These muffins are not only fantastic, but they are very filling and you might find yourself eating two or maybe three, okay four.
This recipe came from a book called Just A Matter of Thyme, from the Among Friends restaurant in the Ozark Mountains. I went to college out there and picked up a few of their recipe books, and I'm glad I did. The recipes are fool-proof (just for me!) and everything I've tried always turns out wonderfully.
A secret to making sure you get the right amount of batter in your muffin pan is to use an icecream scoop. Mine has a little lever to it and works beautifully. This batter is very dense.
One thing that I do differently (from the recipe) is to put a "topping" mixture of sugar and coconut. When they're baking the coconut gets toasted and adds a nice taste and gives them that real-bakery-look.