Chocolate Coconut Muffins

These Chocolate Coconut Muffins are not only delicious but also simple to prepare, featuring the perfect harmony of chocolate and coconut flavors. This recipe is ideal for those seeking a dessert with minimal egg content.

The batter for these Chocolate Coconut Muffins is egg-free, making them suitable for individuals looking to reduce egg consumption in their desserts. While egg whites are used in the topping, feel free to explore alternative toppings to maintain an eggless option.

How to make chocolate coconut muffins

Start by preheating the oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease muffin cups generously to prevent sticking.

In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients, sugar, flour, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add water, vinegar, vanilla extract, and oil to the dry mixture, stirring until well incorporated. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.

Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

While the muffins bake, prepare the white glaze. Whip the egg white until foamy, then gradually add sugar and lemon juice while continuing to whip until a thick meringue forms. Fold in the coconut flakes, and place the mixture over a bain-marie, whipping until the foam is hot. Form small round balls of the mixture and garnish the tops of the muffins with them.

For the chocolate glaze, combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the glaze thickens and darkens. Drizzle or sprinkle the chocolate glaze over or around the muffins as desired.

Hope you will try these chocolate coconut muffins. If you do don’t forget to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how these turn out for you.

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3 from 2 votes
Chocolate Coconut Muffins- delicious, easy to make, with chocolate and coconut making a perfect pair. Excellent recipe for those who want eggless muffins.
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Muffin's batter

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

White Coconut Glaze

  • 1 egg white
  • 150 g powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp coconut flakes

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Grease muffin cups.
  • In a medium bowl combine dry ingredients. Add water, vinegar, vanilla extract and oil and mix well. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Prepare white glaze. Whip egg white until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and lemon juice whipping the whole time. Continue whipping until forms a thick meringue foam. Fold in the coconut flakes and continue whipping over a bain-marie until the foam is hot. Form small round balls and garnish the top of muffins. 
  • Prepare chocolate glaze. Mix butter with sugar, cocoa powder and water and bring to boil. The glaze gets dark and thick. Sprinkle muffins with it or around it. 


Serving: 1 muffinCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 45.1gProtein: 2.5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3.4gSugar: 30.7g
Calories: 255kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, coconut, eggless, muffins

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  1. Sandra Author says:

    My hair stylist loves chocolate and coconut and I can’t wait to bake a batch of these for her. Silly me, I have to bake a batch for us also!

  2. Anne Author says:

    These are gorgeous! I LOVE coconut….but paired with chocolate….YUM! : )

  3. Shellina Author says:

    This looks amazing! Nice job! I just love the combo of chocolate and coconut- so glad to have a new muffin recipe!

  4. The Mom Chef Author says:

    Your muffins look beautiful. I love the fact that the glaze on top is made with egg white instead of the normal powdered sugar and water.

  5. Peggy Author says:

    You can’t go wrong with the combo of chocolate and coconut! These sound amazing!

  6. Gwenevere Author says:

    I am having a little bit of a love affair with coconut right now and this desert means I don’t have to cheat on chocolate. Thanks.

  7. Michelle Benoit (Chocolate Central) Author says:

    I let out a little gasp when I saw this photo on today’s Top 9 at Foodbuzz. These look so yummy. My first favorite candybar was Almond Joy, so I love coconut and chocolate. I’ve moved on to more sophisticated chocolate truffles and ganaches since then, but still love the coconut and chocolate combo.

  8. maria elena Author says:

    Foarte frumoase!

  9. Charlie Author says:

    Hello! I’m new and I really love your website.
    Beautiful Layout, easy to find things, lovely recipes.
    I will be a regular here.

    My best friend is going to love these cupcakes!
    She is a fanatic about coconut.

    Thanks for sharing

  10. farida Author says:

    I love chocolate and that looks so yummy, hope i can make it soon. Thanks for share.

  11. Giulia Author says:

    I can’t stop eating your muffins. I really love them! The chocolate and coconut combo is perfect.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Indeed:) one of my favorites too.. haven't made them for quite a while now and you just made me craving for some. I think I will go do them again too

  12. Brenda Author says:

    Hello. I love your website and your YouTube channel! I look at your videos every day! I have some questions about this recipe:
    1. Could you please put the quantities of the ingredients in grams and millilitres?
    2. Are these mini muffins or regular sized muffins? They look smaller in the picture.
    3. Could I use desiccated coconut instead of flakes? If yes, how much do I need?

    Thank you so much for your help!

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