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Cocoa Macaroon Muffins Recipe

Cocoa Macaroon Muffins Recipe

This recipe is an old-time favorite that I've modified over the years depending on whether I served them for breakfast, a snack or as dessert. I love chocolate in any form, and these muffins pair it with coconut for a yummy result. -Carol Wilson, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Combine the milk, egg and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 2. Spoon 2 tablespoonfuls into 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Combine 1 cup coconut, condensed milk and extract; place 2 teaspoonfuls in the center of each cup (do not spread). Top with remaining batter; sprinkle with remaining coconut.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 253 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268517
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2017

"I liked the flavorful center of these muffins. These also work for a dessert. I use dutch process cocoa here!!"

dmaves User ID: 1988244 81824
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"there has to be something missing from this recipe. needs more sugar or something the muffin is terrible."

SunnyNani User ID: 3071020 36346
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"The picture looks wonderful and I followed the recipe exactly as written but the outcome was disappointing: bland, dry, almost flavorless - even with the pocket of coconut. So sorry, but I would not make this one again."

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