Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops

I am always looking for easy breakfast recipes that my kids will eat.  These Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops were a hit for breakfast here.

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops

From about January until now I start to dream of warm days filled with sunshine.  Yesterday was the first day of Spring, but it was such a tease.  It was bright and sunny and a balmy 30*  Come on Spring…where are the warmer days?

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops, Jello pudding mix

That’s ok.  I can bake another batch of these coconut muffins, turn my heat up to 80, and pretend that I am sitting on the beach.  Every time I eat anything coconut, it totally makes me think of our trip to St. Maarten and eating coconut nutella crepes.  Another fun recipe that was inspired from that trip were these Coconut Nutella Cookies.  Hhhmmm…now I want cookies :-)

The more I make coconut baked goods, the more my kids are starting to like it.  I was a little worried they wouldn’t go for a coconut muffin that was topped with more coconut, so I did make some of the muffin tops without the extra coconut on top.  But they surprised me and ate all of them.

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops, Jello pudding mix

These muffin tops are actually a cross between a muffin and a scone.  The baking mix in the batter gives it that scone taste, but the pudding mix makes it light and soft.   These are more of a standard muffin that is not overly sweet.   If you want it slightly sweeter, you could add some chocolate chunks for a burst of chocolate in each bite.  I’m a fan of chocolate at breakfast, so chocolate went into my batter.

The box of coconut cream Jell-o pudding mix does add some extra sugar, but over all these are a little bit healthier than regular muffins.  Using applesauce in place of any oil or butter also keeps it more on the healthy side.  And when you are dreaming of being on the beach, we all want more  healthy baked goods, right?

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops, Jello pudding mix


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Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Yield: 16 muffin tops

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops

Easy baking mix muffins made with coconut pudding and coconut milk will take you to the beach while you are eating breakfast.


2 cups baking mix (like Bisquik)
1 box instant coconut cream pudding (3.4 oz.)
3/4 cup shredded coconut, divided
2 eggs
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup chocolate chunks


  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the baking mix, pudding, and 1/2 cup coconut. Create a hole in the center and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and applesauce. Pour into the center of the baking mix. Stir together gently by hand, until just moistened. Do not over mix. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  2. Place a large spoonful into a greased muffin top pan. Sprinkle with the extra coconut on top. Bake at 375* for 11-12 minutes. Cool for 2-3 minutes in the pan before removing them to a wire rack. Serve warm. Store in a sealed container for 4-5 days. Makes 16 muffin tops.


You can also bake these in a regular muffin tin if you don't have a muffin top pan. Fill muffin liners 3/4 full and bake 18-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins this way.

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  1. says

    My heat has been turned up to eighty since January, I am ready for some real warmth. However, my body isn’t. All those sweets I have consumed have not exactly made me bikini ready. It seems as if we are on the same page with lightened up recipes. The muffin top is the only part of the muffin I eat so I’m excited to try this recipe!
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  2. says

    Jocelyn I am dreading the end of Spring Break: it’s been 70 degrees in Florida and soon I’ll have to return to the 40 degrees of NJ!! Where is Spring?!? >_< I guess I can also pretend it's warmer out with these muffin tops though heehee. I love the coconut/chocolate combo!

    Enjoy your weekend!
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  3. says

    It is 9am in the morning and I am officially hunger for dessert after looking at your pictures! Love the idea of the muffin tops, its the best part anyway. These look (and sound) delicious. Definitely going to try making these sometime this week. Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. Lisa says

    These look amazing! I have been thinking about concocting a coconut scone, but these may do the trick. One question…I have never liked baked goods sweetened with applesauce. Not sre why. What would you recommend…I’m thinking coconut oil? Thanks!

  5. Kristina says

    This seems like the perfect recipe to try out my muffin top pan with! I got it a few months ago on clearance at HomeGoods and its been collecting dust! No better way than making something coconutty and chocolatey for my first use of it! :-)


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