Paleo Lemon-Coconut Muffins

Here’s a hot-out-of-the-oven paleo muffin recipe filled with the sunny goodness of lemons and tropical shredded coconut to shake your taste buds right out of their winter doldrums.

It’s March already…and apparently, Old Man Winter hasn’t gotten the memo.

With spring just a little over 2 weeks away the cold weather is hanging on tight here in the US with plenty of sleet and snow all over the place.

Well, these little muffins are guaranteed to brighten your day no matter how dreary it looks outside your window.

The citrus trees are already loaded up here in Arizona with early spring fruit, so one of my friends at work hooked me up with a big bag of fruit. She knows I love anything lemon and I was thrilled to take them off her hands to whip up this super-simple paleo recipe.


I think you’re really going to like these. They’re a simple, sweet treat you can enjoy practically guilt-free because they’re sweetened with just a little bit of raw honey.

They make a perfect grab-n-go snack, or surprise the kids’ with a bright yellow muffin in their brown-bag lunch. Double the recipe if you like – they’ll freeze well in an air-tight container.

And just one quick baking tip…these will pop out nice and pretty for you if you use either a greased muffin pan or silicone tin liners. I tested a few with paper liners and they stuck to the wrappers more than I’d like, but of course, the muffins still tasted excellent.

Try this easy paleo recipe for an early taste of spring – especially good I discovered with a spoonful of paleo raspberry jam!

paleo lemon coconut muffins recipe

Paleo Lemon-Coconut Muffins Recipe

by Trina
Delcious lemon-coconut paleo and gluten-free muffins. Ideal for a breakfast muffin, or bake for a healthy anytime snack!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 muffins


  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup of raw honey
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice plus the zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350º F
  • In a small bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together
  • In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients
  • Now pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl, and stir into a batter
  • Let batter set for a few minutes, then stir it again
  • Grease a muffin tin or use silicone muffin liners (paper liners not recommended) and fill each well or cup about two-thirds full
  • Bake about 18-23 minutes. Test for doneness > insert toothpick into muffin center; if it comes out clean they’re done
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword lemon, coconut, muffin, easy recipe

Join the Conversation

  1. Anonymous says:

    I only have coconut flour (Nutiva brand) and no almond flour, but would love to try these lemon muffins since they have no other ingredients (like xanthum gum) I’m trying to avoid.
    Can I just use coconut flour for this recipe (e.g. substitute almond flour with extra coconut flour)?

    1. You can try, but I haven’t made them that way so not sure how they would come out.

  2. Yummy! I’m eating one now, fresh from the oven. I added 1/3 cup of blueberries. Great!

    1. Awesome…great idea to add blueberries…I’ll have to try that! Thanks so much for your comment :)

      1. Can I substitute maple syrup for the honey?

        1. I would think so, but haven’t tried. Let me know how it goes if you give it a go.

  3. These muffins just made my day! Now I’m debating whether to hide them before my kids get home from school. :) Thanks so much. you are making this paleo change much easier for me and my family.

    1. Hi Kelli, I’m so happy to hear you like the recipe! It’s a good one! And thank you for your kind words. It’s people like you that keep me motivated to keep it up! :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Trina,

    I was looking for a lemon friand recipe and I came across you website. I have started to cook paleo food for a week now. I am eating the same portions, maybe more because they are so yummy, and I immediately noticed I do not get bloated after a meal.

    I made this paleo lemon-coconut muffins and I love them, YUM!! I am now browsing through your other recipes and this will be my go-to paleo recipes.

    Thank you and I am very inspired to persevere in my paleo journey.


    1. Mel, I’m so happy you found us! I hope the paleo lifestyle works for you. It has been life changing for me and I will never look back! Good luck!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is the coconut oil measurement for melted coconut oil or when it’s more solid? Thanks

  6. Full fat coconut milk? I’m sorry for my lack of ignorance, do you mean the canned coconut milk (in which I let it sit in the fridge?) or just sweetened coconut milk, like the Silk brand?
    Would you please explain, Ty.

    1. Nota, It is the unsweetened coconut milk in a can. I should have been more clear. It is wonderful for baking! :)

  7. for some reason I am not able to open any of the links to the recipes on your site :(? is it down temporarily?

    1. Sorry Amanda…seems to be working OK for me at the moment…might’ve been a temporary server glitch or something. Let me know if you’re still having problems.

  8. OOOO! Adding poppyseeds to this for SURE!

  9. Nice a new try. The paleo lemon pound cake is great, proving to be a great item, now need to get the middle from falling so bad. Any ideas!

  10. Tricia this is a good one to try.

  11. Lime perhaps ? Renee Croft Pitcher

  12. Nadirah this looks good

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