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Chocolate Chip Coconut Muffins

Try these chocolate chip coconut muffins and they will definitely become your all-time favorite dessert! Moist, sweet and nutty-flavored, these coconut muffins are really easy to make! 

In the endlessly varied world of pastry, there are some flavor combinations that just seem to be made for each other. One of these divine combinations is that of the smooth sweetness of coconut and the decadent richness of chocolate. This Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe is a perfect marriage of these two ingredients, resulting in a dessert that not only delights the taste buds, but also brings a smile of contentment to the lips of any foodie.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Imagine a soft and fluffy muffin with its light and airy texture that simply melts in your mouth. Each bite is an explosion of flavors and textures, with crunchy chocolate pieces and subtle hints of coconut enriching each bite. Whether you’re making them for a special breakfast, a sweet afternoon snack or as dessert at a dinner party with friends, these coconut chocolate chip muffins are the perfect choice to bring a touch of joy and sophistication to any meal.

Tips for baking the perfect muffins every time

Here are some essential bakingtips to get muffins with the perfect texture and delicious aroma, every time:

  • Ingredients’ temperature: Make sure all your ingredients, such as eggs and milk, are at room temperature before you begin. This helps with better incorporation and gives the muffin a more even texture.
  • Mixing dry and wet ingredients: When combining dry and wet ingredients, do it carefully. Add the wet ingredients over the dry and mix just until incorporated. Avoid overmixing, as this can result in hard or gummy muffins.
  • Quality ingredients: Uses quality ingredients. For example, a good quality cocoa or top quality chocolate will make a big difference in the final taste of the muffin.
Chocolate Chip Coconut Muffins
  • Correct measurement: Make sure you measure the ingredients accurately. Using a kitchen scale for dry ingredients can help achieve a consistent consistency and taste.
  • Oven temperature: Preheat the oven to the temperature indicated in the recipe. A correct oven temperature is crucial to obtain or uniform growth of the muffin.
  • Positioning the muffin tin in the oven: Place the muffin tin in the center of the oven to ensure even baking. Avoid opening the oven door frequently, as this can lower the temperature and affect baking.
Chocolate Chip Coconut Muffins recipe
  • Toothpick Test: To check if the muffins are ready, stick a toothpick in the center of one. If it comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached, the muffins are ready. If the toothpick is wet, leave it for a few more minutes.
  • Cooling the muffins: Once the muffins are ready, take them out of the oven and let them cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack. This prevents continuous “cooking” and helps maintain the fluffy texture.
  • Flavoring: Do not hesitate to experiment with different flavors, such as natural essences, grated citrus peel or spices, to add extra taste to your muffins.
  • Storage: If you do not serve them immediately, store the muffins in an airtight container to preserve moisture and freshness.
Chocolate Chip Coconut Muffins dessert
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Chocolate Chip Coconut Muffins
Try these chocolate chip coconut muffins and they will definitely become your all-time favorite dessert! Moist, sweet and nutty-flavored, these coconut muffins are really easy to make!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 321 kcal


  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup coconut milk canned
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour you can also replace with a gluten-free flour mix like Schar Mix C
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • cups coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes


  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Prepare your muffin tin by lining with paper cases and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, and vanilla extract.
  • In another large bowl whisk together the flours, coconut flakes, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. With a rubber spatula fold the wet ingredients, along with the melted oil, into the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are combined. Do not over mix the batter! A few lumps are ok.
  • Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter, using two spoons /muffin. Place in the oven and bake for about 18 – 20 minutes. Test by inserting a toothpick; When they’re ready to come out, the toothpick will remain dry.
  • Let the muffins sit in the tin for 1-2 minutes after you take them out of the oven, place them on a cooling rack for 10 minutes and then serve still warm,


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 189mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocolate, chocolate chips, coconut, muffins
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Recipe Rating


Friday 19th of January 2024

Must-try! Loved them!

Emily K

Saturday 20th of May 2023

searched for a coconut muffin with chocolate chips recipe, and this was perfect! I used the coconut oil and the coconut milk, but normal sugar and flour, and it worked out lovely. This was my first ***ever*** solo baking project, and it went well. your instructions were really nice and clear, although I did panic when I suddenly realised I had to melt the coconut oil. (If you do try to make vegan versions of these, my research into various coconut flour/oil/milk/sugar ingredients said that they really rely on eggs for binding, so you'll need to check that you're compensating for that - but you probably know that stuff already!)

Thank you for the recipe! I hope it's not weird to comment five years after it was posted. Going to feed them to my mother soon as a surprise, she's a great baker! :)

Kelly N.

Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Chocolate and coconut is one of my favorite combos ever. I love these!!

Thank you, Ruxandra!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you liked the recipe! You're welcome!

Lan | angry asian

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

thank you for sharing your recipe, my creation/adaptation turned out lovely. i especially enjoyed the addition of coconut flakes.


Friday 17th of February 2012

@city : Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)