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5 from 3 votes

Coconut Chocolate Muffins

Coconut Chocolate Muffins - Moist and flavorful. Cream cheese adds richness, coffee adds flavor. Perfect for breakfast or dessert or anytime you're craving something sweet.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 14 muffins
Author: Melanie Kathryn - Gather for Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons <g class="gr_ gr_106 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="106" data-gr-id="106">all purpose</g> flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans optional

BATTER:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brewed coffee room temperature
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, <g class="gr_ gr_115 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep gr-progress" id="115" data-gr-id="115">sugar</g> and flour until smooth. Add egg. Beat. Stir in 2/3 cup chocolate chips; set aside.
  • In another small bowl combine coconut, pecans (optional) and chocolate chips; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour brown sugar, cocoa, baking <g class="gr_ gr_92 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="92" data-gr-id="92">soda</g> and cinnamon. Combine coffee and coconut oil.
  • Stir the coffee/oil into the dry mixture just until moistened.
  • Fill <g class="gr_ gr_90 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="90" data-gr-id="90">paper lined</g> muffin cups half full. Spoon 1 tablespoonful of cream cheese mixture on the top center of each. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of coconut mixture.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until <g class="gr_ gr_91 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="91" data-gr-id="91">toothpick</g> inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove to <g class="gr_ gr_93 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="93" data-gr-id="93">wire</g> rack to cool completely.