Soft sumptuous Coconut Cheesecake Muffins with Macaroon Crust. Easy to make and easy to love!
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Speaking of surprising moments in life… (Nice transition, right?)
Last week I was craving some sort of coconut treat in the worst way. I had a bag of shredded coconut and started rummaging through the pantry and fridge to see what I might be able to pull together.
Cream cheese, eggs, sugar… I could make coconut cheesecake!
I decided to go with Coconut Cheesecake Muffins with Macaroon Crust, a quick hand-held dessert that I could enjoy right away, then freeze the rest for later.
My experimentation turned out so well, I thought I’d share the Coconut Cheesecake Muffins with Macaroon Crust today… just in case you were craving coconut too.
Guys, these are so easy to make.
Start by pressing a mixture of shredded coconut and egg white in the bottom of lined muffin pans. Bake the macaroon crust for ten minutes.
Then beat together cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and coconut extract. Pour the mixture in the liners and pop them back in the oven.
When the Coconut Cheesecake Muffins with Macaroon Crust come out of the oven, sprinkle the tops with toasted coconut.
Technically, you should wait for these little muffins to cool before serving, but I just dove right in. This is what heaven tastes like!
Coconut Cheesecake Muffins with Macaroon Crust
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place 14 paper liners in classic muffin pans.
- In a bowl, whisk 1 egg white until very frothy. Mix in 2 cups shredded coconut and a pinch of salt. Scoop the mixture evenly into the 14 paper liners, then use your fingers to press the coconut out flat. Bake the coconut crusts in the oven for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the cream cheese, sugar, 2 eggs, vanilla, and coconut extract in a stand mixer (or food processor.) Beat until smooth. Scrape the bowl and beat again.
- Evenly distribute the cheesecake filling into the muffin liners. Bake again for 15-20 minutes.
- While the cheesecakes are baking, place the remaining coconut in a small nonstick skillet. Place over medium heat and toast the coconut for 3-5 minutes, stirring regularly.
- Once the cheesecakes are out of the oven, sprinkle the tops with toasted coconut while they are still warm. Cool completely on the countertop before moving from the pans. Serve cold or at room temperature.
NOTE: Store these little muffins in the refrigerator until ready to serve.