Coconut Streusel Muffins

 Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour                                        
  • 2 tsp baking powder                                       
  • 1/4 tsp salt                                                            
  • 3/4 cup butter, unsalted & softened               
  • 1 cup granulated sugar                                                                        
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract                                           
  • 1 tsp coconut extract                                        
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp milk, or whipping cream if you have it                                    
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, I used Source brand
  • 1/2 cup coconut, sweetened & desiccated

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup butter, diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Prepare your pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  4. Add the milk and the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one is added. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure it’s evenly incorporated.
  5. Alternately add the flour and yogurt to the batter, mixing well between each addition. Blend until smooth.
  6. Add the coconut and mix just until blended.
  7. Use an icecream scoop to fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
  8. In a small bowl, using a pastry cutter or a fork, combine the butter, brown sugar, flour and coconut together until crumbly.
  9. Sprinkle over the tops of the muffins.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. *Don’t overbake them or they will become dry.

Makes: approx 16 muffins

Enjoy!

Crystal

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