Eggless Mango Coconut Muffins

January 3, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Eggless Mango Coconut Muffins

Eggless Mango Coconut Muffins are so soft, superbly flavourful and undoubtedly the perfect summer time muffins. Have you ever tried baking cakes or muffins with fresh mango? You can use ripe mango puree, chopped mangoes or both. For this recipe I use both as you want a burst of mango flavour with each bite.


What is a Mango?

Mango is a juicy stone fruit (drupe). Yes, though we all say mango seed, its actually called a stone. Undoubtedly India is the world’s biggest supplier of mangoes. Having said that, a visit to Carrefour in Dubai (my first visit to UAE), I was totally baffled at the variety of fruits that were sold. When we came to the mango side, you name the variety and it was there. Sitting pretty at the far end were apple mangoes from Kenya. Why sitting at the far end? Well, not because they were the cheapest but the most expensive!

Mango Season

Its mango season in Kenya and most people just love to have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and in between. Its like anytime is mango time. Kenya is blessed with a few varieties of mangoes such as boribo, dodo and apple mango being the most famous. Most of the mangoes are grown in the coastal area. While bribe is generally lemony yellow in colour and a bit fibrous, apple mango is orangish and with hardly much fibre. Boribo is good for salads, cooking with and making refreshing juices. Apple mango is my choice for desserts and enjoying them on their own.  Unripe Dodo is generally preferred for pickles, the famous Mombasa aachar (pieces of mango are dried and sugar coated). Enjoy unripe dodo with some salt and chilli powder.

What do you make when all the mangoes ripen together? Eggless Mango Coconut Muffins of course 🙂

While I wouldn’t mind having aamras (thick mango juice) everyday, hubby wanted a tea time treat. Eggless Mango Coconut Muffins got on the list as I also wanted to take fresh and better clicks to redo this post. I had a few empty plates from my neighbor when she shared some paneer parathas with me a few days ago. I so believe in not handing back an empty plate (or any utensil) to my neighbor. Her son loves muffins and so that is the third reason I baked them. The first time I made these muffins I used plain flour and also didn’t add chopped mangoes. However, over time recipes get a new makeover with a few adjustments here and there.

Mango Recipes:

If you don’t want to bake muffins (but seriously you’ve got to try them), then there are so many other ways you can use mangoes.

Starter Dishes:

Breakfast Options:

Main Meal:

  • Mango Curry or Keri nu Shaak is my all time favorite.
  • Kalyani makes Mango Rice using raw mango and curry leaves. This is one recipe I’m going to try out soon as it does sound really delicious.


As Chutney:


As a Drink:

  • Looking for a slushy type of smoothie to enjoy as a snack in between meals? Try Mango Orange Smoothie.




Mangoes and Dieting:

Quite a few dietitians will ask you to keep away from mangoes, claiming that its a fattening fruit. Seriously! I’ve yet to come across a fruit that is not good for health. Given a choice between mango and an Indian sweet, mango is the most obvious choice. Rich in dietary fibre, rich in beta carotene and low in calories.

Ingredients required for Eggless Mango Coconut Muffins:

  • Wheat Flour -known also as atta, best to use the wheat flour that is for rotis or Indian flatbread. Can replace it with plain flour.
  • Ripe Mangoes – chopped and freshly pureed to add to the batter. Try and puree the mango without adding water.
  • Desiccated Coconut – use unsweetened.
  • Sugar – I have used refined sugar. Brown sugar or jaggery would change the color of the muffins.
  • Baking Powder – as a leavening agent
  • Soda Bicarbonate – also known as baking soda, as a leavening agent
  • Salt – to bring out the sweetness of the mangoes.
  • Milk – for vegan friendly muffins replace dairy milk with vegan friendly milk or water.
  • Almonds – chopped, optional or can use any nuts of your choice.
  • Oil – any vegetable or coconut oil.
  • Cardamom Powder – this spice pairs very well with mangoes but you can replace it with cinnamon or ginger powder.
  • Vinegar – use a good quality vinegar like apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar. Since these muffins are eggless, the vinegar when it reacts with soda bicarbonate creates bubbles which contributes to the soft and airy crumb.


