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Orange Coconut Muffin (Queijadinha de Laranja)

Queijadinha de Laranja (Orange Coconut Muffins) is a five-ingredient, quick, gluten-free gooey (not fluffy) muffin that only requires mixing the ingredients together at one time by hand and then baking. It is super moist and tasty!
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 16


  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk 14 oz
  • 4 large room temperature egg yolks
  • 3 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line a standard-size muffin baking pan with baking cups (or a mini muffin pan, if desired).
  • In a medium to large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well by hand until obtaining an homogeneous mixture (about 30 strokes). This will help prevent mixture from tasting eggy.
  • Using an ice cream scooper (or a cookie scooper if making mini muffins), fill the baking cups 3/4 full, clean away any drips, and bake for about 20 minutes (standard-size muffins) or 13 minutes (mini muffins). Remove from oven, place baking pan on a rack, and let queijadinhas cool completely. Enjoy! Yield: About 16 standard-size or 48 mini.

Recipe Notes

1. STORAGE: Store queijadinhas in an airtight container or ziploc bag at room temperature. Consume within 2-3 days.
2. Queijadinha is a kind of baked goodie that originated in Portugal, and is popular in Brazil. There are many types of "queijadinhas", but the traditional one is prepared with grated coconut, cheese, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks. As you can see, my type doesn't take cheese, butter, and sugar!
3. If you would like to add 1 or 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese to our recipe, go ahead. It will make our queijadinha de laranja a bit less sweet. As for me, I prefer mine as it is!
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