Carrot Coconut Muffins w/ Cream Cheese Icing
Remember my post about the greatest pancake mix? King Arthur’s pancake mix? Well my friends, let me introduce you to the most delicious muffin mix. King Arthur sent me a box of their gluten free muffin mix, quoted by my mother: “these are the most delicious muffins, I can’t believe these are gluten free…you would never know they were gluten free if you didn’t know!”. The muffins were light, fluffy, full of flavour and they actually rose, they weren’t dense little muffins (like gluten free muffins are usually like). My sister and I baked together, it was tons of fun. The mix calls for an optional 1.5 cups of add-ins, so we decided on shredded carrots and coconut. Good call on our part! To view the packaging and nutritional information, please click here!
The mix was easy to follow, all we had to do was beat in melted butter, eggs and milk. The mix made 12 muffins. Not only are they gluten free but also soy and nut free. I love the fact that this basic mix can allow you to create any muffin you want…I’m thinking blueberry, lemon cranberry, lemon poppyseed, cinnamon raisin, and chocolate chip banana…the ideas are endless.
What is a carrot muffin without a little bit of icing, eh? My sister and I were really feeling a bit of cream cheese icing. We decided to embark on a homemade icing, one that we had never attempted before. It was crazy easy and crazy delicious. We were dipping strawberries in it this afternoon, so evidently it can serve as a fruit dip too!
Cream cheese icing/fruit dip!
1/2 package of cream cheese
2 tbsp butter (soft)
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Blend cream cheese and butter until smooth, add in icing sugar and vanilla, beat until combined. Voila!
After the muffins cooled, we spread the icing on top and wow, was it ever amazing. I loved the sweet base of the muffin with the undertone of the coconut and the crunchy sweetness of the carrots. The cream cheese icing was the perfect combination of tangy and sweet, and it was the perfect topping for the fluffy muffins.
These will definitely be repeated. I can’t believe how good they were.
King Arthur’s can only be purchased in the USA but it can be shipped to Canada, yay! What kind of muffin would you make with this mix? I would love to hear!
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