I don’t want to be hyperbolic here, but this is the best muffin recipe on planet earth. I first ate this perfect morsel of coconut goodness at beautiful Montpelier Plantation and Beach on the Caribbean island of Nevis. I loved them so much that I begged my friends at Montpelier to give me the recipe, and here we are!
Plus there’s the added bonus of feeling like you’re on an island while eating them. You’ll go coco-nuts for this recipe. (My apologies. That was corny. But what can I say? I’m a corny person.) If you want a vacation in a breakfast muffin, make these perfect coconut muffins ASAP!
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup grated coconut
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup coconut milk
½ tsp almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin.
- Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
- Beat the eggs, then add the vegetable oil, coconut milk, and almond extract. Mix well.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg mixture and mix until just blended. Do not over mix.
- Bake at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes. Let cool for five minutes and remove from tin.
Watch me make it:
Interested in Montpelier Plantation and Beach? Read all about this Relais and Chateaux resort here and my trip to Nevis here.
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11 Comments Add yours
These look great! Have to sub out gluten-free flour but I’m going to make these. Is the grated coconut the sweetened or unsweetened kind?
Great question! I use unsweetened coconut. I always have some in my fridge! Let me know what you think of the recipe. 🙂
I made the muffins and they are scrumptious, This recipe is perfect. Thank you for sharing.
I’m so glad you loved it! Thank you for that feedback. 🙂
Tied for best muffins of my life (along w/ my Gran’s berry cream cheese ones). Holy smokes-good; thank you so much!!
I think I’m going to add cardamom next time. 🤤
I am honored to be tied with your Gran! ❤️ So glad you loved the recipe. 🥰
I made these and I’m so glad I did. The texture is light and wonderful. The taste is subtle and sublime. Run to your kitchen with this recipe and you’ll be glad you did!