Remember the banana coconut muffins?

They may be my most favorite muffin ever.

These are a close second, but I don’t love blueberries as much as bananas. Obviously – why would I love something that is full of antioxidants? It’s basically against my rules.

But the blueberry-coconut combo is pretty darn delicious.

Clearly, it is impossible to stop at one. Just look at them.

Speaking of stopping at one, my mom shared a tidbit about Mother Lovett with me over the weekend.

My mom mentioned how after she started her first job, she put on a few pounds and was looking for a way to lose weight. I believe this is probably also around the time she went on the cabbage soup diet, and had to leave her students in the dust while running to the bathroom every few minutes.

But that’s neither here nor there.

One day Mother Lovett cut her something out of the newspaper. It was a cartoon that said ‘if you want to lose weight, keep your mouth shut.’ My mom placed it on her dresser as a reminder everyday.

And it worked!

I can’t tell you how perfectly this describes Mother Lovett. Everything was always very black and white to her. Like the time she insisted on writing in the democrat candidate’s name on her republican absentee ballot for the primary election many years ago. It was for a very important election too, like county commissioner of North Irwin – a town that is smaller than my shoe collection.

Or how she always insisted on reading the entire PennySaver (an advertising/classified circulation in the newspaper) from front to back. However, she called the PennySaver the PennyLoafer day after day, demanding that she was correct.

Never a gray area.

These muffins would not have been on the top of Mother Lovett’s list because they don’t include butter.

She used more butter than I ever thought humanly possible.

She also didn’t exercise.

Unless you count climbing up 10-foot ladders and shoveling sloped driveways with 4 clogged arteries and severe osteoporosis at 85-years old exercise.

We called it a death wish.

Loaded Blueberry Coconut Muffins

1 1/2 cups all purpose or whole wheat pastry flour (I used half and half)

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup coconut oil, liquid

1 egg

1/4-1/2 cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup shredded coconut

3/4 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 400.

Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla, and egg, and mix until combined. Fold in shredded coconut and blueberries. Top with a sprinkling of raw turbinado sugar.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Top with powdered sugar glaze or coconut butter and toasted coconut.

These muffins are loaded because I added a ton of coconut and a ton of blueberries. I am a bit dramatic. Appropriate amounts are never enough for me. In this case, it is beneficial.

And tasty.

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85 Responses to “Loaded Blueberry Coconut Muffins.”

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    Maggie @ Vittles and Bits — June 3, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    Oh goodness, I love coconut as much as I love hearing about Mother Lovett!! Pennyloafer, haha that is great- my grandma still insists that she flew “Spandex Airlines” to Spain in the 1970’s. Fun times!!!


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    Lisa @bakebikeblog — June 3, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

    oh my- these look fantastic! Another one to add to my ‘must make’ list!
    Thanks :)


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    Stephanie — June 3, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

    Ohhhh coconut heaven!! Love these, I wanted to jump through my screen and eat them haha seriously. I can’t get enough coconut either, totally love the stuff.


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    Angie — June 3, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    Looks like a great area. Some people are so funny, just seeing things one way or the other, love the death wish reference too, funny.


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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — June 3, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

    i just posted about bloobs today. love them!
    these muffies look so delicate yet so flavorful…yum!

    my nails, yes, they do look fake but they are real!

    And omg i just got tanned. Holy stinkfest. THe other girl is not comp. either. Tanning girl coming back at 8am for coat #2. I honestly would love to shower tomorrow night and just get coat #3 at the show. She said i could shower Friday before 8am but after that, no showering. I just cant imagine only 1 shower til Sat nite..sorry this is a comment field i realize :)


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    Melissa @ For the Love of Health — June 3, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

    I really have to stop looking at your blog when I am hungry and it’s late at night! haha
    Looks incredibly good!


  7. #
    Yum Yucky — June 3, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    Those pictures. I can’t help but to imagine going hungry freak-a-zoid on those things.


  8. #
    Julie — June 3, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

    That last picture is the money shot for sure!


  9. #
    Jackie (Peaces of Earth) — June 3, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    OMG, coconut and and blueberries are sooo good together! These look fab! I had fresh bloobs today for the first time this season and I was in heaven. I also really like saying bloobs.


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    sophia — June 4, 2010 @ 1:20 am

    Gosh would I love to make these! Is the coconut oil absolutely necessary? Can I use regular oil?


    • Jessica — June 4th, 2010 @ 4:08 am

      Yep I think any oil would work, I would just start with adding 1/4 cup and seeing if you need more.


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    Katrina — June 4, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    These look so tasty!! I don’t have any coconut oil, can I use canola oil and some coconut extract? What do you think?


    • Jessica — June 4th, 2010 @ 5:00 am

      I definitely think that would work! Let me know if it does.


  12. #
    Erica — June 4, 2010 @ 4:17 am

    mmmmm these look awesome and so moist!


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    Gracie @ Girl Meets Health — June 4, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    Do you think frozen blueberries would work? If so, then I just so happen to have all of these ingredients in stock…!


    • Jessica — June 4th, 2010 @ 5:00 am

      Yep! I actually used frozen blueberries for it. :)


  14. #
    Amanda — June 4, 2010 @ 5:00 am

    They look wonderful… and I LOVE when you share about your super cool grandma! Wish I could have met her. :)


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    Bret Bannon — June 4, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    Zoe inspired me as to what I could do with the leftover chocolate cake in my freezer and now you’ve inspired me with what I can use with my frozen blueberries. Thanks so much, they look delicious!


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    Jolene ( — June 5, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    Those muffins look so pretty! Anything with ridiculous amounts of coconut makes me really happy :-)


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    Christine — March 11, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    i’ve been waiting to bake these all week!!! just made ’em and they are delightful little things! I had leftover batter so i just made a small blueberry coconut loaf. yum! :) thanks jessica for the idea!


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    Larry — September 24, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    The link for the banana muffins is broken :( . Enjoying your site though nice work


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    Robyn — February 10, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    I just made these for my poor baby twins who have been sick for a week and are barely eating anything. I wanted to give them something healthy but with a good dose of fat. I used frozen bluberries and raspberries. And added them to the dry ingredients. I also mixed the wet team separately. The batter was more of a dough and barely came together. I actually made balls with my hands to fill the muffin cups. I mixed a bit of confectioners sugar with the remaining coconut milk to make a glaze (for the adults, not babies). The muffins turned out amazing and the babies love them! Thanks so much for this great recipe?


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    Amy — February 19, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I made these this morning, but used applesauce instead of coconut oil and skim milk instead of coconut milk and they turned out great! Thanks for a great versatile recipe! Im obsessed with your site!



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