Gluten-Free Coconut Muffins

Gluten Free Coconut Muffins

This is your curl up with a blanket, cup of coffee and a book muffin.

Your pre or post workout muffin.

Your brunch with friends, make your co-workers love you muffin.

Your afternoon pick-me-up to tide you over to dinner.

The muffin to curl up with during late night Hulu or Netflix sessions.

Here’s your opportunity to use every single form of coconut in one muffin. I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Coconut Flour (naturally gluten-free), shredded coconut and coconut milk, plus coconut oil and coconut sugar.

Coconut is a fad right now for a good reason. It contains healthy fats, stimulates your metabolism, is a natural antibiotic and anti fungal and has even been said to fight candida.  Trading flour, sugar, oil and milk with coconut milk not only eliminates the health detriments but also adds nutrient density.

Next time I bake these, I’ll add blueberries or chopped strawberries. The muffins are great on their own but are also perfect for adding all sorts of fresh or dried fruit and nuts. Dark chocolate chips would be phenomenal too!

Gluten Free Coconut Muffins

Gluten Free Coconut Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Julia



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly oil a 12-muffin pan
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder and soda, coconut sugar, salt and one cup of the shredded coconut.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the flours and mix until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining half cup of shredded coconut over the batter and bake in the oven for 22 to 25 minutes until a toothpick tests clean.

Gluten Free Coconut Muffins

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    1. Julia Post author

      You got it, lady! I love coconut….from adding coconut milk to smoothies to making coconut flour pancakes, I feel like it’s such a versatile and healthful fruit! Have a great weekend!

  1. Kathryn

    These look amazing – love the slightly toasty coconut on top. I don’t usually add any other flour to my coconut muffins but I imagine they will be lighter that way. Can’t wait to try them.

  2. Gwen

    Have you had the gluten free coconut muffins from soup plantation/sweet tomatoes? If so, do these taste similar to it? Thanks!

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Gwen, I have not. But these muffins are pretty tasty! Let me know if you try them and if they compare to the ones you’ve had 🙂

  3. Amanda

    OH.MY.YUMMY.GOODNESS! I followed your recipe to a T and let me just say that I (and my family) have a new favorite! We’ve been searching high and low for the flavor of these muffins and your recipe truly delivered! I loved making them, loved reading your instructions, and loved eating them! Thank you so much from my family to yours!

    1. Julia Post author

      Amandaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I’m so happy you like the muffins!!! I just love how coconutty, creamy, and mild they taste! Coconut is definitely not a for everyone food, so I’m glad you and your family enjoy these muffins as much as I do! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Warm wishes! xo

      1. Tracy

        Love your website,I discovered it searching for a coconut muffin recipe. Yours looked the best and it was! I can’t believe how easy they were to make-I’m not much of a cook so it has to be easy for me. Entertaining read as well. about to try the blueberry chocolate muffins. ‘Tis the season.

        1. Julia Post author

          Tracy, I’m so happy you’re interested in the muffins! Let me know if you end up baking a batch! Just a heads up: be sure to follow the exact recipe using full-fat coconut milk – I’ve heard from folks who have tried using lite coconut milk that the recipe didn’t turn out. Welcome to my blog, my dear, and always feel free to reach out if you have any questions 😀

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  5. Marianna

    Hey! Gave these a try and am really happy with the results! Would you allow me to share this on my blog (giving you credit of course!). Thank you!

  6. Marianna

    Gave these a try and am really happy with the results! Would you allow me to share this on my blog (giving you credit of course!). Thank you!


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