|Felt coconut found for sale here|
Soy milk = good (the unsweetened is best)
Almond milk = also good
Coconut milk = NOT GOOD IN COFFEE!!! It turns out that coconut (unsweetened drinking beverage style) is bizarrely thick and just doesn't taste good AT ALL in coffee. So, I find myself with a half gallon of coconut milk that I am definitely NOT going to drink. (Am I a little heavy on the CAPS? I worry sometimes that I tend to over-EMPHASIZE what I am trying to SAY!)
When I go searching for recipes that include coconut milk, the vast majority are curries. Not that I am against curry, I loooove curry, but it might be tough to sell the kiddos on a curry spree! So, I thought I'd try replacing milk in a couple of simple recipes to start:
Coconut Milk Pancakes
2 cups Bisquick
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
I should mention, I stink at flipping full size pancakes. Case in point:
Next recipe, for dinner this time:
Coconut Milk Cornbread Muffins (recipe from the Albers brand Yellow Corn Meal box...well, except for the coconut milk...and they called for white flour...you know me!)
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup yellow corn meal
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups coconut milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup canola oil (the recipe calls for vegetable oil, but I only buy canola! Google it, canola is sooo much better for you.)
3 Tbsp melted butter
|Oh, look, more coconut milk!|
Spray muffin cups with cooking spray.
Combine flour, sugar, corn meal, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
Combine eggs, coconut milk, oil, and butter in small bowl; mix well.
Add to flour mixture; stir just until blended.
Pour into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
(One more note, I made 12 full size muffins, plus a second pan of mini muffins. I saved the mini muffins for tomorrow's breakfast, like the pancakes, smaller = easier for itty bitty hands to hold!)
Bake (large muffins) for 18 to 10 minutes (little ones for 8-10 minutes)
Cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes, serve warm.
They turned out less yellow than your average cornbread, but SUPER TASTY!
Our thumb round-up for the day:
Pancakes AND Cornbread Muffins...