Coconutty Raisin Banana Muffin

Coconutty Banana Muffin Recipe

Mimi’s Coconutty Raisin Banana Muffin Recipe

This wonderful recipe was given to us by Mimi Marchant. Mimi works at Osteria la Civetta. Osteria is one of our favorite eateries. Over the years that we have been in Falmouth we have become friends. Mimi is from an old Cape Cod family and she enjoys telling us about how, “Things came to be.”  She loves to cook but lives alone. As a result, she delights in sharing some of her favorite recipes with us because we have the Palmer House inn’s big beautiful kitchen and a house full of folks to enjoy our cooking.  I hope that you enjoy these tasty and healthy muffins as much as we do.

Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 small bananas (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tsp. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. salted butter (melted)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Coconutty Banana Muffin Recipe Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 Degrees

In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in 1/2 cup almonds, 1 cup coconut and the raisins. Mix in bananas and set aside.

In small bowl beat together egg, milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 3 tbsp. butter. Add to flour mixture: mix until moistened.

Spoon into 12 greased muffin pans.

Mix remaining coconut, 2 tbsp. almonds, 2 tbsp. butter, 2  and cinnamon tsp. brown sugar. Sprinkle over each muffin.

Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center, comes out clean.


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guestrooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day Cape Cod’s excellent cuisine, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Our Favorite Gingerbread Pancake Recipe

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe
Gingerbread pancakes with lemon sauce from the Palmer House Inn, located in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.

This Gingerbread pancake recipe is one of our favorites at the Inn. It easy to prepare and an excellent choice if you are serving a large group at home.

Serves 4 to 6.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 3 Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 Cups non-fat buttermilk
  • 8 Tbs (1 stick) melted butter

Directions

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, baking soda, baking powder and sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, molasses, buttermilk and butter. Pour into dry ingredients; stir until just combined. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter. Use 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.

Drop onto hot griddle until light brown on each side. Serve with lemon sauce (Lemon Sauce Recipe).

Gingerbread Pancake Recipe Notes:

Prepare the lemon sauce a day or two ahead of time to give yourself extra time in the morning. Keep the sauce refrigerated until you are ready to use it. Then warm the sauce in a pan and serve with the pancakes hot.

A Sumptuous Start to Your Day on Cape Cod

Enjoy the dining experience at this Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast.

At The Palmer House Inn our two to four course Cape Cod Gourmet breakfasts are always an event. Sit in the sun filled breakfast room, enjoy the aroma of fresh brewed coffee filling the room and have a delightful meal. We use the finest ingredients and local Cape Cod grown and produced foods. Meals frequently consist of a fruit starter, followed by a sweet or savory main dish.

The Inn’s organic herb garden, we affectionately refer to as The Humble Innkeeper’s Garden, is one of the secluded nooks where you can spend time relaxing. Many of the garnishes for the breakfasts are picked each day from this garden to ensure top quality ingredients are used.

 


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guest rooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day exploring the workshops of our Cape Cod craftsmen, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.

O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Pat O'Connell's Irish Oatmeal Cookies

Pat O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookies

Pat O'Connell's Irish Oatmeal Cookies
Pat O’Connell’s Irish Oatmeal Cookies

Because these cookies are in such high demand we serve them almost exclusively during the summer months. When we first took over the Palmer House Inn, many years ago, our goal was to please our guest’s every sense. Soft luxuriously scented sheets, elegant music, lovely furnishings, delicious breakfasts & afternoon refreshments. As a result of that goal at 2:30 pm I start to bake the oatmeal cookies, so that as the guests arrive from 3:00 to 6:00, the inn is filled with the aroma of freshly baked cookies. When I place them out on the snack table, I delight when I hear, “Oh they are still warm.”

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup shortening
  • 1/2 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 Cups sifted enriched flour
  • 1 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. of nutmeg
  • 3 Cups McCann’s quick-cooking rolled Irish oats
  • 1/2 Cup raisins

Directions:

Cream together, shortening, brown sugar, and eggs until fluffy. Stir in buttermilk. Sift together dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture. Stir in rolled oats and raisins. Drop from Tbs. 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly and remove from pan.

Notes:

I sometimes like to add 1/2 Cup of dried cranberries to give the cookies a touch of Cape Cod flavor.


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guest rooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day exploring the workshops of our Cape Cod craftsmen, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.