Coconut Jam Muffins

May 28, 2012 by

Recently, I’ve developed this fascination with coconut products that are out there. There are a lot of course, jumping on the coconut health food band-wagon. The use of coconut and its by-products has been well established in the Caribbean. I have only been using Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk for the past few months due to my growing interest in all things “natural” and healthy. Recently, I attended the Good Food Festival in Toronto and found the best thing I’ve ever tasted!! Okay, perhaps I’m going a tad bit over board. But I can honestly say I love what I found. I had no idea that it existed.

Have you ever heard of Coconut Jam? If you are familiar – kudos to you. If you are like me, and this is a new phenomenon to you… welcome! From the moment I tasted the samples at the booth, I knew I found something really cool. It comes in a few flavours – plain, vanilla and mango. The difference was really subtle between them, but I  went with the mango. I’ve had it on toast and english muffins, but I wanted to do something extra special so I adapted a basic muffin recipe and created my very own Coconut Jam Muffin. I should actually call it Triple Coconut – Jam Muffins because I used some Coconut Flour. And some Coconut Milk too. This is my first time cooking with coconut flour as well as the coconut jam. It came out very well. Certified AWESOME. I need to contact the company and secure some more of this good stuff. I’m hooked!

 

Coconut Jam Muffins

 

Coconut Jam Muffins
Recipe Type: Muffin
Author: Lyn of The Lovely Pantry
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
A coconut infused muffin with coconut jam in the centre
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour, Unbleached
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Superfine Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Light Coconut Milk
  • 6 Tbsp Melted, cooled unsalted butter
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Jam
  • 2 Tbsp Turbinado Sugar (Raw Sugar)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F
  2. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper liners
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl
  4. Stir in the coconut flour and superfine sugar
  5. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Beat in the coconut milk, butter and vanilla extract
  6. In the bowl with the flours, make a well and pour in the liquid ingredients. Stir gently to combine and take care not to over mix
  7. In either the muffin liners, or greased muffin cup, fill each cup half way. Add about a teaspoon of jam into the centre of the batter of each cup.
  8. Fill each cup with the remaining batter to cover the jam.
  9. Sprinkle the batter with some Turbinado sugar
  10. Bake for about 20 minutes until muffins are golden brown and firm to the touch
Notes

Adapted from the book “100 Muffins from 1 Easy Recipe”

 

I need to contact these people. We need to be friends. VERY good friends.

 

Coconut Jam with Mango

 

I used some teaspoons to drop a small amount into the batter. I like that a little goes a long way. This jam smells so good. The kids loved it too – on toast, on crackers, in a sandwich and in muffins!

 

Teaspoon of Coconut Jam

 

I placed a dab of jam in the centre of the batter… just like this…

 

Coconut Jam in half a muffin cup of Coconut Muffin Batter

 

Then I covered it with more batter, then sprinkled it with my topping of preference if I am not using a streusel ~ Raw Sugar! I love that little crunch!

 

Batter and Turbinado Sugar

 

This one is mine!!!

 

Coconut Jam oozing out of the muffin

 

Allow muffins to cool for a few minutes because the jam will be hot. Don’t ask me how I know this.

 

Coconut Jam Muffins - ready

 

 

Aside from the amazing aroma these muffins gave my home, I really love a few things about these muffins. Just looking at them, they look like ordinary muffins. Nothing special, at a glance. A few crunchy bits on the top, and a tender but firm exterior. But then there’s that one muffin where the jam started to ooze out. That is what drew me to that muffin, that slight difference. A slight imperfection, perhaps? Many times, there is goodness in the ordinary. We just have to take a chance and dig deep. See beyond what is right before us. Only then, will we see and experience that beautiful sweetness and goodness that a muffin can offer.

 

Coconut Jam in the middle

 

Biting into that jam was the business! LOL! Happy Monday everyone!

 

~Lyn

 

 

 

 

 

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24 Comments

  1. I love coconut! I will have to find this coconut jam and try the muffins. Yummy!

  2. Ooh! I’ve never tried coconut jam! It sounds insanely delicious, Lyn! Lovely clicks :)

  3. Love all of the coconut components! I have never used coconut jam, but I definitely want to try some!

    • I was worried that I didn’t go overboard with the coconut but thankfully, it turned out just right. Yay! Thanks for your comment Jessica!

  4. i’ve never heard of coconut jam before…but these look so good i’d love to track some down!

  5. Juli

    Omg lyn! These sound great! Send me some please! Love u!

  6. Ok, first things first. WE all know how you knew the jam in the middle would be hot and should be cooled before biting!! LOL! 2nd of all, Coconut is my favourite flavour/scent. I love almost everything coconut so I will definitely be trying this one after my next trip to the supermarket. The ingredients have been added to my shopping list. 3rd, Coconut Flour ..Wow! 4th, I’m making a formal request for a bottle on your next trip home! 5th, Love you :) :)

  7. This looks good. I love coconut too. Have you ever made coconut ice cream? It’s really good with pineapple upside-down cake.

    • I haven’t made any ice cream! But I bet I WILL soon!!! I guess I’ll have to make pineapple upside-down cake too! Thanks for visiting!!!

  8. I have never seen coconut jam but it sounds awesome! These muffins look amazing.

  9. Liz

    I have not heard of coconut jam before, but I know I’d become an instant fan. Your muffins look amazing, Lyn!

  10. I’m so happy that you shared the existence of this special “coconut jam”! Really? I did not know about this delicious thing. I love to have one in my kitchen! Your muffins look so delicious… I can probably eat extra just because it’s coconut jam filling! ;-)

    • Nami, I’m just as surprised and intrigued by its existence. I’m trying to get my hands on some more! And yes, I had my fare share – every day- but now its finished :-( So glad to see you, Nami!!!

  11. Coconut jam–now that is interesting! I’m really curious, I’ve never heard of it before. I bet it’s amazing! (These muffins certainly look delish)

  12. Your muffins look amazing. I have never heard of coconut jam before, sounds yummy.

  13. Coconut Jam??? I never knew that is on the market…thank you for letting us know! Love your muffins, and your photos are really tempting! I want few right this moment! Got to search for that jam :)))
    Have a great weekend sweetie!

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