Yesterday I told you I had an urge to bake but I was out of eggs. I ended up finding one lone egg in the back of the fridge, but the lovely katherinelynn_04 posted a link in the comments for some really interesting substitutions I am really tempted to try baking one of my regular recipes using a banana instead of eggs to see if there is a difference in taste or texture. Maybe that will be a future experiment.
While I was thinking about baking and going through my blog feed I came across the latest from Smitten Kitchen -- Coconut Bread. I usually have a stash of coconut in the cupboard for cookies or granola, so I decided to give it a go. But of course I only had one egg, so I had to cut the recipe in half. And then because I was halving the recipe I decided that baking it as bread was not the best plan and opted for muffins instead. I eliminated the butter but kept the full teaspoon of cinnamon since I was spreading the flavor across eight muffin cups.
These were delicious. My husband, who is not a coconut fan, ate two before leaving for work last night. I always know that something is a hit if he goes back for seconds. We are going to the beach with my family for Easter Sunday and I think these may have to be brought along as a breakfast treat. The texture is denser than my usual muffins, and because it is a bread recipe it is not as sweet. I'm thinking next time I'll sift a little bit of confectioner's sugar over the top -- just for presentation's sake.