Mango, Coconut & Carrot Spice Muffins

1 1/4 cups shredded carrot
1/2 cup cubed mango
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon mace
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or line 20 wells in a muffin tin. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and all of the spices. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, oil, sugar, applesauce and vanilla. Pour into the dry mixture and mix thoroughly. Fold in the carrots, coconut and mango. Fill each well 3/4 of the way full and bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the center muffin comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

My thoughts:

These are super moist and flavorful muffins. The combination of fruits, vegetables and spices might seem odd, but it totally works, I promise! These muffins also freeze well, we like to make a batch on the weekends and then freeze the rest in a single layer. They defrost really quickly once you take them out of the freezer without any change to the texture or flavor.


  1. I’m definitely going to make these. We have a bounty of ripe mangoes right now and I really don’t want to waste them.

  2. with mango mm very good troppo buono

  3. These sound wonderfuly. Moist and full of spice. Mmmm.

  4. Looks like I dropped by just in time for these delectable treats. They sound wonderful!

  5. hungryandfrozen

    They sound utterly delicious 🙂 will have to try that when mangoes are in season!

  6. I can only imagine what this will smell like in the oven. Yum.

  7. I love that there is no sugar in this recipe. I’ll definitely give them a try.

  8. Rachel – have you ever used w.w. pastry flour? Then you can use 100% w.w. and the muffins don’t come out too heavy.

  9. I’ll have to give that a try!

  10. These muffins sound devine. I think I may give them a try…

  11. Julie Julie Bo Boolie

    I have a mango in the fridge I had no idea how to use up. now I know 🙂 Thanks!