Ube Muffins Recipe

This purple Pinoy favorite makes these muffins extra special.

All you need to make these delicious purple muffins? Ube halaya! It’s a Pinoy favorite that can make any dish extra festive. 

Ube Muffins Recipe

Roselle Miranda
This purple Pinoy favorite makes these muffins extra special.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 12


Ube Muffins Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup ube halaya divided
  • 1/4 Cup fresh milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ube flavoring
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Cup honey
  • 1/2 Cup All-purpose cream
  • 2 Cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Butter to serve
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 Cup cake flour
  • 1/4 Cup Butter cold, cut into small pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350?F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan.
  • Make ube swirl: Mix 1/2 c. ube halaya and milk together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Mix 1 cup ube halaya, flavoring, oil, eggs, honey, and cream in a large bowl. Sift flour and baking powder over wet ingredients. Add salt. Using a spatula, fold dry mixture into wet until just combined. Scoop mixture into prepared pans. Spoon a teaspoon of the ube swirl mixture on top. Using a toothpick, swirl into the batter.
  • Make topping: In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, coconut, and flour. Using a fork, press butter into the sugar mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle muffins with topping.
  • Bake muffins until a toothpick emerges cleanly from the pan, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack until cool enough to touch. Remove muffins from pan, and serve while warm with butter on the side. Recipe originally published in the July 2017 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines.
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