Coconut Muffins Recipe

Steph S. | ::steph chows:: Updated

This coconut muffins recipe is delicious on its own, but can also be combined with blueberries. It's healthy all around!

Blueberry Coconut Muffins Photo

So these started as blueberry coconut muffins. But someone forgot to add blueberries in before topping them off with a dollop of coconut and popping them into the oven.

It totally wasn't me, but that's okay: the mistake has left me with a new healthy muffin to enjoy!

Yes, it's true, they are healthy; whole grain, no added fat (well, except for the teaspoon in the topping), and low in sugar. They will taste horrible you say? You MUST have butter? Just give them a little try, won’t you? Humor me once? And then I promise you'll be coming back for more.

I guess I should have started with an introduction. My name is Steph, and I love to chow, but I also like to fight my genetic predisposition of being short and round, so I started the blog steph chows, which focuses on healthy eating that tastes good.

Sure, you'll also find some adorable wheaten terrier photos there, and random crochet and sewing projects, but I know you'll be coming back for the recipes. Because once you start eating healthy things that taste this good... you'll be back for seconds.

NOTE: You'll notice I use Splenda for some of my baked recipes. This comes from a habit of making diabetic friendly treats. I don't use it in all my stuff and I always have a white sugar substitution for those who don't like using it.

I think you'll really like these coconut muffins. You might not have thought of making coconut a muffin flavor all on its own, but I promise it's a good decision!

The berry yogurt adds just a touch of tang and fruitness. You can use plain or vanilla yogurt if you like, of course. One of the great things about muffins is making them all your own! Just don't hesitate to make these coconut muffins today!

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Coconut Muffins Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

Muffins:
  • 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • dash of Salt
  • 1/4 cup Splenda
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 6 ounces Fat Free Mixed Berry Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Topping:
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Canola Oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix together 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut and 1 teaspoon canola oil.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together flour through unsweetened coconut.
  4. In a large bowl beat together yogurt, applesauce, egg and vanilla. Add dry to wet and gently stir until just incorporated (don’t over mix)
  5. Scoop into greased muffin tins and divide the topping between the 6 muffins.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. With or without the blueberries these muffins are tender and delicious.

 

Notes

Add in a half cup of blueberries for extra sweetness!

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Author: Steph S.
Recipe Yields: 6 muffins
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 63
Calories 267

% Daily Value*
12%
Total Fat 8g
1%
  Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Sodium 13mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate 39g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 21g
18%
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Steph S.

About Steph

Stephanie loves to eat, and eat healthy. Both on Steph Chows and here, you'll find healthy recipes full of flavor and good-for-you goodies.