Monday, August 5, 2013

Tropical Sunrise Muffins

I gave these muffins the name Tropical Sunrise because that's what they remind me of - not that I have that much experience with tropical sunrises, mind you. These healthy muffins are bursting with banana, mango and coconut - there's the tropical for you - and are the perfect breakfast or mid morning coffee break snack. (Not exactly sunrise, but hey.) They freeze well, too, so you can have them whenever you need a little tropical sunrise in your life.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, white whole wheat flour, sugar, brown sugar,

salt and baking powder. In a measuring cup, combine the milk, egg and yogurt.

Whisk until smooth, then add to the flour mixture.

Stir just until moistened. Add the banana and mango to a food processor

and pulse until mostly pureed but a few chunks remain. Add the fruit to the batter

then stir in the coconut.

Divide the muffin batter among 12 muffin cups that are either lined with paper or sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. For the streusel, combine the flour, sugar and coconut. Cut the butter into cubes and add it to the topping,

cutting in until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Generously sprinkle the streusel over the muffin batter.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the muffins are golden and a toothpick tester comes out clean.

Let the muffins cool in the pan for a couple minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

One year ago: Strawberry Ice Cream
Two years ago: Raspberry Almond Bars
Three years ago: Fruit Crisp

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Tropical Sunrise Muffins

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup vanilla or plain yogurt
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 large banana
1 cup chopped mango (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. shredded coconut
3 Tbsp. cold butter

Combine flours, sugars, salt and baking powder. Add in milk, yogurt and egg and stir until just moistened. In a food processor, pulse the banana and mango together until pureed with a few chunks remaining. Fold the fruit into the batter, then stir in the coconut. Divide batter between 12 muffin cups (either greased or lined with papers).

For the streusel, stir together the brown sugar, coconut and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Divide crumble evenly on top of the muffins.

Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  1. I love finding new muffin recipes - my kiddos just love them! I've pinned these to try :) I'd like to invite you to link up to my All My Bloggy Friends party - it starts on Tuesday mornings at 7 am Eastern time and goes until Saturday night! Feel free to share this post and/or any others you would like to share! :) I hope to see you there!

  2. These sound great Sara! We live on muffins during the school year and this is perfect :)
    Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  3. These sounds absolutely delightful! Love the tropical ingredients! Thank you so much for linking up! Have a great week!

  4. These look SO good! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" My daughter selected these to be featured this week! :-) Congratulations! :-) :-) Be sure to stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button from my sidebar for your blog. The post should go live around 11pm Eastern on Monday. I look forward to seeing what you'll share this week! :-)


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