Coconut Muffins

I got bit by a baking bug last weekend and decided to do something with the few ingredients I had lying around. I really wanted to use the coconut oil I got from Swanson Health Products a few months back, since it’s been sitting in my cupboard begging me to use it. 


Remember a hundred years ago when I was on a serious muffin kick, baking them at least once a week??? Yeah, I don’t really remember, either. But there’s archival evidence that says it’s so! See?

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins


Banana Coconut Breakfast Muffins

Strawberry Banana Flax Muffins

Strawberry Banana Flax Muffins 009

Fat Elvis Muffins

Blueberry Coconut Muffins


Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Anyway, I thought I’d give some muffins a shot once again, incorporating the coconutty goodness of the oil as well as a little coconut flour just for good measure. 

Never having baked with coconut oil before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but these were good. 

Cranberry Coconut Muffins

Makes 6

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. salt

1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 

1/2 T. flax mixed w/ 1.5 T. water, chilled (or one egg white)

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or whatever milk you like)

1/2 tsp. vanilla 

1/3 cup dried cranberries 

In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut oil, yogurt, sugar, milk, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Stir dry ingredients into wet and mix just until incorporated. Fold in cranberries. 

Use 1/4 cup measure to transfer batter into greased muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes, then cool completely. 

These aren’t the fluffiest muffins, but the subtle coconut flavor from the coconut oil makes them rich, so you don’t feel like you’re missing anything. 


That poor second muffin It looks like it’s from the Island of Misfit Toys.


These are strangely addictive, though.


So much so that I may or may not have put away the whole half dozen in a span of 24 hours.



You’ve been warned.

Have you ever baked with coconut oil before? I also made these. They should be called Crack Cookies. Swear to God.

14 thoughts on “Coconut Muffins

  1. Hey pretty lady! After a month of a blogging hiatus, I was catching up on my reading today. PERFECT DAY I see: I lurve me some coconut :-)

    Loved reading about how you are setting into D.C… are staying busy my friend! Can’t wait to read more….dating?! Running?! Job?! I want all the deets ;-)

    PS. Roo is getting so big! And as always, so cute!

    • Hi Brynn! Sorry, I don’t know of any GF options, but the PB coconut muffins above are GF! As for nutrition, the coconut oil has good fat and they clock in around 220 calories a piece.


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