Being innovative in making your own food has been quite a trend during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can either be a trend or a total disaster. In this case, I created a fun recipe series all through out this challenging time. This time, I took two steps up by using odd baking ingredients commonly used for refreshments and cold desserts – nata de coco and kaong.
What exactly is kaong and nata de coco? Kaong (as we usually consume today) is the immature fruit of Arenga pinnata native to tropical Asia including the Philippines. It’s widely used in the famous halo-halo! Nata de coco or coconut gel is a jelly-like chewy translucent cubes used as candy or desserts. It’s also one of the main ingredients of halo-halo and commercial fruit cocktails. So why add it to my vanilla muffin? Well, It’s colorful and sweet. It adds a different chewy and gel like texture to my recipe. And besides, I really love them!
To start, we have to prepare our batter. The ingredients are as follows:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 cup CDO Kaong
1 cup CDO Nata De Coco
- Preheat oven to 190 C / 375 F.
- Mix all dry ingredients. Set aside.
- Mix all wet ingredients.
- Fold wet ingredients mixture to the dry ingredient mixture.
- Add CDO Sweet Preserves (CDO Kaong and CDO Nata de Coco).
- Fill the pan and bake for 15 minutes.
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34 thoughts on “CDO Kaong and Nata de Coco Vanilla Muffins”
wow, they look so yummy. Thanks for the recipe I gonna try this recipe.
This looks amasing and so exotic. Thank you for this recipe. My girls love it when we try out new things.
Omg these sound delicious! Great recipe 😍
Well that’s a good twist for a muffin and very innovative! looks fruitcake and seems YUM
Interesting didn’t think of this combination before. My wife recently made a drink using that Nata de coco too!
Those look so good! They’re like tiny little fruit cakes. I have to make these.
Wow…this recipe is so unique and looks so yummy. They look like little fruit cakes!
This recipe looks very easy to make. The fruit has to be a great added touch.
Before today, I had never heard of the immature fruit of Arenga pinnata. I found it quite interesting how you have incorporated these into your muffins. Would love to taste one of these one day when I visit the Philippines as that fruit is just not available here. It must taste similar to other fruit used in muffins and looks just as tasty.
I had never heard of these fruits before. I would like to give them a try. I love vanilla muffins so this could be even better.
Never imagined putting kaong and nata de coco in muffins! Not sure if I’m risky enough to give it a try — but maybe my sisters would try it out.
Oh wow. This is such a unique recipe. I haven’t had muffins with kaong and nata de coco before. This is a must try recipe. I am bookmarking this and adding it to our meal plan this week.
OMG! I love halo-halo and all the drinks with jelly. Now i need to try these muffins. Awesome share.
They do look so colorful and tasty. I am a big fan of a breakfast with something like this and a cup of tea.
oh my, these look good – I am going through a sweet stage in my life right now, wanting to eat only something that is sugary – which of course is not good, and I am not that out of control, lol – but I will give these a shot – blessings
Will try this recipe! But I’ll probably only use nata de coco since I dont like the taste of kaong. Hope it will still work.
OMG! you have such a great skill! these look amazing, thanks for the recipe; going to try it out over the weekend 🙂
These look absolutely Divine! I love the idea of vanilla with coacoa, yum yum! Amazing blog as always and the picture have made me super hungry!
Wow these are so delicious muffins I can’t wait to try this Nata de Coco Muffins I love it~
Wow….these are so pretty! Now, I need to find that virgin coconut oil as soon as possible!
So original by almost Sicilian sweets rather than muffins! Delicious recipe!
I’ve never heard of this, sounds interesting and delicious, thanks for sharing!
This sounds like a really great recipe to try out! Thank you so much for sharing it with us all.
Interesting idea, it’s got a Christmas vibe.
Wow, what a unique recipe. These muffins look so delicious. I am definitely going to give these a try. Thank you!
Wow! Looks delicious! I wish I can get hold of kaong and nata de coco so I can make these muffins!
I love muffins and this recipe looks different and unique. I would definitely love to try it out, but the product isn’t available here!
I didn’t think of putting kaong and nata de coco in muffins but those are looking quite delicious! Thanks for sharing this and would love to try this sometime.
Oh these sound so good! Love this recipe!
Very nice! It’s so colorful and looks very festive. Perfect especially during the Christmas season.
It’s yummy. I love nata de coco, I always using it for making juice. I never tried make muffin with this. I would love to try this.
These muffins sound delicious! I’ve been on such a muffin kick lately, I’ll have to try this one.
These muffins look delicious. We love nata de coco at home but we’ve never tried using it in baked pastries. We’ll have to try your recipe.
Oh wow! this is new! I love Nata and i think this is really good to try.
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