Loaded Blueberry Coconut Muffins.
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
1/4-1/2 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.
85 Comments on “Loaded Blueberry Coconut Muffins.”
I LOVE the blueberry coconut combo! These look delicious :)
I love your stories about your grandmother. What an amazing (and funny!) lady :)
I love posts featuring Mother Lovett. Honestly, it just makes me smile :) (The food doesn’t make me smile. The food makes me scream, moan, gasp, laugh out loud, and drool.)
They look fabulous. Love the exploding blueberries. And your stories always make me smile :)
Ha – we got the pennysaver growing up too! I love a good blueberry muffin, especially with all the added goodness!
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I’m a new reader, and I just wanted to say how much I heart your blog! Your food looks amazing, and your writing style is hilarious! I’m glad I found it. :)
Your grandmother sounds just like my husbands grandmother… shoveling her drivway at 90. Insane. Anyway… these muffins look wonderful. Coconut oil – such a great idea! So many layers of coconut flavor. Yum!
Your Mother Lovett stories always bring a smile to my face. :)
I always add more ‘extras’ to my muffins, too. The recipe never calls for enough berries, chocolate chips, etc., in my opinion!
I love the story about Mother Lovett, it made me smile! My mum would not make these either due to the lack of butter but I hope she isn’t climbing up any ladders when she is 85!!
Mmm. Delish. I’d make these right away except that I have a muffin problem and can never stop at 1 – or 10 :???:
YUM! Those look so good! There is no way I could stop at 1 or 2 or 3…haha! I also LOVE hearing your Mother Lovett stories…she sounds like one amazing lady and you honor her memory so well! :)
Oh man, you’re killing me! I’m dieting right now, and now all I want is one (or 12) of these. :-P
Love blueberry muffins and coconut is a perfect addition! I am waiting to go pick blueberries…I am hoping to do that soon. These look delicious!
I love all of your stories of Mother Lovett!! These muffins look fabulous!!
Two of my favorite flavors, all in a gorgeous muffin! Love the use of coconut oil instead of butter, too.
YUM – they look fabulous!!!!
Mother Lovett sounds like a HOOT. i love the reasoning behind the “loaded”. you go all out. great work.
I have to agree with you on loading up the fillings! If a “blueberry” muffin only has 3 blueberries, it most certainly is not a blueberry muffin
I love the stories about your grandma! They always crack me up. I’m sure she would love these muffins if you made ’em. Have a good day!
Great muffin recipe! Can’t wait to make them for a special morning treat!
Mmm, blueberries and coconut are such a great combination! I love that the recipe uses coconut oil too. These look delish! :)
blueberry AND coconut—pefect!! I love that pic of the muffins atop the frozen bloobs too! so artisitc :)
I love Mother Lovett stories – they always make me smile. I used to have a similar “diet mantra” that I lived by in college…”Don’t put the food in your mouth” – and it actually worked, too. Funny how it is sometimes that simple.
Also, I kid you not when I say that I actually salivated at that last shot of your blueberry muffin.
hahaha Love the cartoon – and loooove these muffins! They look awesome!!
I’m not a huge blueberry fan either, but I think they’re so pretty!
I’m not a giant “Blueberries in Baked Goods” fan, but these look amazing! I may have to change my ways :)
aw, i LOVE the story about mother lovett! and that cartoon is definitely something i could use for myself. sometimes black and white is the only way to go!
These look great! A perfect way to use up my HUGE bag of coconut :).
The muffins look great! I love blueberries!
Mmm, I bet blueberries and coconut would be a delicious combination!
YUM, I love anything with coconut! The color of this muffin is beautiful
I used coconut oil to make some muffins and it worked really well.
The title… those pictures… oh my!
Those muffins look delish! I want to scoop the blueberries out of the moist middle, lol. Love the Mother Lovett stories!!! :D
YUM! I just made whole wheat blueberry muffins the other day, and coconut frozen yogurt yesterday! Maybe I’ll eat them together and it’ll taste like your concoction :D
Oh man. There you go with the coconut again. If I could I would would eat one coconut everyday. Do you take requests?? I vote for white chocolate coconut brownies. Actually that might only be possible in heaven…
I don’t know which is a more loving gesture, Mother Lovett cutting out the article for your Mom, or your “perfect Grandma” giving me a Richard Simmons video for my birthday……of course your uncle giving me a sheep skin cushion for the seat of the exercise bike for our anniversary might be the best…anyway, I kinda wish I still had the video….and I’m putting Mother Lovett’s mantra on my fridge…..love you
Oh too yummy and too cute for words. Good enough for Magnolia or whatever the trendy cupcake/muffin/baked good place is.
I’ve never used coconut milk or coconut oil. Do they affect the taste at all?
Well, they do have a coconut flavor if that’s what you’re asking? Other than that, nope!
Oh my gah those look delicious!
Love your post! Grandma’s sure can come along with some great stories to tell, can’t they? :)
THis morning, as I was shoving my face full of a blueberry muffin from starbucks, I thought about how I needed a good blueberry muffin recipe.
Thank you for reading my mind! :)
That looks soooo good! Wish I felt like going to the store to get the ingredients. Guess I’ll just sit here and drool at the screen lol.
Okay. Just wondering if it was very coconutty… :) Was going to make them for the boy but he doesn’t like coconut. No fun. I know.
I feel your pain – my man hates coconut, too!
If you use only coconut oil in a baked good, it most likely WON’T taste like coconut. But the coconut milk probably will give a hint of coconut.
If brittany’s man is anything like me he prefers to get his coconut from a single source…Malibu rum.
“If you want to lose weight, keep your mouth shut!” LOL love this. Very basic:)
Wow, coconut oil and coconut milk…these must be heavenly. I am enjoying your blog with all of your delicious recipes.
I LOVE blueberries. I so want to make these–they’re on sale this week! WOOT! I already promised to make Ben a pie!
these look tasty! I have been all about blueberries lately.
I love your Mother Lovett stories, she sounds like someone I’d have liked to spend time with.
The keep your mouth shut cartoon reminded me of a sign in my mom’s kitchen: You have two choices for dinner = take it or leave it.
I initially read this post this morning, the result? An 8HR craving for these scrumptious blueberry muffins. :sigh: