“Triple Coconut” Muffins (Grain/Gluten-Free)
You know those recipe ideas that grab you and won’t let go? Well, if you’ve never dreamed up an original recipe for something you think would be delicious then maybe not… But anyway, the idea for these crossed my mind when I saw some Double Coconut Muffins on Smitten Kitchen, but why stop at just double coconut? Why not up the ante and make them triple coconut muffins?
I call these “triple” because they use coconut in three different forms: coconut flour, coconut oil and shredded coconut (if you love triple coconut, try quadruple coconut in my Only Coconut Cookies or you can experiment with adding coconut milk and make them quadruple coconut muffins)!
The original recipe has things that I omitted like all-purpose flour, sugar, and yogurt. Instead, I upped up the number of eggs and amount of vanilla to give these muffins height and flavor in a different way. These are dense, moist, sweet and fantastic with coffee.
The combination of nut flour with coconut flour makes for a better “crumb”, in my opinion, and the coconut flour helps to soak up the excess moisture that’s a result of using a liquid sweetener (honey) instead of a dry one like white sugar.
Grain-Free “Triple Coconut” Muffins
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Cook Time: 25 min
- Total Time: 35 min
- Yield: 9 servings 1x
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin tin or line with muffin cups.
- Combine almond flour, coconut flour, shredded coconut, salt, and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl.
- Mix the egg yolks, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a small mixing bowl. Add to the almond flour mixture and combine thoroughly.
- Using a hand mixer, whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
- Stir the egg whites into the rest of the ingredients, spoon the batter into the muffin tin.
- Bake for 25 minutes (or until the tops are nicely browned and a tester comes out clean.
Were did you get that nice plate? Those muffins sure look tasty. No wonder they were such a hit!
Fresh Planet FlavorBalios
That nice plate is the roommate’s. Hope to get rooster dinnerware of my own some day… all the cool kids have it! 😉
I made these today – They are ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS ! GREAT JOB :)) and thank you!
Fresh Planet FlavorErin K
Awesome! I love hearing that the results of my recipes turn out well for other folks, too.
Where does the coconut oil come in?
Hello! Do you think this recipe would still work if I used all coconut flour? Thanks!
Fresh Planet FlavorSophia
Unfortunately, no. Coconut works very differently than almond flour… a straight substitution would result in very dry muffins!
KathrynFresh Planet Flavor
These look absolutely incredible — I am a total coconut fiend! Unfortunately, though, I have an almond allergy. Are there other types of flour that are Paleo-compliant that I could use in place of the almond flour? I was hoping using all coconut flour was the answer, but I see that’s not an option. 🙁
I just made them and I replaced the almond flour with tiger nut flour, since I can’t find any other recipesuggestions for it, and they turn out great! I added a little water
Fresh Planet FlavorOana
Wow! So glad they worked out!
Thank you! I’d never even hear of tiger nut flour and am so happy to hear that’s an option (both for these and just in general since tree nut flours are so common for Paleo baked goods). I’m super excited to try these as soon as I finish my Whole30.
These look great! Maybe I am totally missing it but I don’t see where/when to add the coconut oil?
Thx so much!
Fresh Planet FlavorJudy Setting
Nope, you didn’t miss it… I forgot to add it! Corrected now.
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I have made these twice and they are awesome. I am just getting my paleo toes wet and this was a great start. Although I don’t believe everything the advocates preach, I do believe we need to eat clean. I have never used prepackaged products to any extent and one, not at all. Thanks!
Fresh Planet FlavorTerrie
That’s awesome. I agree that you don’t need to subscribe to any dietary dogma, just eat whole, nutritious foods!
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I never know what kind of muffin pan! The same as cupcakes? Or is it the kind where the slots are bigger and there’s only 6?
Fresh Planet FlavorAnnie
Just a regular muffin pan should do just fine, Annie!
AnnieFresh Planet Flavor
Just has 6, not 12 holes, right?
Fresh Planet FlavorAnnie
12 holes! Just a regular muffin tin.
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I was wondering if you had the nutritional information for these (ie. carb amount etc.)?
Fresh Planet FlavorDelores White
Hmmmm, I actually don’t count carbs.
Do you have any nutritional info for these? Thank you!
Fresh Planet FlavorJulie
No… You might be able to plug the recipe into a nutritional calculator online, however!
Any ideas what I could substitute the honey with? I’m supposed to be sugar free as well….
I absoltuley LOVE these muffins.
I have added frozen blueberries into them and they are delicious!
Fresh Planet FlavorJean
Wonderful, I really appreciate knowing people enjoy my recipes!
Looks amazing! I’m wondering if I you think I could sub the shredded coconut for shredded carrot?
Fresh Planet FlavorKelly
I think that would be tasty, yes!
Made these on Monday night and….yum!! I want to make them again and toast the coconut flakes first. Have you tried making anything with the batter pre-egg whites? It had a texture that seemed it *might* make a good cookie… 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
Fresh Planet FlavorSarah
No, haven’t tried anything else with the batter but that sounds like a great idea!
Is the coconut oil a solid 1/4 cup then melted or is the measure you give for liquid?
Fresh Planet FlavorLisa Brown
This is a measure for liquid coconut oil.
These are really great tasting coconut muffins! I’ve tried other recipes but none have matched this one!