Dietary Tips:

  • Vegetarian
  • Eggfree
  • For  Vegan friendly muffins, replace dairy milk with vegan milk or water.

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Fresh, aromatic, fragrant, tropical flavoured mango coconut muffins make a wonderful tea time treat or dessert.
4.39 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian
Servings 12 medium muffins


  • cups wheat flour
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda bicarbonate
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh mango puree
  • ½ cup chopped ripe mango
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup almonds roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp good quality vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Line a muffin tray or moulds with paper cups.
  • Sieve flour, salt, baking powder, soda bicarbonate and cardamom powder together into a bowl. Mix in the coconut and chopped almonds.
  • In another bowl, add mango puree, oil, milk, sugar and vinegar.
  • Whisk the mixture for a few minutes.
  • Add flour mixture to the liquid mixture. Mix till the flour becomes wet. Don't over mix.
  • Add chopped mango and mix gently.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared moulds or tray. Fill each one ¾ of the way with the batter.
  • Bake for 20 -25 minutes or till done. Insert a toothpick, skewer or knife into the middle of a muffin. If it comes out clean, they are done.
  • Remove them from the oven and let the muffins cool for five minutes in the tray or moulds.
  • Remove the muffins from the tray or moulds and let them cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve as a tea time snack or as dessert with some vanilla ice cream.


  • If you do not like cardamom, replace it with cinnamon or ginger powder. 
  • Can top the muffins with fresh cream and tiny pieces of mango to serve as a dessert.
  • For vegan friendly muffins replace the dairy milk with a vegan friendly milk or water.
  • Serve the muffins with vanilla ice cream.
Keyword baked, coconut, eggfree, eggless, flavourful, fresh fruit, mango, moist, muffins, tropical

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  • Namrata

    January 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Oh those look yummmy!! I want some!!!!

    1. Bless my food by Payal

      July 18, 2020 at 10:55 am

      5 stars
      As the mango season is still on, there’s hardly any foodies who would have skipped a recipe using mangoes… especially when such a delectable recipe one comes across. Excellent.

      1. mayurisjikoni

        July 19, 2020 at 3:08 pm

        Thanks Shailender. Best to make full use of fresh mangoes while the season lasts.

  • Mayuri's jikoni

    January 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    what the muffins or the mangoes? I can bake the muffins when I come to bangalore. The mangoes…. sorry, you need to come here.

  • Shreena

    May 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Just read this recipe and though perfect – I have the ingredients already! Muffins are in the oven now…. fingers crossed!

  • Sona S

    May 23, 2015 at 3:13 am

    These mango muffins look yummy.. love the texture of these muffins..

  • Shobha

    May 23, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Mango flavoured muffins must be tasting Divine.. I love the mango flavour . Never tried in cakes..

  • Maha Gadde

    May 24, 2015 at 1:19 am

    I love any thing vth mango…yummy cupcakes.

  • Swathi Iyer

    May 24, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Mango muffin looks delicious perfect treat.

  • sushma

    October 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Love anything with mangoes. Good one.

  • Freda Dias

    October 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Love mango flavored cake and these look spot on !

  • I Camp in my Kitchen

    October 24, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Oh yumm! Muffins look scrumptious and flavor of cardamom must be pairing so well with mangoes!

  • Pavani N

    October 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    What yummy muffins with mango Mayuri. They look delicious.

  • Priya Suresh

    October 24, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Anything with mangoes are my weakness, would love to enjoy this muffins during anytime of the day.

  • Jagruti

    October 24, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    In these muffins all the flavours are favourite of mine, I just need masala chai and I am a happy soul:)

  • Archana Potdar

    October 25, 2017 at 10:14 am

    OMG! Muffins look yummy Mayuri. How I will love to grab some of them. loved reading about the delicious mangoes at your place.

  • Sapana Behl

    October 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Mango is my favorite in baked goodies. Looks so PERFECTLY BAKED and yummy.

