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Coconut Muffins Recipe

Coconut Muffins Recipe

In Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Sue Gronholz dresses up a muffin recipe with flaked coconut, coconut extract and a streusel topping to create these tender treats. "We like them so much, they're a regular at Saturday morning breakfast," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the milk, egg, oil and extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in coconut. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 8 muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 332 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 346 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Coconut Muffins

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"What a great recipe! Simple to make, with impressive results. I substituted coconut oil for the oil, coconut oil and salt for the butter, but otherwise followed the recipe. In my pans it made 11 muffins, all delicious."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"Very good! Dense muffins with a yummy crumbly topping."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This recipe is terrible. It taste like dough. I would not make this recipe again."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"This was a good sounding recipe, but there was ultimately no coconut flavor. Even when I added double coconut and extract. I love the idea, but I'll keep looking. Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"Wow! Super good and full of coconut flavor with the added bonus of streusel!"

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