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
  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


  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!

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

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

  4. Lol Sandie! Thank you :)

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

  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

  7. Anonymous25.4.11

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

  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!

  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!

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

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

  12. Anonymous26.4.11

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

  13. Anonymous26.4.11

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

  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.

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

  16. Thank you Firefly and Fooddoctor!!

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

  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. : )

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

  20. Thank you Donna, Ramona and Alyce!

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

    Congrats on Top 9- you go girl!

  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!

  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 :)

  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!

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

  26. Thanks Kim and Lisa!!

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

  28. Thank you Butrcreamblondi :)

  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. :)

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

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

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


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