IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN by Laura Joffe Numeroff
I loved reading this book to my kids. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Stinky Cheese Man, any of the Olivia books, Shel Silverstein poems, and anything by Dr. Seuss. Sometimes, very rarely, there are things that I miss about my kids being little and reading to them is one of the things I miss. Dirty diapers and waking up at three in the morning... not so much.
Banana Coconut Muffins: (Gourmet Magazine May 2004)
Makes 1 Dozen
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 very ripe bananas, mashed (3/4 cup)
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin cups with liners.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together bananas, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and 1/2 cup coconut in a large bowl until combined well, then fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened.
Divide batter among lined muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut. Bake until muffins are puffed and golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer muffins to a rack and cool slightly.
These muffins were really moist and very flavorful. I couldn't taste a lot of coconut in it though. It was more like a hint of coconut. I'm sure you could add more or add some peanut butter. Oh yeah baby, peanut butter would be good. But then if I had a moose in my house... he would be hungry for more muffins because he's so big and then he'd want some jam, then....