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Mango & Coconut Muffakes

“These gluten free Mango & Coconut Muffakes are super moist and totally decadent. Just try and eat only one – I dare you!”

 Mango Coconut Muffakes

I was going to call these mango and coconut “cuffins”…
But, “cuffins” are supposed to be a cross between a cookie and a muffin.
And, clearly, these are more of a cross between a muffin and a cupcake, than a cookie and a muffin.
So, I let my fingers wonder off to Google and they came back with “muffakes”!

A Gluten Free Mango Coconut Cupcakes @RunninSrilankan

The funny thing is, these didn’t start off as cuffins or muffakes or cupcakes or muffins!
These started off as Mango and Coconut Bites! I told myself, if they happened to taste truly decadent, I would call them Mango and Coconut Truffles.
I had it all planned out – but funny thing about plans, sometimes they just don’t pan out.
I started off with some extra sweet mangoes, which I turned into a luscious puree thanks to my blender.
I added melted white chocolate and coconut milk to the puree and let it all mingle on the stove top – then I placed this in the fridge and figured something magical was about to happen.
I checked on the mix after a couple of hours and it showed no signs of setting…so, I gave it another couple of hours, and then another…but like those “toning” sneakers which were popular in 2010, I didn’t get the results I desired.

A Gluten Free Coconut Mango White Chocolate Cupcakes @RunninSrilankan

When my daughter took a taste of the goopy mix, she said it tasted too good not to post. But, it looked downright sad to me.
I added in some protein powder and some ground up coconut flakes and gave the mix another couple of hours – and – guess what?
Nope – no change! Which was surprising to me as usually coconut manages to absorb a ton of moisture.
I was just getting ready to introduce the mix to my trashcan, when my daughter came in and grabbed the bowl from me. “Mom just bake it – you cannot go wrong baking it”!

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And so, I added and egg and some coconut oil and voila – these totally delectable Mango and Coconut Muffakes happened. I topped these muffakes with a Mango and Coconut Icing and had to fight my daughter from trying to eat them for breakfast!

 

This recipe first appeared on Food Fanatic • Please check out Food Fanatic for more inspiring seasonal and everyday recipes.

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Megan {Country Cleaver}

Sunday 4th of October 2015

Well this flavor combination is just too much for words!!

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

Thursday 24th of September 2015

Muffakes?!?! I can't believe that's a thing! Well, yours look delightful! I love how you made the icing with mango puree - that is so genius!

Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Hhaha, muffakes? Love it! This looks so good!

Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

OMG! Shashi these look incredibly delicious!!!

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Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Mmmm - I love a cake-y muffin! This is a delicious combination...my daughters would love as well!