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Sunny Lemon Coconut Muffins

It’s possible I might have a muffin obsession.  It’s better if you admit it, right?  These Lemon Coconut muffins are the perfect cold morning comfort food.  The flavor is light and airy, but the muffin has a thick bread like consistency. Yum!

Lemon Coconut Muffins


Katie @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 1.75 cups all purpose flour
  • 0.75 cup sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup lemon yogurt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 0.33 cup melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 0.5 cup coconut flakes


Preheat oven to 400.  In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and mix well.  In a medium bowl, mix together lemon yogurt, egg, melted butter, and lemon juice.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just mixed together.  Fold in coconut.  Spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and then fill muffin cups 2/3 of the way full.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare muffins as directed above.  After baking, allow to cool.  Flash freeze, then place into gallon freezer bags.  Label and freeze.  To serve: thaw in fridge or reheat in microwave for 1 minute.

Servings: 12 muffins

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann


8 Responses to “Sunny Lemon Coconut Muffins”

  1. Emily says:

    These look delicious! Though I don’t think I’ve ever seen lemon yogurt in the store… maybe it could be replace by vanilla yogurt and more lemon juice? Also some lemon zest on top to serve would be lovely:-)

    • katie says:

      I think you could definitely use plain yogurt and extra lemon juice. There is one brand in my store that always carries lemon flavor and then it’s hit or miss on the other brands. Let me know how yours turn out.

  2. Tanya says:

    These burned on me. I think 400 was too high of a temp in my nonstick muffin tin. But if you get through the burnt exterior the inside is delish! Sort of taste like a cross between a lemon square and cake. So I will definitely be making these again- trying 350 instead.

  3. Holly says:

    Mine burned also at 400. I also felt that they were a little dense. Other than those two things, I thought the taste was good and my daughter devoured the non burned parts!

  4. sarah says:

    i tried baking at 350 and they still burned. even the ones that i got out before burning were too tough around the edges. i won’t be making these again.

  5. Amy says:

    We made these this morning with only one substitute since I didn’t have lemon yogurt in the house. We used a cup of Pineapple Chobani yogurt instead, and they were delicious!!! My 6&7 y/o love them, too!

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