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Best Coconut Lime Muffins

Best Coconut Lime Muffins

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Best Coconut Lime MuffinsThe Best Coconut Lime Muffins aren’t a traditional muffin since they are made with a mixer, and not the traditional Wooden Spoon. But they look like muffins, so for ease of typing, that’s what I’m going to call them.

These Tart Coconut Muffins are a mini tropical holiday on a dreary school morning. There are a few extra steps, to make these,  (so maybe bake them the night before if your mornings are rushed) but I promise it will be worth it.

Don’t be intimidated by the list of ingredients…. Lime peel and lime juice are listed a few times… you can prep it all at once.

Cream of Coconut is found in the Adult Beverages section in our grocery store (generally, you use it to make Pina Colodas). It’s non-alcoholic, and thick as heck. If you can’t find it… use heavy cream and a teaspoon of coconut extract.

Read the whole recipe before starting… OK?

Best Coconut Lime Muffins Recipe

Best Coconut Lime Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Category: Breakfast & Snacks, Muffins

Servings: 12 Regular, 24 mini muffins

best coconut Lime Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins, and the Recipe can easily be doubled. OR You can make Mini-Muffins (I do this for potlucks... everyone can eat one without whining about diets)


  • 1 1/2 cups Unbleached Flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Cream of Coconut
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. Grated Lime Peel
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup Coconut
    Soaking Liquid:
  • 1/3 cup Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp. granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. grated Lime Peel
  • 4 to 5 tsp. Lime Juice
  • 2-3 TBL Toasted Flaked Coconut


  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a muffin pan with paper liners... give them a spritz of non-stick spray for insurance.
  • Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl... set aside
  • Combine Cream of Coconut and milk in a small bowl... set aside
  • Cream Butter and Sugar in a mixing bowl.... let it spin a couple of minutes to get nice and fluffy.
  • Add Eggs... one at a time.... mix... then scrape down bowl.
  • Add Lime Peel and Lime Juice... mix... then scrape down sides of the bowl.
  • Now add the flour mixture and coconut mixture... alternate so that you start and end with flour.
  • Beat until all combined... stir in coconut.
  • Now fill in the muffin pan. I find that an ice cream scoop works GREAT for this. I know, I know... I used to scoff too... try it once, you'll never use a spoon again.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes... until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
  • Now... while that is happening, you have a few other tasks-
    Toast the Coconut:
  • I put a few tablespoons of flaked coconut into an oven safe pan, and set in oven with the cupcakes... should only take 5 to 10 minutes to toast the coconut, so keep an eye on it! When it's nice and brown... take it out of the oven and cool on a plate. Set aside
    Make the Soaking Liquid:
  • In a small bowl, combine the 1/3 cup lime juice and 2 tsp. sugar... stir until dissolved. Set aside.
  • Ok.. by now the muffins are done and out of the oven... Poke a few holes into the top of the hot muffins with a fork (you are not digging holes, just making little holes, so don't go too crazy.) Carefully spoon a teaspoon of Soaking Liquid on each muffin.
  • Let the muffins cool.....
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how to toast coconutHow to Toast Coconut

Toast the Coconut- I put a few tablespoons of flaked coconut into an oven safe pan, and set in oven with the cupcakes… should only take 5 to 10 minutes to toast the coconut, so keep an eye on it! When it’s nice and brown… take it out of the oven and cool on a plate. Set aside

What is Cream of Coconut?

What is the difference between Cream of Coconut and Coconut Milk?

Coconut milk – Coconut milk is not the juice found inside a coconut, but the diluted cream pressed out from the thick, white flesh of a well-matured coconut. Coconut milk is a rich, creamy liquid made from water and coconut pulp.

Cream of coconut or Coconut Cream – Cream of coconut is a smooth, thick liquid made from fresh coconuts. It is made by It is made by chilling coconut milk and skimming off the thick, rich layer of cream that forms on top of it. It is thick and very sweet, and commonly used in mixed drinks.

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  1. Oh, my. I love coconut and I love lime. I’m absolutely sure these muffins would be absolutely delicious and certainly worth the extra steps.


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