If you love coconut then you will love these Banana Coconut Muffins. It’s a fun little change to the typical banana bread. The crunch from the coconut on the top is so good too.
First of all, you need some really ripe bananas. The riper the better.
Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt while mixing the other ingredients (other than the coconut) in a separate bowl. Combine the ingredients and mix, then add the 1 cup of the coconut.
Mix but don’t over-mix. If you mix muffins too much they end up with a cone shape on top. The perfect muffin should be nice and round.
Be careful when scooping them into the tins because even scooping the muffins can be mixing it a little too.
Add the coconut on top after it’s in the tins. I’ve tried sweetened and unsweetened coconut and they were both delicious.
Watch the timer carefully because one day 18 minutes was enough and the next day it took 20 minutes to bake.
Eat them nice and warm, cool them down, store for up to 3 days on the counter, refrigerate them up to 2 weeks or freeze them up to 2 months. However you want to eat them, they taste great.
Banana Coconut Muffins
1 ¼ cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
¼ tsp. Salt
¾ cups mashed ripe Bananas
⅓ cup Brown Sugar
⅓ cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
⅓ tsp. Coconut Extract
¼ tsp. Almond Extract (optional)
1 ½ cups Shredded Coconut (sweetened or not sweetened)
1-Make sure you have all the ingredients and clean your work area.
2-Turn the oven on to 350 degrees.
3-Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set it aside.
4-In a larger bowl smash the bananas then add the sugars, extracts, egg and mix well.
5-Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and fold it in until it’s just mixed.
6-Fold in 1 cup of the coconut.
7-Line 12 muffin tins or spray the pan if you don’t want to use liners.
8-Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the muffin tin.
9-Sprinkle the remaining coconut over the muffins.
10-Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes. They are ready when a toothpick comes out clean and the muffin springs back when you touch it.
11-Clean up the mess.
12-Eat, Share, Enjoy!!!