  • jayashree

    October 26, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Wow! These look so good. Anything with mangoes for me

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks Jayashree.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks Sapana.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Archana we'll have to wait for zapping technology where food can be transported in seconds 😉

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I too love mango and cardamom flavor.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Easy to bake Priya, try them when you get some mangoes.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks Pavani

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    They do Priya… the house smells so good whenever I bake them.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks Freda.

  • Mayuri Patel

    October 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks Sushma.

  • Preethicuisine

    July 18, 2020 at 1:53 am

    5 stars
    Mango coconut muffins looks delectable. A perfect treat for all mango lovers.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 19, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi.

  • Uma Srinivas

    July 21, 2020 at 2:29 am

    5 stars
    Mango Muffins sounds interesting. I agree mango coconut muffins make a wonderful tea time treat or dessert.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 21, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you so much Uma. With whipped cream it tastes so good.

  • Rafeeda – The Big Sweet Tooth

    July 21, 2020 at 9:32 am

    5 stars
    Each time I get my hand on mangoes, I want to cook or bake with it, but usually it finished getting eaten. Hehe… I have tried butter cake with mango but these muffins with those mango bites and coconut gives that truly tropical feel!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 21, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      It sure does give the muffins a tropical taste, thanks Rafeeda.

  • Lata Lala

    July 22, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    5 stars
    Mango season and everyone is making most of it. Muffins with mango and coconut sounds super duper combination Mayuri.
    Coconut being my super favorite trying this recipe for sure.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 23, 2020 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much Lata. Please share a click when you try the muffins.

  • Vandana

    July 22, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    5 stars
    Wow these muffins look so delicious. Mango is my favorite fruit so I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 23, 2020 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks Vandana and enjoy when you bake the muffins.

  • Sandhya Nadkarni

    July 22, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    5 stars
    Those muffins look amazing Mayuri! I like the combination of mangoes and coconut! Yum!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 23, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya.

  • Vanitha Bhat

    July 23, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    5 stars
    Yummy muffins dear! With mangoes and coconut, it looks and I am sure tastes like a tropical dessert! Love that it is eggless! Bookmarking this to make soon!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 23, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you so much Vanitha. Please share a click when you try them.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    July 24, 2020 at 3:15 am

    5 stars
    This muffin speaks all tropical and reminds me of our Caribbean vacation. Love the flavor of coconut with mango. With the availability of mango puree year around here, I have to give it a try soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 24, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Sandhya and yes you’re lucky you get mango puree, so go on please try the recipe.

  • amrita

    July 24, 2020 at 8:42 am

    5 stars
    Mango coconut muffin is a perfect tea time accompaniment … I like the way you have used two tropical flavors and along with mango puree addition of mango chunks will definitely make it delicious

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 24, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much Amrita.

  • Seema Sriram

    July 24, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    5 stars
    These mango muffins look so scrumptious, I may not stop at one. I was happy to read about mango season for Kenya. Looks like you have some exciting varieties there to try.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 26, 2020 at 12:10 am

      Thank you Seema, the mango variety may not be like in India but what few we get, yes we’re happy using them in various dishes.

  • Lathiya

    July 25, 2020 at 12:11 am

    5 stars
    Both coconut and mango are my favorite and these muffins looks delicious. I love to try this for my kids and my self.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 26, 2020 at 12:07 am

      Thanks Lathiya, please do try out the recipe.

  • Padma Veeranki

    July 25, 2020 at 1:31 am

    5 stars
    Mango and coconut is such a killer combination….Muffins looks super moist and delicious with the right texture!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 26, 2020 at 12:07 am

      Thank you so much Padma. Delicious they definitely are.

  • Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

    July 25, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Mango and coconut, a killer combo for any recipe! I simply adore these flavours in any exotic recipe and these muffins are simply gorgeous. Happy to read about Kenyan mangoes too, which we do not get here.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 26, 2020 at 12:06 am

      Thank you so much Jagruti. Perhaps one day they will start selling Kenyan mangoes in UK.


    July 26, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    5 stars
    Wow. what a flavorful combination you have selected, mango and coconut. Both together is always so delectable treat and love the chopped mango slices on the top. Wish you were my neighbor so I can also get few.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 26, 2020 at 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much Narmadha and I wish I could have shared the muffins with you.

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