Put the Lime in the Coconut Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

These muffins are a blend of two recipes. They have a wonderful "Island" taste and combine my families love of Key Lime Juice and Coconut.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, oil and Key Lime Juice.
  3. Stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients just until all are moist, do not overmix.
  4. Spray Large muffin tins lightly with cooking oil.
  5. Layer batter and coconut by filling tins 1/2 full with batter, then 1 tablespoon of coconut, then fill to about 1/4 inch from top with batter and top with 1 tablespoon of coconut.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-28 minutes, until tops are brown and the coconut is toasty. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, run a knife around the muffins and place on serving dish or store in airtight container.
Most Helpful

I really liked these a lot. The flavors are interesting and refreshing without being overpowering. I made small muffins and got a perfect 18, baking them in my metal muffin tins and getting a clean toothpick and toasty coconut at 12-15 mins. My only complaint is that they are a bit dry but I suspect I may have over baked them a little. I'll definitely try them again in the future and play with the baking time a bit. Thanks for the keeper!

Annie H September 23, 2007

Aloha - these were quite tasty -- did read the reviews first, mixed the coconut into the dry flour mixture before adding the liquid ingredients, and just because it's a habit for me to add 1 teaspoon of vanilla to just about anything that is baked and doesn't include this ingredient, it when in too. The lime juice was some that had a great deal of pulp -- had juiced these last summer, gotten from local farmers' market, so most likely not key lime -- they had been frozen in an ice cube tray for later use and stored in zip-lock freezer bag. The recipe is a keeper -- think the addition of that little bit of vanilla complimented the lime/coconut flavor. To increase the coconut flavor next time, I might try using coconut milk in place of regular. Did find that the muffins did not rise well -- were a little dense -- so must have altered the recipe a little too much, as others noted the cake-like texture. Will make again -- know with some additional work on my part, this will become a 5+ star recipe, the flavor is excellent! One thing you know about cooks -- we all add our own twist! Thanks for posting.

Kauaian cook April 19, 2013

Very good. I used Real Lime powder since that's what I had in the house and they turned out wonderful! Everyone in the house loved them and I sent the recipe to a few friends.

unicornbeauty June 01, 2009