Preheat oven to 400F (205C). Prepare muffin tin.
Stift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Add the coconut, mixing to combine well.
In a bowl, add milk, butter and egg; beat with fork to mix well.
Make a well in centre of flour mixture; pour in milk mixture all at once. Stir quickly just until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not beat. Batter will be lumpy.
Fill muffin cups no more than half full.
Bake 20-25 minutes, or until light golden brown.