Monday, January 25, 2021

Coconut Cornbread Muffins - #MuffinMonday

For someone who won't eat cornmeal, I sure have reached for it a lot recently. I watched Jamaican YouTuber, Adrian Morris, make a batch of coconut cornbread on his channel and thought that would be great as muffins. (By the way, if you're looking for authentic Jamaican recipes, that's a good source.)

I didn't follow his recipe but ran with the idea. Jamaicans add cinnamon (leaf) and nutmeg to their cornmeal porridge . Coconut is also amazing with those spices so I added them in. However, I didn't want to add too much and darken the batter.

I didn't taste them but my mother and brother gave them good reviews.

We have a lot of corn muffins for this month's Muffin Monday. Be sure to scroll down to see all the corn and non-corn ones too. 

Coconut Cornbread Muffins
Yield: ~14 muffins


120 grams cornmeal
120 grams flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup shredded coconut
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup coconut milk


Preheat oven to 425F. Line your muffin wells or grease them well.

Whisk the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk until there are no streaks of white or yellow. It's one even colour. Stir in the shredded coconut.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar. Next, whisk in the coconut oil and milk. 

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Gently mix until all the dry ingredients are moistened. Don't overmix.

Scoop into the prepared muffin wells. Fill the wells almost full. 

Bake 5 minutes then lower the temperature to 350 F. Bake another 11 to 13 minutes or until q toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. 

Cool and enjoy.


  1.  If you're in a cooler climate and your coconut oil has solidified, melt and cool it before using.
  2.  I tried these with muffin liners and without. Thankfully, they didn't stick. 

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  1. Love the addition of coconut, I've never seen that before!

  2. Great idea to add coconut to these muffins. Corn bread did seem to be the theme this month.

  3. Shredded coconut, coconut oil AND coconut milk! I can almost smell them baking now. So good!

  4. The addition of coconut is such a creative idea. I haven't tried it before but will.

  5. I love anything coconut! Would love to try your recipe. They look perfect.

  6. I'm glad your taste testers liked them!

  7. I love coconut love this coconut cornbread muffins.