Banana & coconut muffins

cooked banana muffins sitting on a wire rack

Market ingredient: N/A 
Quick & easy
Deliciousness: Very banana-ry
Did The Beard like it? 

I don’t have a market ingredient this week, but what I did have was 2 overripe bananas that I just had to do something with. They were so ripe that they were giving off that all-pervading heady banana smell; too ripe to eat on their own. As I kid, I hated bananas and I think it was because of that same intense smell. Also I had (for some unknown reason) masses of shredded and dessicated coconut in the cupboard. I think I had intended, once upon a time, to make a coconut cake, but just forgot about it.

This is not my own recipe. I actually discovered it on epicurious this weekend and I think it’s a bit of a winner. Easy and tasty.

Ingredients for banana & coconut muffins

Makes 8

  • 1 ¼ cup plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • ¼ tspn salt
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar (I used raw caster sugar)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tspn vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • extra coconut for garnish

Banana muffin ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 190C
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Whisk together bananas, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and coconut in a large bowl until combined well. Fold in flour mixture until flour is just mixed through. Don’t over mix – muffins are supposed to be chunkier than cakes, so keep the mixture a little rough!
  4. Divide the batter amongst 8 muffin papers and sprinkle with the remaining coconut.
  5. Bake muffins for about 25 minutes until they are golden. To test if the muffin is ready, inset a bamboo skewer into the centre of 1 muffin. If the skewer comes out dry, the muffins are ready.
  6. Transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool.
  7. EAT!

Banana muffins before cooking cooked banana muffins sitting on a wire rack


6 thoughts on “Banana & coconut muffins

  1. i am 13 and have a muffin assignment coming up and i was going to make these for it because i love your website!!!! i was just wondering how much did it cost to make these ???????

    • Hi Morgan,

      Thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you like my blog!
      Ok, so regarding how much it cost to make, I’m not 100% sure as I already had a lot of these ingredients at home and the bananas were left overs that I was trying to use before they went off.

      But looking at what it might cost to make these if you had to buy all of the ingredients, you might end up spending $15? Sorry, it’s a bit difficult to estimate, I’m afraid. You could always leave out the coconut if you were trying to make it a bit cheaper…

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