Moist Coconut Muffins



Moist Coconut Muffins are a taste of the tropics in a delightful handheld package. These muffins are incredibly moist, thanks to the addition of butter and the natural sweetness of coconut. With a hint of vanilla and a touch of shredded coconut, they make for a perfect breakfast treat or a sweet snack to satisfy your cravings.


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened, as per your preference)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Additional shredded coconut for topping (optional)


Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease the cups.

Step 2: Cream the Butter and Sugar

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 3: Add the Eggs and Vanilla

  1. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 4: Combine Dry Ingredients

  1. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 5: Add Shredded Coconut

  1. Gently fold the shredded coconut into the dry ingredients.

Step 6: Alternate Wet and Dry Ingredients

  1. In the bowl with the creamed butter and sugar, add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and sour cream. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix until just combined; be careful not to overmix, as it can make the muffins dense.

Step 7: Fill Muffin Cups

  1. Divide the muffin batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.

Step 8: Optional Coconut Topping

  1. If desired, sprinkle additional shredded coconut on top of each muffin.

Step 9: Bake

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Step 10: Cool and Enjoy

  1. Allow the Moist Coconut Muffins to cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • You can use sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut, depending on your preference for sweetness. Sweetened coconut will make the muffins slightly sweeter.
  • Feel free to add a handful of chocolate chips or chopped nuts for extra texture and flavor.
  • These muffins can be stored in an airtight container for a few days, but they’re at their best when enjoyed fresh.

Moist Coconut Muffins are a taste of the tropics that can brighten up your breakfast or satisfy your sweet cravings. With their tender crumb and delightful coconut flavor, they make a wonderful addition to your baking repertoire. Enjoy these muffins with a cup of coffee or tea for a little taste of paradise.

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