Coconut Cranberry Muffins Recipe

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To me, a perfect day includes time in the kitchen baking a batch of goodies...and my husband would agree! I keep some of these muffins in the freezer for a fast anytime snack.—Janice Christofferson, Eagle River, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 212 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2/3 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and peel.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups half full; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Cranberry Muffins in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p40

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sracieflea User ID: 7635228 61987
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"These muffins were okay. A bit floury and a little dry, even without overstirring. I've made dozens of different recipes for muffins and this batter was very thick and not normal muffin consistency. The combination of cranberry and lemon is good, but overpowers the coconut. Might benefit from adding more liquid, cooking a bit longer on a lower temp and toasted coconut on top."

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