Blackberry Coconut Muffins

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I have an uncanny ability to overwork myself even when I'm not "working."

Since I teach, summer is usually full of relaxation, catching up on reading, and hanging out with friends.  However, somehow, this summer has turned in to one of the busiest I've ever had.  I spend my days cramming them full of personal, blog, and photography projects (and I sometimes wonder how I will fit everything in when school starts back up!)  I'm also headed out to Colorado next week for a much needed vacation full of hiking and eating (I seriously can't wait!)

So while I'm in the midst of juggling many different things, I wanted to leave you with these awesome muffins.  I start my days out early and usually by ten I'm hungry.  While I usually try for fruit or nuts, sometimes I like to take a coffee time-out and enjoy of muffin or scone.  I love the coconut/blackberry combo and if you have a good egg substitute, these muffins could be easily vegan! 


Blackberry Coconut Muffins

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 egg
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4-1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚ and prepare a 12-muffin pan.
  2. Using the food processor, pulse oats until resembles a coarse flour. Pour into a medium bowl and combine with pastry flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together coconut oil, eggs, maple syrup, and 3/4 cup coconut milk. Add more coconut milk if consistency is too dry and resembles more of a dough than batter.
  4. Gently fold in blackberries.
  5. Evenly scoop in to muffin tin and sprinkle with coconut flakes. Bake until muffin springs back and is starting to golden, 18-20 minutes.

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10 comments on “Blackberry Coconut Muffins”

  1. Ugh, don't I know how that goes! Hope you find some much-needed downtime soon. It's what makes summer so sweet! : )

  2. Love that these use maple syrup! I'm always on the hunt for recipes for baked goods that use natural sweeteners. Yay for vacation time!

  3. Thank you for delivering a recipe with ALL whole wheat/whole grain flour. I get so frustrated with recipes that only use white or a mix of both. When we create recipes like this, we are going back to the basics and showing the world we really don't need all that refined stuff. Thanks so much! I can't wait to try these!

  4. I have seen coconut milk in both a carton and a CAN. What is the purpose for using either one? This is something I've always wondered!

  5. could you use regular whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour?

  6. I made these yesterday... I am pretty sure I have to make another batch today! SO fantastic!

  7. I just made these, they turned out great - and I'm a terrible baker. They don't have the chewy, unpleasant texture you normally get when you bake cakes with wholewheat flour. I only had frozen blueberries & didn't have quite enough - the muffins with more fruit in them def. tasted better so it pays to be generous here. The flavorless coconut oil I used gave them a rich buttery flavor too. thanks a lot for the recipe.


Welcome to my little internet nook. On this site you'll find over a thousand vegetarian recipes, pantry knowledge, and more. I'm ever obsessed with food from gardening, cooking, and preserving. I hope you'll find endless inspiration on these pages and visit often. 

Virtual hugs, Erin (aka: e.l.l.a.)

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