Muffin Monday: Citrus Coconut Muffins

I love muffins, Mondays... not so much. Combine the two and it makes Muffin Monday, a much better way to start the week! These muffins are simple to make and the smell while baking was AMAZING! I couldn't wait to bite into one of these. The flavour was just as good as the smell. Try making these muffins to brighten up your morning and awaken your senses.

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2 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 cup caster sugar
90 grams butter
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1. Preheat the oven to 180C 
2. In a measuring jar or medium bowl, combine the orange zest, lemon zest, egg and milk. Set aside 
3. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar, rub in the butter. 
4. Add the milk mixture to the flour and gently mix until its just combined. 
5. Spoon into a prepared muffin tray and sprinkle with shredded coconut. 
6. Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven. 
7. Let it cool on the wire rack for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm.

Happy Muffin Monday!



  1. Welcome to the muffin monday family mike! So glad you could bake with us this week! Your muffins look gorgeous! They've risen so well. Lovely clicks too! Hope you'll continue to stay a part of the muffin madness.

  2. This is the first time I've seen a dude participate in muffin monday. Those muffins look great!

  3. Welcome to MM Mike! I couldn't join the gang this week and it looks like I missed out on some delicious muffins!

  4. This does look like a coconutty treat! Citrus and coconut combos make me recall summer days on the beach, so i am all for these tropical gems-love the toasty tops. Delicious!

  5. Happy Muffin Monday and welcome! :) Happy to be baking with you. Love the look of your muffins and the way they tower out of those cups! Muffins really do make Monday more bearable, huh?

  6. Welcome to Muffin Monday! You muffins look gorgeous! (Plus they really do help you ease into the week much better... :) )

  7. Welcome to Muffin Monday! :)

    Your muffins look absolutely lovely, and I love your photos, too! So gorgeous!

    And yes, Muffin Mondays can really really really perk up the week ahead. ;)

  8. Thanks for all the lovely comments! It was fun to participate and hope to do many more muffin Mondays! :)