Dragon Eye Muffins

Dragon eyes, also called longans, are small, round tropical fruits a little larger than grapes. You could try substituting lychees if you can't get dragon eyes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
18 muffins


  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup milk

  • cup peeled, seeded, and minced dragon eyes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 muffin tins or line with paper liners.

  2. Mix brown sugar and butter together in a bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

  4. Stir flour mixture, milk, and dragon eyes into the sugar mixture. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tins.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Coconut milk, fruit juice, or another liquid of your choosing can be substituted for the milk if desired. I once made them with a leftover fruit smoothie; it was delicious! You can be creative, but if you add something thick like a smoothie, you'll need a little more of it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* 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.