Thursday, August 16, 2012

Harpoon Hanna's Coconut Muffins

There's a restaurant that we like to frequent when we head to the beach called Harpoon Hanna's. It sits right on the bay between Ocean City, MD and Fenwick Island, DE. It's a big and lively restuarant with multiple levels, a sports bar, a tiki bar, outside decks and even dockside parking if you happen to arrive by boat. The food is delicious, but in my opinion, the very best part is waiting for your food to arrive. Servers walk around with big baskets overflowing with the most delicious coconut muffins, blueberry muffins and huge slices of iced raisen bread. They are all so delicious, you almost don't want the food to arrive! The coconut muffins are my personal favorite and I was thrilled when the Baltimore Sun published the recipe a few years ago - oh happy day! They are a favorite at my house. I make them frequently and always get requests for the recipe. I thought you might enjoy them too!


Harpoon Hanna's Coconut Muffins

1 scant cup sugar
4 Tbsp. margarine
2 large eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup coconut
1/4 tsp. coconut extract
1/2 cup milk

Cream sugar and margarine. Add the eggs one at a time, blending between each addition. Then add the remaining ingredients. Divide  evenly between twelve muffin cups. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. ... How easy is that!


*I use Baker's Angel Flake Sweetened Coconut. A I just made a batch the other day where I sprinkled the muffins with just a dusting of sugar before baking. It made them sparkle and added just a little bit of crunch to the top. I'm adding that notation to my recipe card!

Enjoy!

I'm linking to...


SixSistersStuff.com Funky Junk InteriorsTickled Pink at 504 Main

Country Momma Cooks

21 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They look amazing. I went to college with the owner's son...had I known about these muffins I would have requested them then. I love Harpoon Hanna's. :)

misty said...

YAY! I've been waiting for this recipe! I would like to try making them with coconut milk... hmmm, I'll let you know how that goes. :) Thank you for sharing.

Deborah Owen said...

Wow, these sound amazing. Know what I'm making this weekend.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Pinned this one! I love muffins.

daiseyjayne said...

I love anything with coconut, will be making these for sure, thank you!

Kara @ Petals to Picots said...

Mmmm ... looks delicious!

The Summer Porch said...

I'm always on the look out for muffin recipes.
I've never tried a coconut muffin before. They look heavenly!!!
Hugs Rosemary...

Hetty said...

Thank you for the recipe! I know what I will make for breakfast before my sons return to college this weekend.

Fay said...

I'll have to make these! My grandmother used to live in Fenwick. She's in Cape May now but I have great memories of taking the boat to Harpoon Hanna's for dinner! And Fisher's Popcorn, Thrasher's Fries, Dumser's, Dough Rollers...ah! The food at OC and Fenwick. I need to take my family there just to experience the food! ;)

Doreen said...

All I had to do was see the word 'coconut' below your thumbnail and I'm in (found you on Creative Bloggers). Thanks for sharing what will definitely become a fav of mine :).

househoneys.com

Nicole at Doodles & Stitches said...

These look so delicious! I'm going to pin this recipe! I'd love for you to link up at my party at... http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/08/fabulous-friday-link-party-14.html
Have a great week!

Hartwood Roses said...

You don't know this, but I am truly married to the Muffin Man. My husband bakes muffins for us almost every weekend, and he loves to experiment with different ones. You KNOW that I will be showing him this recipe!

Six Sisters said...

These muffins look so yummy! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We loved having you and hope you will come back soon! -The Sisters

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

These sound divine! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

These look SO good! Thank you for posting at Handyman, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

momphotographer said...

they look soooo good!

Melissa Lind said...

I am always on the hunt for delish coconut anything recipes! Yum! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try!

Have a fabulous and inspired day!

~I hope you can take a moment to pop over to www.mywatermelonmoon.com and checkout my (relatively new) blog! I a follower of yours and would love you to give some blog love as a follower of mine! :) Happy Crafting!

Nicole at Doodles and Stitches said...

I'm excited to try these. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches!

Jennifer said...

Thank goodness I have some coconut that needs to be used up! So yummy I pinned them! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share, featuring this in tomorrow's party!

Zephyr said...

Oh how I remember Harpoon Hanna's! Even 25 years later, the coconut muffins are the first things that come to mind!

Thanks for the recipe! I'm definitely going to have to try these at home, since I won't be going down to the beach anytime soon.

Holly said...

As I sit here in OCMD eating my coconut muffin from dinner at Hanna's last night, I am thrilled to find this recipe! Sorry to be leaving Ocean City in a couple days, but excited to go home and try this recipe! Thank you! Harpoon Hanna's Coconut Muffins really are the best muffins on the planet!