Coconut muffins with chocolate frosting – paleo

coconut muffins with chocolate frosting

A new semester of uni started and all I need is some brain food. So I decided to create some filling paleo muffins with a delicious gut healing chocolate frosting. To make these muffins not only especially tasty but also healthy, I sneaked in two ingredients: zucchini to get some greens and an extra moist dough and some pea protein for extra protein.

Normally, frostings are known for being high in calories, containing a lot of sugar and fat. THIS frosting is quite the opposite. Probiotic coconut yoghurt is great for gut health and gras-fed high quality gelatin has a lot of benefits including being good for your bones, joints, hair and skin. Raw cacao is rich in antioxidants and a great substitute to coffee to help you stay awake and energize.

Coconut muffins with chocolate frosting

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 muffins
Calories 463 kcal


  • 20 g almond four/Mandelmehl
  • 10 g coconut flour/Kokosmehl
  • 10 g plantain flour/Bananenmehl or any other starchy flour (tigernut, rice, millet, buckwheat etc.)/oder ein anderes stärkehaltiges Mehl (Erdmandel, Reis, Hirse, Buchweizen etc.)
  • 5 g pea protein/Erbsenprotein or more flour/oder mehr Mehl
  • 10 g raw cacao powder/Rohkakao or unsweetened cacao powder/oder ungesüsstes Kakaopulver
  • 10 g shredded coconut/Kokosraspeln
  • 50 g grated zuchini/geriebene Zuchini
  • 1 egg/Ei
  • 100 ml almond milk/Mandelmilch
  • 5 g baking powder/Backpulver
  • baking soda/Natron
  • sweetener of choice/Süße nach Wahl


  • 50 g coconut yoghurt/Kokosjoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon/TL raw cacao powder/Rohkakao
  • vanilla/Vanille
  • 5 g coconut butter/Kokosmus
  • 5 g gelatin/Gelatine optional


  1. Preheat the oven at 180' C top- and bottom-heat./Den Ofen auf 180 Grad Ober-/Unterhitze vorheizen.

  2. Mix the dry ingredients for the muffins with the egg yolk, zucchini and nut milk./Die trockenen Zutaten für die Muffins mit dem Eigelb, der Zucchini und der Nussmilch verrühren.

  3. Whisk the egg white until stiff and fold into the dough./Das Eiklar steif schlagen und unterheben.

  4. Bake for about 25-30 minutes./Für etwa 25-30 Minuten backen.

  5. Mix the ingredients for the frosting and put on muffins after they have cooled down./Die Zutaten für das Frosting verrühren und auf die ausgekühlten Muffins geben.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information/Nährwerte:

469 calories

17,5g c I 33,1g p I 26,6 f

for 1 muffin:

78 calories

2,9g c I 5,5g p I 4,4g f

Product recommendations:

almond flour/Mandelmehl*

coconut flour/Kokosmehl*

plantain flour/Bananenmehl*

raw cacao/Rohkakao*

pea protein/Erbsenprotein*

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