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Friday, November 16, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday for November 16
For today’s Favorite Ingredients Friday, I am sharing what my family thinks is a very special muffin recipe. Enjoy!
ALMOND JOY MUFFINS
2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup margarine, melted 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup sour cream OR plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract 1 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup chocolate chips Almonds (either chopped, sliced, or whole) and sugar for tops of muffins
Preheat oven to 375º. Grease 12 muffin cups. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, combine margarine, eggs, sour cream (OR yogurt), and extract. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients until just combined well. The batter will be lumpy. Stir in the coconut and chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the greased muffin cups. Top each with a sprinkle of chopped or sliced almonds (or 3 whole almonds) and a little sugar. Bake in preheated 375º oven for 18 minutes or until muffins test done. Makes 1 dozen muffins.
Almond Joy Muffins are a great favorite in our family. They make a wonderful addition to any special-occasion or holiday breakfast or brunch. I found the recipe in an old newspaper years ago and have tweaked it a bit to suit our tastes.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.