Coconut Mango Muffins

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs, lightly whisked

1/4 cup melted virgin coconut oil

3/4 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons fresh lime zest

1 cup finely chopped mango

3 tablespoons shredded coconut

3 tablespoons turbinado sugar (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and brown sugar and whisk to combine. Reserve.
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly whisk the egg, then whisk in the coconut oil, coconut milk, lime juice and zest. Stir the coconut milk mixture into the flour mixture, just until moistened, then stir in the mango.
  3. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, then sprinkle the tops with coconut and, if desired, turbinado sugar. Bake for 15–20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out with no wet batter clinging to it. Cool muffins in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before tapping the pan to remove them and letting them finish cooling on the rack.


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Yield: 12 servings