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banana & toasted coconut muffins

April 7, 2014

If you’re searching for a fresh spin on banana bread, allow me to point you toward these lovely banana muffins. With just enough substance for a satisfying breakfast, these bake up light and fluffy, filled with flavor. Honey and a touch of toasted coconut add ...

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meyer lemon-coconut bars

April 3, 2014

I’m giving my favorite Meyer lemon bars a tropical twist today. While the bright and tangy filling remains untouched, I changed up the crust, subbing in coconut oil for butter and adding toasted coconut to carry on the theme. Even if your spring plans don’t ...

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cashew, coconut & cherry jam blondies

February 27, 2014

In my recent coconut oil cookie experiment, I inadvertently discovered the wonder of coconut oil mixed with brown sugar. I liked the pairing so much that I took my favorite blondie base and swapped the butter for coconut oil. The mixture of coconut oil, cashew ...

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toasted coconut, cherry, oatmeal & white chocolate cookies

February 18, 2014

If you are a chewy cookie lover like me, you will appreciate these cookies. Loaded with mix-ins (shredded coconut, dried cherries, rolled oats, white chocolate chips) and wonderfully soft, you won’t be able to get enough of the great texture or rich flavor. The dough ...

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mango loaf cake with lime glaze

September 2, 2013

On Sunday afternoon, I baked this mango loaf cake. The kitchen was completely silent and peaceful; it was baking therapy at its best. The only sounds to interrupt my musings were the food processor pulsing sugar with lime zest and toasted coconut, and the mixer ...

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mango & toasted coconut muffins

August 29, 2013

I’ve been on a mango and coconut kick lately: mango popsicles rimmed with toasted coconut led to macarons filled with mango buttercream. Baking with mango was a first for me, so I set my sights on a tropical-inspired muffin. Happily, the experiment turned out even ...

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mango & toasted coconut popsicles

July 25, 2013

Whenever I make popsicles, I feel a bit like a mixologist – there’s no baking science to worry about; instead I layer flavors and taste as I go (as you can imagine, the dishes pile up accordingly!). Flecked with lime zest and toasted coconut, these ...

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mango, cashew & toasted coconut macarons

July 15, 2013

If you haven’t jumped into macarons yet, I’ll forewarn you that it’s easy to become fixated on flavor combinations. For a tropical-inspired twist, mango with toasted coconut was a must. My experimentation began when I decided to swap the almond flour for cashew “meal.” I ...

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