Coconut Oat Muffins

These muffins are so soft and full of flavor, made with old fashion oats, lots of coconut, and agave nectar.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut muffins, muffins, oat muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 muffins
Calories 171 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes soaked in milk then squeezed
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes for topping
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line the muffin pan with cupcake liners. Add coconut in a cup and fill it up with milk. Soak while preparing the batter. (Squeeze out the milk before adding the coconut to the batter. You can use this coconut-infused milk in cereal!)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, agave syrup, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until incorporated.
  4. Mix in oats and coconut flakes.
  5. Divide the batter between the muffin cups, filling it 3/4 of the way.
  6. Top off with coconut flakes.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Coconut Oat Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.