Coconut Key Lime Muffins Recipe

Carrie Vasios

A moist muffin crumb is flavored with sweet-tart key limes and topped with coconut.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Makes: 12 muffins

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  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ounces) all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar
  • 2/3 cup whole Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon zest and 1 tablespoon juice (from about 3 small key limes)
  • 3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper holders. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar with an electric beater until combined. Beat in yogurt, eggs, zest, and juice. Add dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until evenly distributed.

  3. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with batter. Top each tin with coconut. Bake until a tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes about clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Special equipment

12 cup muffin tin, electric beater, 12 paper muffin liners

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