Tropical Sunrise Muffins ~ Vegan!

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Time for this month’s Secret Recipe Club post! To review all my previous posts and read about them, you can check out here. I have enjoyed each and every post that I have been working on and this one was no different. Since I am moving for my vacation back home next month, I wanted to make sure that I participate in this month’s challenge. If you would love to join the challenge – which I would highly recommend! – then do hop on to their page and submit your blog. I am sure that you will enjoy the ride once you hop in… πŸ™‚


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This month I was assigned the blog, Cook with Sara. She is a Midwestern American blogger, who has been blogging for the past eight years, so you can imagine how much of a treasure trove her recipe index is! The very first recipe that tempted me to go ahead and I almost got to doing it was this cookie batter banana bread but then I reminded myself that last month, I did choose a cookie batter recipe and I could keep it to try for sometime later. πŸ˜€ Then I loitered around this easy melon breeze and even contemplated on these really easy sweet corn pizza, but then being the sweet tooth, I finally opted for these muffins. The name sounds very summery, right? πŸ™‚ And why not? It has a beautiful bust of bananas, mangoes and coconut and the streusel on top just made the muffin go to another level. I have adapted her recipe to make it vegan, considering I am stillΒ on my diet and believe me, the muffins didn’t disappoint! It was really moist, mildly sweet with lovely flavors and disappeared off the pan, so much that even my banana bread hater Rasha had a couple of them in one sitting – I feel the mango really masked the banana in it. πŸ™‚


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4.34 from 3 votes

Tropical Sunrise Muffins ~ Vegan!

Course Muffins
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tbsp milled flax mixed with 1 1/2 tbsp water (1/2 flax egg)
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp instant oats
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a 6-muffin pan or line it and set aside.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl and whisk well to combine.
  • In another bowl, whisk the coconut milk and flax egg well. Add to the dry ingredients and fold in.
  • Grind the mango and banana into a paste, you can leave a bit of bites. Add this to the mixture and fold in gently till fully moist.
  • Divide equally into the prepared muffin pan.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the struesel till well combined and sprinkle over the muffins.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes till a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing from the pan and cooling on the rack completely.
  • Serve with a cup of coffee!
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  1. Mango banana coconut kollamalloo. U are a triumphant vegan. I would have never survived this task in a non veg cooking family.
    Love that ur vacation count down has begun πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am still struggling after four months, enikalle ariyoo… πŸ˜€ Thank you so much Meenamma…

  2. Biny Anoop says:

    5 stars
    God Rafee… …love the recipe and i know it is difficult when it is exclusively vegan

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Biny…

  3. Wonderful looking muffins, I love that texture!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Adina…

  4. Tropical sunrise muffins! The title itself makes me feel good like fresh air! Loved all thats has gone into making these. Hats off to you for sticking to the vegan diet for so long! I would love to join the club but I am waiting to get at least 100 recipes in my blog and I am just a short of few! Love the color so vibrant with the backdrop of blue.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Even the muffins were like a whiff of air… hehe… Hope to see u soon in the club… thank you so much Fami dear…

  5. Lovely. That combo sounds great

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Febina…

  6. Love the ingredients in your muffin! And the name! I have some mangoes left and am now thinking of incorporating them in my cooking. The season is about to be over…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kanak…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sharvari…

  7. 3 stars
    Lovely Muffins Rafeeda.. Now I have to grab few mangoes before the season gets over..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Seena…

  8. These sound really good and I bet my kids would love them! Great SRC recipe!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Heather…

  9. lovely combo of flavours.. Can I have that?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, sure Veena…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot…

  10. I am so glad you liked these and that you were able to adapt them!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Really appreciate this lovely recipe, Sara…

  11. 5 stars
    Bananas, mango and coconut, what’s not to love? These are beautiful muffins that everyone would love, packed with oh so tempting tropical flavors. Can’t wait to give them a try!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jane, these were really fantastic!

  12. So refreshing and delicious. Loving this sunshine muffin. Love the addition of coconut milk here! πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anu… πŸ™‚

  13. THese look so delicious! Great SRC choice

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Anne…

  14. I love that they are vegan and the color is so beautiful! The tropical flavors sound amazing.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Tara…

  15. Delicious the topping too

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  16. These look delicious, love the tropical flavours!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Susan….

  17. Love the name of the muffin…. So pretty they look …ur vegan diet has brought out so many interesting recipes…good going

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  18. This is so perfect for breakfast instead of smoothies. But can you suggest anything to replace the banana? I’m allergic to it πŸ™

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I haven’t tried that myself, but from what I read, since banana is used here for flavor and the liquid part, you can increase the quantity of mango or maybe use applesauce. It may change the texture and flavor a bit though, there is no harm in trying, right? πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot for coming by Rimli…

  19. Yummm never tried using mangoes in baking. Are u gng back to india for your vacatiom?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, will move home next month… Thank you so much Nammi…

  20. Yum, muffins are one of my favorite breakfast options, and these look perfect. I love the fact that you veganized them, which is the type of diet I’ve been trying to follow. (Not easy when you were raised a meat-eater) I feel better health wise when I eat vegan though.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am on a vegan diet for medical reasons and yes, feeling much lighter than I would have felt otherwise, though would not advocate this as a total diet. Thank you so much April…

  21. I’m trying very hard to take vegan diet…… kudos to u… πŸ™‚ This tropical sunrise muffins looks so tempting and I love its texture…. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I would have never had this diet, had it not been for medication! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much Remya…

  22. A great breakfast for any summer morning.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Lauren…

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