Goji Berry Toasted Coconut Cupcakes

Goji Berry Toasted Coconut Cupcakes recipe.

Enjoy the health benefits of the goji berry in cupcake form!


For the cupcakes
2 tea bags goji berry green tea
3/4cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk
1cup all-purpose flour
1cup cake flour (3/4 cup flour + 1/4 cup cornstarch)
1/2teaspoon coarse salt
4tablespoons vegan butter-- softened
3/4cup dark brown sugar
1teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2cup soy yogurt
1cup toasted unsweetened coconut divided
For the frosting
3 1/2cups powdered sugar
2tablespoons vegan butter softened
3tablespoons almond milk
1/2cup freeze-dried goji berries finely ground into a powder


  1. Pre heat oven to 350.
  2. In a small sauce pan over medium heat warm milk until steaming and add tea bags.
  3. Steep for 15 minutes and wring tea bags out then toss the used bags.
  4. Set milk aside to cool.
  5. In a medium bowl combine flours through salt- whisk.
  6. In a small saute pan over low-medium heat add coconut and toast until fragrant and pieces begin to turn golden brown- stir frequently, careful not to burn. Set aside.
  7. In the bowl of a mixer cream butter & sugar.
  8. Add yogurt a 1/4 cup at a time until well mixed.
  9. Stir in vanilla extract.
  10. On stir speed add the flour and milk to the sugar alternating between the flour & milk starting and ending with flour  – careful not to over mix.
  11. Add a 1/2 cup of toasted coconut and mix until just combined.
  12. Line a 12 cup cupcake pan with liners.
  13. Add about 1/3 cup of batter to each liner.
  14. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or when the top is touched there is a slight give.
  15. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

To make the icing

  1. Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer on medium – high speed until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Frost the cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Recipe courtesy of Heather Poire, the creator, recipe developer & photographer behind the blog Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes has a passion for sharing with the world how tasty and amazing vegan food can be with an emphasis on supporting local farms & businesses.