Recipe | Mango Coconut Muffins

Mango Coconut Muffins
What wakes you up the morning? Your kids or significant other? Maybe an alarm clock? Well, here’s what wakes me up in the morning:

Mochi in the morning
My cat Mochi. He’s almost as reliable as an alarm clock, but a million times cuter. He likes to sit next to the bed and make little chirping noises until I wake up. And if I don’t wake up when he wants me to, he jumps into bed and politely taps me on the arm until I do. And really, it’s hard to get mad at him–I mean, he’s a one-eyed cat! And he chirps like a bird!

But you know what else wakes me up in the morning? A good breakfast. When I have a delicious breakfast ready and waiting for me in the morning, it’s easier to get up than on those days when I know the only thing on the menu is cold cereal. (Maybe that’s why I’ve been making so many breakfast recipes lately?) And these Mango Coconut Muffins are just that kind of wake-you-up-in-the-morning breakfast.

Mango Coconut Muffins on Tray
This recipe was inspired by my Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal–I wanted those same tropical flavors in the form of a muffin, so I started with my favorite Greek yogurt/oats/banana muffin base and went from there. And because I’ve heard from some readers telling me they’ve had difficulty finding whole wheat pastry flour, I’m using a half-and-half mixture of white flour and whole wheat flour this time. (Although if you do have whole wheat pastry flour, you can use a full cup of that instead of the mixture.)

With the coconut and sweet, ripe mango, these muffins taste like a treat, but the Greek yogurt and oats help you start your day off right. I made a batch of these over the weekend, froze them, and heated them in the microwave in the morning, until they were piping hot. Hello breakfast!

Mango Coconut Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Mango Coconut Muffins

With the addition of coconut and fresh mango, this nutritious breakfast muffin almost tastes like a dessert.


  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 c. dried shredded coconut
  • 1-6 oz. container plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 c. mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 c. canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. diced mango (about 1 large mango)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray or fill with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together oats, coconut, yogurt, banana, oil, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour wet mixture into the flour mixture. Stir until moistened--do not over-mix! Fold in mango.
  5. Divide mixture evenly into muffin cups. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
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Kiersten Frase

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  1. says

    I am in love with your kitty. Such a precious photo! These muffins look excellent too. I have recently discovered that I like mangos (after seeing them in recipes on your blog, in fact, I decided to try one for the first time!). A nice change up from my typical banana muffins.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thanks! It is so hard to get a good picture of him–it’s hard to get a picture of any of our cats, but Mochi is even worse. So fidgety! I’m so glad my blog prompted you to mangoes–I first tried them a few years ago and they’re one of my favorite fruits now.

  2. says

    I love everything about this post – your handsome cat, those adorable muffin liners, the combination of mango and coconut in those muffins, and that they’re pretty healthy! Will have to try them!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thank you! I think Mochi’s pretty darn handsome too. :D The muffin liners are from Isakay Boutique on Etsy–they have so many fun little things like that.

  3. says

    What a cutie pie! I love a great cat personality.
    The muffins look yummy. Now I am counting minutes until dinner time. lol

  4. says

    Your cute is adorable! My dog wakes me up in the mornings sometimes…she lets me sleep in some days though [:

    I love how tropical these muffins are. The coconut and mango are perfect together.

  5. says

    I love the flavours in these muffins, and since they’re inspired by your mango coconut overnight oats, then I already know I would love them! I’ve never seen muffin liners that look like that, but I love them too!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      They’re from Isakay Boutique on Etsy. I love them! They have lots of unique items like this and they’re pretty reasonably priced too. I always see cute muffin liners at the store and they are SO expensive, I can never bring myself to buy them.

  6. says

    Cutie pie!! I wish my cats were so helpful — I swear they conspire to keep me sleepy and in bed.

    This sounds super healthy for being a baked good, and I really love the taste of cakes made with yogurt. I noticed my local Sur la Table has started selling King Arthur pastry flour, and I’m going to see if they’ll stock the whole wheat variety too. I hate paying shipping costs. And the muffin cups are too cute, perfect for a sunshine-y start to your morning.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Ha! I would love if my cats did that. Miso is the only one who will just chill at the foot of the bed.

      We don’t have a Sur la Table here, but when I’ve gone to the one in Chicago while visiting family, I never saw flour–or any foods, for that matter. So now I’m really jealous because not only do you have a Sur la Table, you have one that sells flour!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      This is the recipe I was working on when I was wondering if you had made mango muffins before! :) And I agree, mango and coconut are always a good combination.

  7. says

    My best friend’s cat is named Mochi, too! These look fabulous. I love the addition of coconut. I’m guessing pineapple with taste great in these as well. Thank you!

  8. Sarah says

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I made the muffins and the overnight oatmeal (I didn’t have blackberries or leftover mango so I used blueberries instead) and I’m SO excited for breakfast tomorrow.
    Also, I just wanted to tell you that your blog is fantastic and I’m so happy I stumbled across it. I just graduated college and am cooking impaired, and your recipes are easy enough for me to figure out. After living four years in college off of instant mac and cheese or noodles, let me just say that this is awesome. Thank you so much for the ideas!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thank you so much for the nice comment–this made my day! :D When I first moved in with my husband, I could not cook at all (although I thought I could!). I think we had stir fry, pasta, or carry-out every day of the week for at least the first year. But practice makes perfect and you will get there! And I’m glad that my blog is helping in the meantime. :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thank you! I love mango and coconut together–I have so many other recipe ideas with the two, but I have to hold myself back so as not to become Oh My Mango & Coconut. :)

  9. Z says

    Hey! I just wanted to say that these muffins are sososo good! I have a cat too, though I like calling him my panther because he’s so HUGE! I really love the flavor combinations, have you ever tried it with a fruit medley of some sort? Anyway, thank you so much for sharing this recipe… it really makes my mornings great! :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Yay, thanks for letting me know–I’m so glad you liked them! Mochi is a big cat too, although we call him a cow because he’s black and white and was born in a barn. ;)

      The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so versatile! I’ve used strawberries, cherries, dark chocolate (yeah, okay, not so healthy), and raspberries in it instead of mangoes and coconut. So you can definitely mix it up and as long as you keep the proportions the same, it should turn out well!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I haven’t tried it myself, so I can’t say. But I think it might be best to stick with rolled or old-fashioned oats. If you make it with oat bran, let me know how it turns out though!

  10. Linda says

    I’m super excited to try this recipe and mango coconut oatmeal in the morning. I plan on substituting the oil for coconut oil. Have you or anybody else tried that with success?

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