Coconut Muffins

6:00 AM

Here in AZ it's already hitting the upper 80s. Last month we even hit 90, though it's gone done and up again since then. When it's so hot, I don't necessarily feel like baking. I feel more like having fruit and, well, ice cream.

But Michael loves to cook, and he misses it. Juicing and making smoothies doesn't always cut it, and the other day he specifically asked for muffins. I've had this big bag of coconut flakes for a while because I only needed a little bit for a previous recipe and haven't needed it since. Then I thought, what would be better than coconut muffins?

These are super easy to make, and even easier to alter to make them vegan! I was worried Michael wouldn't like them if he saw the coconut sprinkled on top, but I went for it anyway. And wouldn't you know it, he ate two of them (over the course of a day, any way).


- 1/4 C coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 C milk
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 C unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 C whole wheat flour
- 1 C sweetened coconut, plus extra for sprinkling

Vegan option:

- Use 1/2 C of Coconut Milk
- Nix the egg and add an extra 1/4 C of coconut oil.


- Preheat your oven to 350 and prepare your muffin tin with liners/cooking spray.
- Whisk together your coconut oil, egg, vanilla, and milk in a large bowl.
- Add your sugar, salt, baking powder, and flour to your wet mix. Stir until well combined.
- Fold in your coconut. If you want to, you can also add chocolate/ white chocolate chips!
- Scoop your mix into your muffin tin, filling each hole about 2/3rds full. If desired, sprinkle extra coconut on top of your muffins.
- Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, depending on your oven.
- Remove to cooling rack and let sit for a few minutes before enjoying. These are so easy and wonderful to make when you have company or just want a treat!

My favorite things about these muffins is the flavor was just perfect, and they're so moist! My oven has the tendency to overcook things, and even though a couple of them got a little browner than I'd like on the outside, it didn't keep them from being perfect in the middle.

Recipe adapted from Easy Indian Recipes.

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