Coconut Mango Muffins

I love to start my day with these bright mango coconut muffins! They're 100% vegan and have fresh flavor from lime, mango chunks & coconut flakes.

Coconut Mango Muffins

Muffins have such a special place in my heart. Growing up, my family ate muffins for breakfast nearly every day, and it was awesome. My sister and I would *think* we wanted the colorful cereals that the other kids had. We’d beg my mom to buy them and when she would, they’d end up going stale on the top shelf in the pantry. Nothing beat a warm muffin and a big glass of milk first thing in the morning. Of course, I’ve since nixed the milk part, but my love for muffins continues.

These mango & coconut muffins, made with Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk, are my new favorite morning treat.

Mango Coconut Muffin ingredients

Now, these are not your giant bakery muffins – huge and over the top – these are the lightly sweet, small, everyday sort of muffins. They’re studded with chopped mango and topped with toasted coconut flakes. To help them rise, I added lime juice, and I used flax to bind them together – although these can also be made with an egg if you do not have flax, see the recipe below.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk is my go-to nondairy milk for baking, but the Almond Coconut Blend works especially well here to enhance the light coconut flavor.

Muffin batter topped with coconut flakes in a muffin tin

These coconut muffins are best right out of the oven, but they also freeze well! Store them in an airtight bag in the freezer for up to a month. To thaw, pop them in the microwave for 20 or so seconds for a warm muffin-y breakfast or snack.

If you love to start your day with muffins as much as I do, make sure to try these Banana Muffins, these Blueberry Muffins, or these Lemon Muffins next!

Mango Coconut Muffins

5.0 from 7 reviews

Coconut Mango Muffins

 
These healthy muffins are lightly sweet with a light coconut flavor. For a stronger coconut flavor, you could try adding coconut extract or mixing shredded coconut into the batter, but I like them as-is!
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed*
  • 3 tablespoons water*
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • ¾ cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk, at room temperature
  • 2 cups spelt flour (or white/wheat mix)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup cane sugar + 2 tablespoons sugar for the topping
  • ¼ cup melted un-refined coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup finely diced ripe mango
  • ½ to ¾ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Combine the ground flaxseed and water and set aside to thicken. Stir the lime juice into the almond milk and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ½ cup of sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flaxseed mixture, almond milk/lime juice mixture, coconut oil and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in the diced mango.
  5. Evenly divide the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about three-quarters full. Sprinkle with the coconut flakes and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. If desired, sprinkle lightly with the remaining sugar. Cool for 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack to finish cooling.
Notes
*1 egg can be substituted in place of the flax + water mixture.

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  1. Suzie Y
    05.04.2017

    Since I m not a vegan or gluten free. Can I sub the spelt flour with normal AP flour??
    and Coconut oil with veg/canola oil instead??
    thanks for sharing the recipe, sounds perfect for this summer season!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.04.2017

      Hi Suzie, I have’t tried it, but I’m pretty sure those modifications would work just fine.

  2. Debbie
    05.04.2017

    I have frozen mango that I would like to use… how would I alter the recipe if I use it?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.04.2017

      Hi Debbie, my only concern would be that the frozen mango is more watery than fresh chopped mango and that might affect things. Also, the mango needs to be diced smaller than the size of chopped frozen mango.

  3. Oh my goodness – these look amazing!
    I can’t wait to try them. 🙂
    Izzy | Pinch of delight

  4. Natalie from workovereasy.com
    05.04.2017

    I’m kind obsessed with coconut at the minute so the minute I saw these I knew I would have to save the recipe! So perfect for getting ready for summer, and lunch box sized too!
    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

  5. I cannot resist that lime, coconut, and mango combo. Will definitely be making these. And what do you think about replacing half the spelt with almond flour?

  6. My cooking is not good, but the mango is my mom’s favorite fruit and I gonna try to make it in this mother’s day. I hope so my mom really like it. I wanna share her expression with you after making it. Big thanks for this yummy recipe.

  7. My husband and I are a couple of mango eating people, and we eat muffins every week. Saving these to try this summer!

  8. J from jellyjules.com
    05.26.2017

    I made these, and they were very pretty. However, the coconut flavor wasn’t really there. I wonder if it would be better to add a bit of shredded coconut to the muffins themselves?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      06.05.2017

      You could try that – also double check that your coconut oil is un-refined. Refined coconut oil has less of a coconut flavor.

  9. federica
    06.05.2017

    I made these as well, and as J, I thought I would have liked more coconut flavor … next time I’ll try adding some shredded coconut to the batter and maybe Medicine Flower coconut flavor … They were tasty and loved the mango in them. I will def make them again.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      06.05.2017

      it’s definitely a light coconut flavor – glad you enjoyed the mango. Let me know if you try them with extra coconut!

  10. Katherine
    08.23.2017

    I used frozen mango that I defrosted and finely diced. Also, I only had plain almond milk so I added 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract. They were wonderful! I froze some of them and have been eating them for breakfast after a quick 45 seconds in the microwave. The coconut flakes on top aren’t as chrispy but still tasty.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.25.2017

      Hi Katherine, I’m so glad you liked the muffins!

  11. Katherine
    08.23.2017

    Forgot to rate it. Already made it twice and will make it again soon.

  12. OTHMAN E
    11.14.2017

    THANK YOU FOR. THIS

  13. Becca Levis
    01.13.2018

    Instead of almondmilk can i use unsweetened coconutmilk? how will that effect or alter the recipe?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      01.13.2018

      Hi Becca, you can use coconut milk – use the beverage kind that comes in the carton, not canned coconut milk which would be too thick. Hope that helps!

  14. erin
    04.28.2018

    Yummy!!! I didnt have spelt on hand..so we used half oat flour half white flour..we also used a can of coconut milk(added more liquid since the canned stuff is thicker) and my toddler wanted rasberries added..we used frozen fruit and chopped the mangos smaller after defrosting..the mix of tart berries with sweet mangos was delish!!! Thank you for a super easy to make recipe!!!

  15. Ruthie
    05.09.2018

    How about subbing GF flour ?

  16. Ruchika
    05.11.2018

    I love muffins and from now i will be loving them more. This dish is really nice. I seriously can’t wait more to make this amazing dish.

  17. Lisa H.
    05.15.2018

    Can I use coconut sugar instead of cane sugar?

  18. Kim
    05.15.2018

    Great muffins! Love combination of mango, lime, and coconut! Thanks!

  19. Nida A.
    02.17.2019

    I made these muffins and they were so tasty. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I made the following changes only because I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand – I used white flour, canola oil, and canned diced mango. It still tasted amazing. Thank you!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      02.19.2019

      Hi Nida, I’m so glad you loved them!

  20. Anna
    03.07.2019

    Made these for some friends tonight and everybody loved them! They would make a good breakfast too.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      03.09.2019

      So glad to hear that everyone loved these too!! xoxo

  21. Braden L.
    08.20.2019

    Jeanine, thanks for this delicious recipe! My wife and I love to make this recipe when we have extra mangoes in the kitchen 🙂

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.21.2019

      I’m so glad you’ve been loving them!

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