April 24, 2011

Hop Skippity Brunch


Happy Easter friends and foodies!  Sadly, there were no eggs dyed at our house this year.  I bought the kit but I think the kids forgot or they just aren't interested this year.  You see, they think they are too big for their britches.  I have a 12 year old boy going on 16 and a 10 year old girl going on 16.  Oh the joys of tweens!  If you're out there and you are able to read this post, please send help.....


On a whim, I decided I needed to make breakfast which always ends up being called brunch because I sleep in and don't have breakfast done until 10:30 or 11:00. The family doesn't seem to mind or they just love me so very much.


Mango Blueberry Muffins with Coconut Streusel
Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients for Coconut Struesel:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Ingredients for Muffins:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mango, peeled, seeded and diced
Instructions:
  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 16 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup flour, the cinnamon, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, the coconut, and 1 pinch of salt in a small bowl. Mix in 2 tablespoons of butter until completely incorporated into the flour; set aside.
  3. Beat the unsalted butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat the first egg into the butter until completely blended before adding the second; continue mixing until light and fluffy. Combine 1 3/4 cups of flour with the baking powder. Stir into the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Toss the blueberries with 1/4 cup of flour; stir into the batter along with the mango. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins; sprinkle with the coconut streusel.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 25 to 35 minutes.
Adapted from Allrecipes

Servings: 1 muffin
Calories:  210
Total Fat:  8.6 g
Cholesterol:  43.2 mg.
Sodium: 112 mg.
Protein:  3.1 g.


You have to make these muffins!  They are off the hook!
  
I linked these muffins on Sweet as Sugar Cookies for her Sweets for a Saturday #14








33 comments:

  1. Those muffins are pretty as a picture and I love your brunch casserole, getting creative with crescent roll dough! I bet those tweens scoffed the lot!

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  2. Lol! You bet they did! Thank you :)

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  3. Dee,
    Your muffins looks amazing!! If your tweens would prefer, I will GLADLY trade places with them! ;-)

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  4. Lol Sandie! Thank you :)

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  5. OMG! These muffins sound AMAZING! And the muffin liners are too cute! They look like little daffodils!

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  6. Oh my gosh, what a muffin! These sound sensational. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-14_22.html

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  7. WOW...love everything about those muffins! can I make them with frozen blueberries?

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  8. Hi Dee! Your muffins do look delicious! I love all the ingredients in the muffin too. I just put the recipe in my folder. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! And I'm not forgetting, your casserole with crescent dinner rolls is a genius idea!

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  9. @Fooddoctor - Yes, I don't see why you shouldn't be able to make them with frozen blueberries. Just be sure they are thawed and drained. I even thought about using frozen mango. Thank you :)

    Thanks, Tiffany, Lisa and Nami!

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  10. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up your muffins to Sweets for a Saturday. Feel free to join in again anytime.

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  11. Thanks Lisa! I will be sure to :)

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  12. Yummy and delicious looking muffins :) and casserole looks so good too! Congrats on the top 9 :)

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  13. Congrats on the food buzz top 9
    very well deserved :)

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  14. EVERY TIME I make breakfast it's brunch. Except fro yesterday. I think it was the first time ever since I've been working that I put a hot meal in front of my kids before they went to school. Perhaps the tide is turning.

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  15. Way to go Gwenevere! Hopefully your tide rolls in my way :)

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  16. Thank you Firefly and Fooddoctor!!

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  17. Wow...wow wow! Those just sound perfectly tropical for the upcoming warm weather:) Great job!

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  18. Great job Dee on your brunch yummies! I have a 4 year old that is acting like she's 14... I feel your pain. : )

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  19. COngrats on your top 9! These look de-lish.

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  20. Thank you Donna, Ramona and Alyce!

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  21. Mango, blueberry, and streusel? How could these not be good?

    Congrats on Top 9- you go girl!

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  22. I use crescent dough all the time, and usually NEVER for their intended use!

    Pillsbury FINALLY got smart and started making crescent roll SHEETS....you never have to mend the seams again! I love them....and your recipes!

    Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS on the Top 9!

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  23. @Culinarication, I know, right! Those flavors were out of this world! I am already being badgered by the hubby to make them again. I gave two of them to his parents and he was not happy! Thank you :)

    @Sylvia, I didn't even think of using the sheets! Dang, I will be getting that next time. Thank you :)

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  24. Oh my goodness!!! These muffins are right up my alley. Wonderful tropical flavors, and oh how I love streussel!!
    Congrats on the well deserved Top 9!

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  25. Your muffins look superb and those muffin cups are too cute!

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  26. Thanks Kim and Lisa!!

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  27. Mango, blueberry, and coconut streusel! These sound wonderful! I love your muffin liners too :)

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  28. Thank you Butrcreamblondi :)

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  29. Congrats on the Foodbuzz Today's Top 9 inclusion! Those muffins are gorgeous--I must make them soon! Your casserole sounds really good, too. :)

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  30. Excellent concept and effort here. I can see these flavors blending very nicely together. Nice photo as well. Congrats on your Top 9.

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  31. Mango and blueberries in one muffin?! Brilliant! Love the idea, thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  32. anything with a streusel is delicious. oh gosh, this looks so yummmy!!!

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