Coconut muffins


I haven’t enjoyed and got worked up equally for any of my 179 posts as much as I did for this one… If you are following me on Facebook then you know why?! Yes! 75% of this recipe was done my 5 year old. We had a wonderful time together, actually most of the time when I am in the kitchen especially when baking a cake or any of Saana’s favorite, she sticks around watching me cook and sometimes helping me too. I should say she is my perfect help. Though at time I do hit the roof and chase her off the kitchen but I guess it’s all part of the mom-daughter affair. The little one has come up with a new request that she would like to start her own blog. What’s more she has also chosen a name and its “Saana’s Foodolicious pictured “.

As always, the Mom came up with this new idea of getting the little one to narrate on how she did the muffins.. Unsure on how this was going to turn out and was just a try but I should tell you it was such fun. She had already forgotten some off the ingredients/steps and needed a little reminders on n off but otherwise it was pure joy.. I was not just recording her words but creating some wonderful memories for us.


Here’s how my little princess made the muffins(in her words) –

“In the white bowl put the.. (“I don’t remember what did I put? Can you help me! “. And I did..) ok flour, sugar, cated coconut (read as desiccated coconut), butter, eggs, milk and vanilla.. But Gugu (that’s what she calls me) Vanilla is for ice-creams. Why are you using it in the muffin?” .

Me – “that’s to give a nice flavor to the muffins..” and we had a little long conversation as the inquisitive child is never convinced with a one liner! 🙂 

Back to the recipe, “well you take a egg beater and mix.. mix… mix…( She really wanted to stress on the mixing she did as her little hand started to ache and I had to take over). Take a spoon and put little muffin mix into the blue paper cups. Gugu put the muffins into the oven for some time and the muffins are ready”

And here’s how she signed off – “This is Saana from Saana’s Foodolicious pictured”

Well hope you enjoyed and below is the recipe on a serious note. Smile 

You need –

  • All purpose flour – 175 grams
  • Caster sugar – 140 grams
  • Desiccated coconut – 40 grams
  • Unsalted butter – 140 grams, softened
  • Eggs – 2 large
  • Milk – 4 tablespoons
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon

How to –

Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.

In mixing bowl, mix in all the ingredients and beat well till combined, light and fluffy.
Fill the paper cases equally with the mixture and bake for 25-30 minutes till golden on top or when a skewer is inserted come out clean.

Turn into a wire rack to cool.


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30 thoughts on “Coconut muffins

  1. Congratulations to Sanna ……she is a wonderful daughter of yours….and i must say its so amazing to read the mom-daugther conversation. Anyways the muffin recipe is wonderful and i think i must try it sometime .

  2. Very pretty daughter.. Even my little one used to help me when I bake cakes and cookies.. Most beautiful moments.. They help us with their little hands and ask lot of questions..

  3. Wow.. That's such a cute lil mother-daughter pair.. Loved Sanaa's narration.. I wud be an ardent follower of Sanaa's Foodolicious Pictured !! And beautiful lil fluffy muffins on cute lil paper cups.. Lovely pics as always dear !!

  4. Rekha, she is gorgeous. What a little helper she is, love how cute she looks in her chef's hat. I have a serious sweet tooth, and I am inspired to make this especially after your little one has shown so sweetyly.

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