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Jamaican Coconut Muffins

Jamaican Coconut Muffins

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If you're looking for a fun baking recipe with a tropical flavor, this muffin recipe is sure to fit the bill! Try adding a cup of chocolate chips to the batter for an extra decadent treat.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Jamaican
Dish Type Muffin
Cooking Style Baking
Ingredient coconut
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 12 muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes divided


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, butter and salt.
  • In another bowl, combine coconut milk, eggs, oil and extracts.
  • Stir wet ingredients into flour mixture just until combined.
  • Fold in coconut.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Serve warm.


For an added aphrodisiac element, try adding 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter. The effect is like an Almond Joy candy bar.