Pack in these muffins when you want something sweet to go with your coffee or tea.
The kids will also love the fruity flavours.
Baking time: 20-25 minutes, Preparation time: 15 minutes| MAKES 12 muffins
۴۰۰ ml cake flour
۱۰ ml (2 t) baking powder
۱۰۰ ml sugar
۳ ml (generous ½ t) ground cinnamon
۱۰۰ ml desiccated coconut, toasted
۵۰ ml melted butter
۲ eggs, whisked
۲ bananas, finely chopped
۲۰۰ g pineapple, finely chopped
۵۰ g walnuts, finely chopped
۱۲۰ g butter
juice and finely grated zest of 4 lemons
۲۵۰ ml (1 c) sugar
Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Line 12 muffin tin hollows with paper cases.
۱ Muffins Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.
۲ Spoon the batter into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes or until done. Allow to cool and ice, if desired.
۳ Icing (if using) Heat the butter, lemon juice, zest and sugar in a saucepan over low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat.
۴ Whisk the eggs and add a little of the warm lemon mixture. Beat well and pour into the lemon mixture in the saucepan. Return to the stove and bring to the boil over low heat, stirring continuously.
۵ Allow to simmer, stirring, until thickened and cooked.
۶ Leave to cool then spread over the cooled muffins.