredients:
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare muffin pans with cooking spray or cupcake liners.
2. In a medium mixing bowl beat softened butter and granulated sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in pudding and milk until smooth.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir to combine well. Stir in orange marmalade until well combined. 
4. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. 
5. Prepare topping by stirring coconut, brown sugar, and flour together in a bowl. Pour melted butter on top of this, and stir until well combined. Sprinkle about 1 scant tablespoon on the top of each muffin before baking.
6. Bake muffins for 20 minutes. Remove promptly to cool. 

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  1. Such a unique recipe. I'm not certain I've ever had bread with coconut but I do happen to like coconut and orange so this sounds good to me!
    Thank you for sharing with us and our readers at Merry Monday! We hope to see you at the next party too!

  2. These look really good! I like that they have a crispy look to the edges. Yum. :)

  3. This combination reminds me of an orange macaroon! So delicious! It would be like eating a cookie for breakfast, which I am definitely all about!

  4. Wow this sound delicious. What a different and unique recipe and sounds like it filled with so much flavor. Visiting from Let Get Real Friday.

  5. oh my these sound so yummy perfect for brunch
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  6. These sound (and look) delicious! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

  7. Thees look amazing. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!