Vegan Coconut Orange “Mug-fins”

While I have yet to master the art of baking, and have limited kitchen supplies in my little Hawaiian bungalow, these wholesome vegan treats turned out to be surprisingly delicious. They are not meant to be sweet-better as a breakfast food when your taste buds are less judgemental in an “I want sugar” kind of way.

Please bare with my use of mugs for muffin tins and funny measurements (again limited kitchen utensils). We enjoyed these for breakfast with some vegan butter spread and a little jam.


  1. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 1/4  cup flaked coconut
  3. 1 tbsp. orange zest
  4. 1 tsp. baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp. salt
  6. 2 tbsp. honey
  7. 3 tbsp. ground flax seeds (you can grind whole seeds in a coffee grinder) mixed with 3 tbsp. water
  8. 1 tbsp. applesauce
  9. 1/4 cup water
  10. 1/4 cup soy milk
  11. 4 tbsp. orange juice
  12. 1/4 cup flaked coconut for sprinkling on top


Turn your oven on to 350 degrees. Butter or oil your mugs or muffin tins.

In a large bowl mix all the “dry” ingredients together. In another bowl mix all the “wet” ingredients. Slowly add the wet to the dry. Spoon batter into your mugs or tins, then sprinkle the tops with coconut.

Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. I baked mine for 30 minutes because the batter was divided into only 4 large mugs. If you use a standard muffin tin, this recipe should make approx. 12 muffins and will only need about 20 minutes in the oven. You be the judge.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alicia
    Apr 24, 2010 @ 00:09:43


    I love that you used mugs to bake in. Great idea! I also love that these are oil free. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

    Is it safe to assume that you also try to use little or no oil? I would love to read a post from you on the reasons why if you think it would be interesting to others.



    • aimeeshealthyliving
      Apr 24, 2010 @ 03:03:09

      While I do cook with oil (mostly coconut, olive and sesame) I do like to let the extra fat go sometimes too! I will certainly be experimenting with more oil-free treats in the future:) Glad you enjoyed!


  2. Sam
    Apr 24, 2010 @ 01:47:11

    I like the name – “mugfins.” 😀


  3. Kally
    Apr 24, 2010 @ 06:21:29

    Cool! How incredibly creative all the way around. And with no tins to clean. Sounds yummy. Van you lucky dog. ; )


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