Lemon Coconut Muffins
Serves: 6 Jumbo Muffins
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup good quality coconut oil
  • Zest of one large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon good quality lemon extract (see note)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, coconut oil and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the zest, extract, eggs, and buttermilk and beat just until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and beat just until combined, being careful not to over-beat. Some lumps of flour will remain, and that's okay.
  6. Scoop the batter into 6 greased jumbo muffin tins, filling them about ¾ full.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean but moist. Be careful not to over-bake or the muffins will be dry.
Low quality lemon extract smells strong out of the bottle, but when its baked it loses its flavor. Either use high quality lemon extract or double up on the low-grade stuff.

Optional: Combine some extract lemon zest with some sugar and sprinkle over the filled muffin tins before baking. You can also sprinkle with some flaked coconut.

Optional: I personally prefer the dominant flavor to be lemon, but if you really want even more coconut flavor, you can add a teaspoon of coconut extract as well.
Recipe by The Daring Gourmet at https://www.daringgourmet.com/lemon-coconut-muffins/