Coconut Macadamia Muffins

We had alot of snow days this year. So many in fact, that to make up the days (and ensure that our kids weren’t in school until the 4th of July!), they’ve extended the school day by 45 minutes until the end of the year. They’re going in 15 minutes early, and getting out 30 minutes later. So, our morning routine has been squeezed a little tighter lately.

Enter a good, homemade muffin. I ended up with a half a can of coconut milk the other day, so I thought a coconut muffin would be a good use for it. I also added plenty of toasted shredded coconut, and some macadamia nuts for a little decadence and crunch. They turned out so wonderful, and we enjoyed them for breakfast all week long! The tropical flavors really taste like spring.

Speaking of spring, have you guys seen the new spring prints from Hen House Linens? They’re absolutely gorgeous. I can never say enough wonderful things about their linens, they wash and wear wonderfully. Β I use them everyday in my home, just not for the staged photos that I share here…but at my table – morning, noon, and night. The lovely ladies over in the hen house have graciously offered up a set of 4 dinner napkins for giveaway. To enter, just leave a comment telling us what is your favorite thing about spring! Contest will run today to April 9, at 11:59 PM. (Congrats to winning entry #22 – Lisa!)

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I hope that everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend, fun-filled with egg hunts and lots of chocolate. We’re looking forward to dying our eggs and having a small egg hunt in our new backyard for the first time, and of course attending the Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival here on the island. This is the weekend that everything really starts to open-up again here on our little island – spring is definitely in the air!

Source: adapted from A Taste of Thai

30 Comments

  1. Posted April 3, 2015 at 12:22 PM | Permalink

    My favorite thing about Spring is the sunshine, extended light, flowers, birds, and everything turning green again!

  2. Posted April 3, 2015 at 1:13 PM | Permalink

    Hmm, I’d say the best thing about spring is the weather. And the opportunity to make seasonal baked goods like this πŸ™‚

  3. Mary Ellen Doughty
    Posted April 3, 2015 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is opening the windows at home and letting the fresh air in. It makes the house smell better and just makes me in a better mood. I also love the return of asparagus. I have a new quiche recipe that I can’t wait to try.

  4. Posted April 3, 2015 at 2:39 PM | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is the woodpecker goin nuts in my backyard!

  5. Auntiepatch
    Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:37 PM | Permalink

    Flowers!

  6. annette
    Posted April 3, 2015 at 11:14 PM | Permalink

    These look yummy

  7. Cristin
    Posted April 4, 2015 at 11:48 AM | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is the flowers and the end of winter!

  8. Adrian
    Posted April 4, 2015 at 4:32 PM | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is being able to open up the french doors and entertain company outside instead of being stuck in the dining room.

  9. Posted April 6, 2015 at 6:50 PM | Permalink

    Your endorsements are working. I went over and checked out Henhouse linens. I am such a sucker for tableware of any kind: linens, china, glassware. I wish I had space for massive collections. Alas, apartment living…

    Love your muffins. One of my husband’s favorite desserts is a coconut and macadamia tart. He would go nuts (no pun intended) for these muffins. I wouldn’t blame him.

  10. rachel
    Posted April 8, 2015 at 12:30 PM | Permalink

    Those muffins look tasty! Favorite thing about spring: working in the garden!

  11. Vera K
    Posted April 8, 2015 at 4:07 PM | Permalink

    My favorite thing about Spring is the flowering bulbs!

  12. Morgan
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 8:57 PM | Permalink

    Tulips!

  13. Stephanie
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 9:03 PM | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is camping season starts. πŸ™‚

  14. Angie
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 9:03 PM | Permalink

    The warmer weather! I’m always done with snow and ice. I don’t even mind the rain, since it’s usually warmer.

  15. Tracy
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 9:11 PM | Permalink

    I love the warmer temperatures that come with the Spring weather!!! Goodbye snow!!!!!

  16. Sarah Schultz
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 9:13 PM | Permalink

    Warm weather, fresh air, flowers, playing outside with my boys!

  17. Brooke
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 9:30 PM | Permalink

    They look so yummy!

  18. Christina Tountas
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 9:44 PM | Permalink

    My favorite things about Spring are……. perfect temperatures, cherry blossom trees, and being outdoors with my family πŸ™‚

  19. cynthia pace
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 9:51 PM | Permalink

    First off – I had NO idea you had a blog about your love of cooking – we LOVE trying new recipes!!! Second – our favorite thing about spring…you no longer need a parka & ice scrapper to fire up the grill!!! Hooray spring!!

  20. Benjamin
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 10:06 PM | Permalink

    Gimme those God Damn linens!!

  21. Annette
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 10:44 PM | Permalink

    These muffins look so good! I love macadamia nuts, but never thought about using them for anything other than cookies.

    My favorite thing about spring is the tulips. I look forward to seeing them each year and one of the local businesses has always had a lovely tulip garden for as long as I can remember. I know it’s spring when I see them.

  22. Posted April 9, 2015 at 11:03 PM | Permalink

    My favorite thing about spring is watching the farm animals enjoy the sunshine. The chickens, horses and even the barn cats have been loving the warm rays and cool breezes.

  23. Posted April 9, 2015 at 11:44 PM | Permalink

    I love the new seasons for the change in vegetables!

  24. Colleen
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 11:48 PM | Permalink

    Daffodils and warmth πŸ™‚

  25. Toni
    Posted April 10, 2015 at 7:14 AM | Permalink

    Fav thing about spring is being able to take my little boy outside to play. To see the smile on his face just warms my heart just a little more. And he loves to pick flowers and bring them to me. He says here mommy this is for you. I love you, you’re my best friend. Lol.

  26. Valerie
    Posted April 10, 2015 at 8:58 AM | Permalink

    I love spring, being able to go for walks around the island with my family, play outside with my kids, and cookouts to enjoy dinning outside πŸ™‚

  27. sarah
    Posted April 10, 2015 at 9:27 AM | Permalink

    These muffins are a must try for this coconut lover! I love the fresh fruits and produce of spring and summer! (Can’t wait to try your strawberry lemonade cupcakes too!)

  28. Rachel
    Posted April 12, 2015 at 8:51 AM | Permalink

    I don’t see macadamia nuts in the recipe. Was that a mistake or is my new-mama brain just being crazy and missing it?

  29. Posted April 13, 2015 at 8:32 PM | Permalink

    Gad you poor kids. It was good the school came up with a plan B, but yuck.
    The little girl inside me is reacting here. The muffins look great by the way.
    I popped over to look at those linens. Yes ma’am I would love to win some of those. My favorite part of spring is the spectacular flowers. The Pacific NW is known for their spring gardens just like England. It is breath taking.

    I don’t normally talk about ME, but please take note of the slight name change from Wild Goose Tea. New web design too—and adding some new features along the way.

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