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Chocolate Muffins With Coconut Filling

These muffins are packed with deep chocolate flavour and coconut aroma. They are easy to whip up and makes great dessert option. Enjoy while still warm!

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Chocolate muffins with coconut filling

When you're craving something a bit sweet, but don't want a heavy, traditional sugary brunch, try these muffins. They are amazingly tasty, especially when served while still warm. Even those who are lukewarm to muffins can't resist one fresh out of the oven.

With a rich dark chocolate flavour and luscious cream cheese coconut filling, these muffins taste more like a decadent dessert than a morning treat.

Chocolate muffins with coconut filling

Flavours in these muffins

The chocolate flavour in these muffins comes from cocoa powder and dark chocolate. We used also Greek yogurt and coconut oil to add extra moisture to the muffins.

How to make chocolate muffins with coconut filling

Making these muffins is so easy and quickly. The process is the same as with other chocolate muffins, but this one has a coconut heart in the middle. First combine all dry ingredients in one bowl. Then, melt coconut oil, add chocolate and stir until it is completely melted.

In another bowl whisk egg, muscovado sugar and Greek yogurt. Combine this mixture with melted chocolate and pour into dry ingredients. Fold until you get a compact dough. 

Filling is made with cream cheese, shredded coconut and a dash of Amaretto liqueur. Fill the muffin cases half full with muffin batter, add 1 tablespoon of coconut filling and top with some muffin batter. Bake for about 15 minutes then cool on the cooling rack.

Our chocolate coconut muffins are ready to enjoy!

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Chocolate muffins with coconut filling

Storing chocolate muffins with coconut filling

If you have some leftover muffins you can freeze them by placing in an airtight container or large ziplock bag. Thaw them in the fridge and warm in the oven before serving.

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Chocolate muffins with coconut filling

Chocolate Muffins With Coconut Filling

MAKES: 12 standard muffins
COOKS IN: 40 minutes
LEVEL: Moderate


For the muffin batter

  • 120g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 85g (3/4 cup) whole grain spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 20g (1/4 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 60g (2 ounces) dark chocolate (60-70%)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 50g (1/4 cup) dark muscovado sugar
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) milk
  • 180g (3/4 cup) Greek yogurt, at room temperature

For the coconut filling

  • 50g cream cheese
  • 50g unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur

Kitchen essentials for this recipe:


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F. Line 12-hole muffin tray with standard paper cases.

  2. In a medium bowl combine plain and spelt flours, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt.

  3. Melt together coconut oil and chocolate in a small saucepan.

  4. In a medium bowl whisk egg, muscovado sugar and Greek yogurt until well combined. Add chocolate mixture into this and whisk well.

  5. Pour wet ingredients into the centre of flours and stir with a silicon spatula until just combined (some lumps are ok).

  6. For coconut filling mix cream cheese and shredded coconut, add Amaretto liqueur and stir to combine. Form 12 balls from the mixture.

  7. Fill muffin cases with chocolate muffin batter half full. Push coconut balls in the in the centre of each muffin case and top with muffin batter until covered. Bake in the preheated oven for 13-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes in the tray, then remove muffins to cooling rack. Serve while still warm.

We recommend using the measurement in grams & ml (instead of cups & spoons) for more accuracy and better results.