Rhubarb Coconut Orange Muffins
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Recipe type: Dessert - Muffins
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 1¼ cup chopped rhubarb
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and coconut in a large bowl
  3. In a separate bowl beat the egg and add the oil, 2 tsp orange zest and orange juice
  4. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined (it will be lumpy)
  5. Fold in rhubarb gently until just combined
  6. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins so it's level with the rim of the tin.
  7. For streusel topping combine brown sugar and tbsp of orange zest - sprinkle this on top of the muffins half way through their baking time.
  8. Bake 25-30 minutes
Notes
I misread the recipe and only used ½ tsp of baking powder and they turned out fine. I think toasted coconut would work even better for this recipe. I also used fresh squeezed orange juice and I needed 3 oranges to yield ¾ cups.
Recipe by Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach at http://www.melissahartfiel.com/2011/05/23/rhubarb-coconut-orange-muffins/