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August 13, 2008

Five Kinds of Awesome or Banana Coconut Muffins

Filed under: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Fruit — Tags: , — bettylou79 @ 6:46 am

My husband described these muffins as “Five kinds of awesome.” Nate and I just sampled one of these muffins. Boy Howdy! Were they yummy! I couldn’t stop mmming! I don’t know about you but I get pretty bored with banana bread. I have 3 more bags of bananas all mashed and measured sitting in the freezer. Yes, I’m that organized! I love banana bread but I just get bored with it and always make a double batch so we can either freeze one loaf or give it away/take it to work. I saw this recipe on Bridget’s The Way the Cookie Crumbles blog. I couldn’t resist! The original source is

I strongly suggest you make these. I plan on bringing these to my next large gathering.

Banana Coconut Muffins


Active time: 10 min Start to finish: 45 min

Servings: Makes 8.

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 very ripe bananas, mashed (3/4 cup)
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Special equipment: a muffin tin with 8 (1/2-cup) muffin cups; paper liners


Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin cups with liners.Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together bananas, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and 1/2 cup coconut in a large bowl until combined well, then fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened.

Divide batter among lined muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut. Bake until muffins are puffed and golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer muffins to a rack and cool slightly.



  1. Those look so good…. and a good twist to the regular banana muffin.

    Comment by Maryanna — August 13, 2008 @ 7:03 am

  2. This is on my list to try out! I usually have leftover sweetened coconut so I’m waiting until I have a few coconut recipes ready to make in order to use up a bag! 🙂

    Comment by joelen — August 13, 2008 @ 8:22 am

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