Macaroon Muffins

I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen. In my upcoming posts you can expect recipes for Müsli Bread, Garlic Cardamom Rolls, and White Chocolate Marzipan Cookies. I’m not done with tweaking them yet but I hope to get the recipes up soon. As I already mentioned in my last post, I’m very busy right now so this is a rather short post. And it’s about muffins. About very, very good muffins! My usual taste-testers, the co-workers, were raving about these. They are made with coconut. I called them Macaroon Muffins because they have this macaroon like top and their taste is close to that of coconut macaroons.

Macaroon Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Macaroon Muffins (makes 12)

112 g (1/2 cup) vegan margarine, softened
200 g (1 cup) sugar
60 g (1/4 cup) plain soy yoghurt
60 ml (1/4 cup) soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
240 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
80 g (1 cup) dried and finely shredded coconut
50 g (1/3 cup) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Line a muffin pan and set aside.

Cream together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Mix soy yoghurt, soy milk, and extracts. Beat into margarine mixture. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and coconut. Mix until combined. The batter will be rather stiff. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top. Remove from pan and let cool completely.

34 thoughts on “Macaroon Muffins

  1. Ooohhh, these sound amazing! And I truly cannot wait for your white chocolate marzipan cookies recipe. I am such a huge marzipan fan, and a macaroon fan. Exciting!

  2. I made these for my fiance’s birthday, he’s a very picky eater and he loved them! I can only find chocolate chips sometimes, so I crushed up a milk chocolate bar instead Also, I can’t find soy yogurt, so I substituted soy milk with 1 tsp of lemon juice, and they were amazing! Thank you for this delicious recipe!

  3. These look and sound fantabulous! Love coconut. :) And your other “experiments” also sound incredible–can’t wait to see all the recipes!

  4. As I read your post I could almost taste the delicious coconut concoction your described. I have a friend who would swoon for these muffins. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  5. Yum! I am eagerly awaiting these white chocolate marzipan cookies, two things I love in cookie format, count me in! ;)
    Also loving the sound of these muffins, back in my pre-vegan days I was a huge fan of macaroons, so these are right up my alley.

  6. I’ve been loving the muffins lately too… my go-to is bran. But these look stellar. I’m especially looking forward to the musli muffin. I see you use soy yogurt… fascinating!

  7. Oh, I love macaroons! But garlic-cardamom sounds pretty intriguing too! Hurrah for experimenting, you mad scientist, you!

  8. squeeeeeeeeeee! dan loooooves all things coconut, i’m gonna have to make these muffins for him, Mihl! muffins are pretty easy for me to make gluten-free, so i’ll give them a whirl that way so i can enjoy a few, too! sorry work has been so crazy lately – i hope this week isn’t too bad! looking forward to reading about your experimental baked deliciousnesses. superw00t!

  9. I love coconut in baked goods! These sound awesome. All those other recipes you mentioned sound good too, I can’t wait to see what you post.

  10. What a cool combination. The tops of those muffins really do look macaroon-like. I’ve been baking so much lately as well, and I’m looking forward to posts about all of that kitchen experimentation you’ve been doing. :) Everything sounds really good.

  11. I do love the sound of these, and all that I am missing is the coconut extract. I know you say that it is optional but the more coconut the better if you ask me. I’m going to pop out at lunch today and see if I can find some.

  12. Oh boy do these look deelish! What a great photo! I can almost taste them…lovelove the combination of coconut and chocolate. I must say that they do look a little like they straddle the cupcake-muffin line a bit. That’s okay by me, since I like cupcakes too. :-)

  13. The tops of these look decidedly macaroonish, and I love macaroons. You may have just scratched an itch we didn’t know we had!

  14. Oh! Yum, yum, yum!!!! These look and sound SO good!
    I don’t know where I’d get coconut extract, though… I see that it’s optional but presumably it really ups the coconut taste. Would subbing coconut milk for soya milk work, do you think? I don’t want to mess around with your tested recipe unless you think it would work…

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