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Coconut Muffins With An Orange Glaze

Soft, fluffy vegan coconut muffins with the addictive combination of coconut flakes and orange.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast/Muffins
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: vegan coconut muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 213kcal


For the coconut muffins

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp egg replacer powder (or tapioca starch)
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup agave nectar (use maple syrup or regular sugar if you don’t have this)
  • Zest of 1 orange (set aside 2 tsp or so for the orange glaze)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil (the original recipe recommends safflower)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (powdered sugar)
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest


Make the coconut muffins

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, dissolve the egg replacer with the orange juice. Add the agave nectar, orange zest, oil and water
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together until they are just combined. Do not overmix. Add the coconut and mix in.
  • Greas a 12-cup muffin tin and divide the batter equally between the cups.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Place on a rack to cool. Unmold after 10 minutes and continue to cool the muffins.

Make the glaze

  • Heat the orange juice in a small saucepan until it begins to boil.
  • Add the powdered sugar and zest and turn off the heat. Whisk together well.
  • Pour over the cooled or barely-warm muffins.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg