Coconut Mocha Espresso Muffins

Rich mocha flavor doesn’t have to be reserved for sugar-filled treats. Satisfy your chocolate cravings while feeling good about what you’re putting in your body with this healthy muffin recipe from Chef Dan Churchill! We always love Dan’s recipes because he’s an expert at concocting delicious treats with good-for-you ingredients. You shouldn’t have to compromise feeling good for great taste! 

This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, and can be made vegan by swapping an egg substitute!

Chef Dan recommends topping the finished muffins with creamy coconut yogurt and cacao nibs.

The Recipe

Coconut Mocha Espresso Muffins

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes


Try this muffin recipe from Chef Dan that’s not only good for you, but is also full of decadent mocha and espresso flavor! Prefer just mocha? You can easily swap in our Coconut Mocha Creamer for the coffee for an extra creamy boost. (Makes 12 standard size muffins)


  1. ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  2. ½ cup coconut sugar or maple syrup
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 TB fresh strong-brewed Dark Roast Super Grounds or espresso
  5. ¼ cup maple syrup
  6. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1 ½ cups whole wheat (or gluten-free all-purpose) flour OR 1 cup finely-ground blanched almond meal and ½ cup oat flour or buckwheat flour OR 1 ½ cups 1:1 gluten-free flour blend
  8. ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  9. 1 tsp baking powder
  10. 1 tsp Dark Roast or Mocha Super Grounds, ground to a fine powder
  11. ½ tsp salt
  12. ¾ cup Coconut Mocha Super Coffee OR Coconut Mocha Super Creamer

Optional, for topping

  1. Dark chocolate shavings or cacao nibs
  2. Coconut yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a muffin tin with baking spray or line with muffin liners. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, strong brewed coffee or espresso, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.
  3. In a separate, smaller bowl, combine whole wheat flour (or GF swap), cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, Super Grounds, and salt. 
  4. Into the large bowl, add half of your dry flour mixture to the large bowl with your wet ingredients, followed by half of the Coconut Mocha Super Coffee or Creamer, then the remaining flour and finally the remaining Coconut Mocha Super Coffee or Creamer, stirring well after each addition.
  5. Fill muffin tin until each well is ⅔ full and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean and muffins are risen. Set aside to fully cool, then add toppings as desired.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


Serving Size

1 muffin



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Written by Dan Churchill

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