Double or Triple Coconut Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love coconut and have been wanting to try this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. Coconut oil can be found at Trader Joe's, Costco, and most major grocery stores. I added the coconut flour to sub for the whole wheat pastry flour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F Either grease 10 muffin cups with butter or coconut oil, or line them with papers.
  2. In a small saucepan, warm your coconut oil just until it melts. Or use your microwave on defrost setting 10 seconds at a time. It should still be on the cool side. DON'T over heat . On a hot day mine will liquefy on its own.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together your flours, baking powder and salt. Stir 1/2 cup shredded coconut.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, coconut oil, yogurt and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups then sprinkle the top with remaining 1/4 cup coconut, about 1 to 2 teaspoons on each. Bake until a tester inserted into the center comes out batter-free, about 20 minutes. Transfer muffins to a rack and let cool.
  6. Note - If your yogurt and egg are not at room temperature, they will re-solidify the coconut oil, which is fine for baking but makes the batter quite thick and difficult to stir, like a cookie batter.


Most Helpful

These were awesome although I made a couple of changes. I used Crisco instead of coconut oil. I know Costco sells it but I didn't know what I would do with the rest of it. I used 0% Fage Greek yogurt instead of full fat. I also added 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips because I really wanted something chocolate. Tasted like a mounds bar. Made for ZWT9.

sheepdoc September 01, 2013

I added some chocolate chips, too. Did not have coconut flour or cake flour, so used a 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour with an added teaspoon of cornstarch. Also used fat free Greek yogurt. I expected the taste to be more coconutty, but despite that, these were very good. And I do LOVE coconut. A lot! made for Culinary Quest 2014

Linky August 28, 2014

Made these as posted but not with the coconut flour. I found the finished muffins to be a little bit on the oily side and they get very firm when chilled. The coconut flavor is wonderful and I enjoyed the little tang from the greek yogurt. Made for ZWT 9.

Chef Jean September 03, 2013

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