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Naturally Sweetened Orange Coconut Oat Muffins

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20-25 min
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 10-11 1x


Naturally Sweetened Orange Coconut Oat Muffins {Gluten Free, Dairy Free friendly}



  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour (or other flour of choice) See notes for homemade oat flour.
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (sifted)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp vanilla plant protein of choice (a pea protein based protein works best)
  • 1/4 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch or arrowroot starch
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil or butter
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup non dairy milk (almond or coconut)
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  • Orange Slices to garnish
  • optional – sugar free or regular sweetener if you prefer sweeter (ex. 1/2 c xylitol sugar)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line or grease a muffins pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine your dry ingredients; flours, protein, starch,  and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together your juice, egg, extracts, oil, and milk.
  4. Slowly combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Mixing at you pour. Then use a hand mixer to mix the battle together until smooth. If the batter is too dry (thick) add more milk.  Fold in your shredded coconut. Save a few tbsp for topping.
    1. If you are wanting the muffins to be more sweet without adding sugar, fold in an extra 1/2 c xylitol sugar.
  5. Scoop the mix muffins cups. place a thinly sliced orange on top of each muffin and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
  6. Bake at 375 F for 18-25 minutes, depending on your oven. Check at 15 to make sure they don’t burn. It depends on the flours you use and type of oven..
  7. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes until removing from pan.
  8. Serve or store in sealed container in fridge for later. These also freeze well for up to 4 months.


If you don’t mind added sugar and want to make these more sweet, to make more sweet, add in 1/2 cup honey or coconut sugar. You can also add in 1/4 cup diced peeled orange slices.

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: baking, muffins, gluten free, healthy, easy, breakfast, dairy free