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Cocoa Macaroon Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

1 dozen

This recipe is an old-time favorite that I've modified over the years depending on whether I served them for breakfast, a snack or as dessert. I love chocolate in any form, and these muffins pair it with coconut for a yummy result. -Carol Wilson, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Combine the milk, egg and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Spoon 2 tablespoonfuls into 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Combine 1 cup coconut, condensed milk and extract; place 2 teaspoonfuls in the center of each cup (do not spread). Top with remaining batter; sprinkle with remaining coconut.
  3. Bake at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 253 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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