Coconut Mango Muffins with Candied Ginger


This exotic combination of dried mango and candied ginger is so good you'll forget that it is good for you. The coconut sprinkled on top gives an extra crunch and a lovely appearance.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 dozen muffins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup flaked coconut

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup applesauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) container plain coconut milk yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons skim milk

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey, or more to taste

  • ½ cup chopped dried mango

  • 8 (1 inch) pieces crystallized ginger, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flaked coconut, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

  3. Beat the eggs in another large bowl until creamy. Add applesauce, coconut milk yogurt, skim milk, vegetable oil, and honey to eggs. Blend well.

  4. Stir flour mixture, dried mango, candied ginger, and honey into egg mixture just until blended. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling about 3/4 of each cup. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flaked coconut on top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

The candied ginger is very sweet; therefore I don't like to add too much sugar or honey. If you don't like ginger, leave it out, they are still great. Just add another 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. My muffin cups are small, so I can get 12 muffins out of this recipe, but you can make them larger.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
6g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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