This is just one of those recipes where you don’t need to change a thing. These Banana Coconut Muffins makes for a perfect nibble alongside your tea and a combination of banana and coconut takes you to a warm afternoon on the beach, if nothing else, in your head.
Still, if you’re in the mood to go beyond the original recipe, I have a few variations that I can recommend:
– Throw in some nuts. Pecans would be a great choice.
– Banana and coconut both pair superbly with chocolate and adding chocolate chips could be a good idea too.
– My favorite one: Give it a brown sugar topping along with toasted coconut.
– Roast your bananas before adding them to the batter for a lovely caramelized flavor.
– Almond would pair nicely. Adding half a teaspoon of almond essence to the batter and flaked almonds on top would these even more presentable
– Make it banana crunch muffin with a streusel topping.
– And finally, I recommend dried blueberries or cranberries.
The ideas are endless and my Muffin Monday bakers have some pretty great ones too. So be sure to check out their delicious posts.
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed (3/4 cup)
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 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 ½ 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 ¼ cup coconut. Bake until muffins are puffed and golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer muffins to a rack and cool slightly.
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53 Responses to Muffin Monday: Banana Coconut Muffins
These look lovely. I can’t wait to try these again with that streusel topping :)
Oh my coconut and banana, yum! I love all these flavors and can;t wait to make these when S is here next week on spring break.
Your banana coconut muffins look fabulous. I have some bananas I need to do something with and was thinking about making some muffins, so seeing your recipe is great timing :D
These look and sound delicious :) I think bananas and coconuts are a great combo ~ Thanks for sharing! I’ve gotta try these soon they seem quite easy to make!
Lovely. These look divine and all of your suggestions so great as well. I am sitting here thinking I have no idea which one I want to try because I want them all.
great idea to combine the sweetness of banana and savory and crispy of flaked coconut, I will choose adding my fav dried berry fruits for another variations
The addition of coconut to the banana muffins sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try these!
Great tropical combo here-yum! I am sure the original recipe is delicious, however, your suggestions really do intrigue. The roasting bananas is definitely something I would try with these. Tasty picture of of all these coconutty gems!
Sounds and looks delicious!!! Banana-coconut is one of my favorite flavor combos.
I love coconut and banana together, a little topical flair for a Monday morning! Loks delish!!
I can’t resist good muffins, and those look quite good! My favorite part: all the coconut shreds on top! :)
Bananas and coconut… awesome combination! Makes me think of something you can eat on a tropical island. :)
I haven’t had coconut in such a long time! But suddenly it seems like just what I want!
Gorgeous muffins! I love anything with banana and coconut – it make it feel so tropical. Perfect for this week since we’re supposed to hit 80 degrees!
Pecans would take these waaaay over the top!
Love muffin mondays!! These sound incredible as usual!
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Thanks Lacy! You’re too sweet.
I adore anything with coconut! These muffins look super delicious!
Lovely! Thanks for sharing your recipe and for throwing in some suggestions. I’d definitely add in some pecans when I’ll make these muffins :)
Beautiful round up amazing looking muffins. A tropical fare this time you have An. Love the flavours. A dash of rum perhaps would be any good?
i’m going to make these again with coconut, i have banana sitting in the kitchen slowly ripening! i love banana muffins :)
I adore banana and coconut together, and these muffins look like a perfect sweet treat :) Wonderfully done.
Tropical paradise for breakfast! Yum :D
These muffins look seriously delicious!
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What a great combo…you’re right, they sounds perfect as is! Makes me feel like summertime!
This muffin makes me want a cocktail with an umbrella in it! It’s like a vacation muffin :)
Put coconut in anything, and I’m a fan! These muffins look fantastic!!!
REmember that song… “Yes, we have no bananas
We have-a no bananas today”. I have way to many bananas on my counter and should probably make these muffins soon.
Well not beach, Its raining here and I would love to have it with my evening tea.
That’s a great idea to roast the bananas before adding them to the batter. I’ll try that next time! :D
The originals look wonderful enough, then you go and give us so many delicious options! What to bake!? What to bake!?
Looks tasty! And, I like all the mix-in ideas.
These look beautiful! Def know how I’ll be using my ripe bananas. Thanks for sharing!
Mmm Banana and Coconut. What a great combination of flavors to match the wonderful weather we’ve been having. These would be a great way to start the day :D
I love anything with bananas, love when it is complimented with coconuts! Beautiful! Hugs, Terra
Oh..that basket of muffins looks so beautiful..banana, coconut in muffin is good combo!
Tropical muffins! I could see this rum infused or something…. Mmmmhhhh
Mmm…. love the coconut banana combo! And they look so pretty with the coconut on top! Definitely don’t want to mess with this one :)
Love this combo! Definitely delicious!
Banana and coconut combo sounds fabulous in a muffin. Love the picture of the muffins in a basket.
Ooh, gorgeously tropical. I’m thinking maybe some macadamias in here too!
Love the aroma of roasted and baked coconut (that is, until it starts to burn… :P)
I made Chocolate-Coconut muffins last month from some site; will try these Banana-Coconut too.
Thanks for sharing so many variation ideas!
Funny, I did banana muffins this week too! Yours look awesome!!!
I love anything and everything coconut. That looks so yummy :D
Looks great. I like the combinations of banana and coconut! Will definitely give it a try!!
These look great… I am not a big fan of coconut but my husband would love them – especially if I threw in a handful of walnuts or pecans :) Thanks for sharing!
Bookmarked and pinned and need to try this. All your suggestions sounds so good that my muffins will be crazy (which means I will incorporate everything into one muffin. haha). I love coconut and banana is always in the house. Perfect recipe for me!
Lovely effect by garnishing the muffins with shredded coconut. I quite like your alternate recommendations too – pecans! (Yes, please). These are wonderful, sweet flavors just perfect for muffin making.
What a combination, banana and coconut, it’s so tropical…!!!
Those look so delicious! Two of my favorite flavors combined!
These sound delicious!! I love the idea of a brown sugar topping.
Not sure how I missed these delicious muffins. I could eat these every week.
Wow very good work. My best from all baked muffins
Thank u monday muffin team