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Blood orange muffins, coconut muffins, muffins, breakfast, citrus fruit, morning muffins

Blood Orange Coconut Muffins

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  • Author: Browned Butter Blondie
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 33 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast/Brunch
  • Cuisine: American


The sweet citrus flavor or blood oranges combined with the nutty hint of coconut makes these muffins a perfect, simple morning treat for all ages. With mild flavors and a quick glaze topping these not-too-sweet muffins are an instant crowd pleaser.



For Muffins

  • 3/4 cup minus 1 TBSP baker’s sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • zest from two blood oranges
  • 1 1/4 cups sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

For Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 34 TBSP milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Additional orange zest and coconut flakes for topping


For Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line muffin tin with paper cups or grease with cooking spray
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients, except the coconut
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients
  5. Slowly add wet mixture into the dry ingredients stirring gently
  6. Fold in coconut flakes
  7. Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way full
  8. Bake at 375 fro 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  9. Let cool on rack for 10-15 minutes before adding glaze and toppings

For Glaze

  1. Add sifted powdered sugar to a bowl
  2. Add milk one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency
  3. Add vanilla
  4. Stir until combined well
  5. Drizzle over tops of muffins


Leftover muffins freeze well in an airtight bag or container.