CDO Kaong and Nata de Coco Vanilla Muffins

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.

How far can you go in innovating food items at your table?

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!

So pretty isn’t it?

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 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 cup CDO Kaong
1 cup CDO Nata De Coco

Simple Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / 375 F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Mix all wet ingredients.
  4. Fold wet ingredients mixture to the dry ingredient mixture.
  5. Add CDO Sweet Preserves (CDO Kaong and CDO Nata de Coco).
  6. Fill the pan and bake for 15 minutes.
The batter placed in the muffin pan.
Serving suggestion
I can’t wait to bite them all!

Here are some of The Tennis Foodieβ€˜s original recipes:

  1. Fusilli Pasta with Tomato and Cheddar Cheese Sauce using Quorn Meat-Free Grounds
  2. Cucumber Orange Cupcake by The Tennis Foodie
  3. Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
  4. Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
  5. Creamy Mackerel Pasta
  6. Chicken Vermont Curry 
  7. Vinamilk No Bake Lemon Cheesecake
  8. Dark Chocolate Muesli Brigadeiros
  9. Melon Macadamia Surprise
  10. Sarangani Bay Bangus Rolls
  11. Danes Cheese Bacon Rolls
  12. Bingo Double Choco Mug Cake
  13. CDO Candied and Cheesy Bacon
  14. Bingo Orange Milkshake
  15. Baked Cheesy Salmon
  16. CDO Funtastyk Tocino Pasta
  17. CDO Chicken Franks Croissant
  18. San Remo Keilbasa – Black Forest Ham Baked Macaroni
  19. Burnt Cheesecake
  20. Crispy & Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies
  21. Baked Salmon, Baked Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts
I’ll definitely make another batch!

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34 thoughts on “CDO Kaong and Nata de Coco Vanilla Muffins”

  1. Interesting didn’t think of this combination before. My wife recently made a drink using that Nata de coco too!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. They do look so colorful and tasty. I am a big fan of a breakfast with something like this and a cup of tea.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. OMG! you have such a great skill! these look amazing, thanks for the recipe; going to try it out over the weekend πŸ™‚

  9. 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!

  10. Wow! Looks delicious! I wish I can get hold of kaong and nata de coco so I can make these muffins!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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