Saturday, February 13, 2010

Coconut Banana Muffins

I have been really wanting to make banana something...but usually all the bananas get eaten before I can make anything with them. So this week I bought extra bananas and of course they are VERY ripe. While doing my usual blog hopping, I came across this blog and found TWO delicious sounding recipes. Here is one of them!

Coconut Banana Muffins- adapted from For the Love of Cooking

1 Cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup splenda brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup light vanilla yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
2 lge ripe bananas,mashed
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup walnuts, crushed a bit(optional)

In large mixing bowl, combine yogurt, applesauce, egg, bananas, and vanilla mix together. In another bowl, combine flour, soda, powder, salt, and sugar. Stir. Slowly add into wet ingredients, becareful not to over mix. Fold in coconut and walnuts. Divide into muffin pan(s). Cook in 350 degree oven for 13-15 mins until toothpick comes clean.(the original recipe said 20-22 mins, but mine were done earlier). This made 12 regular muffins and 12 "baby" muffins.

NOTE TO SELF: when making muffins with no oil in them, kindly remember to spray mini muffin tin. Normally I do not have a problem with them sticking as I have 2 non-stick pans, but this was the first time no oil/fat was used and they stuck a bit. I do NOT enjoy cleaning my muffin pans so I tend to use paper cups.

Kids Help: It seems that in a lot of these recipes they are doing the same thing time and time again...I feel I am repeating myself a lot. So Kids Help will return when there is something different for them to do. I am sure by now you can see what you child can help with!

**I think they are a little too sweet. While I normally use regular sugar I have a bag of splenda brown sugar that I want to use up, so from time to time you may see splenda pop up! K thought they were fine and he is usually the one that doesn't like sweet things. So if you want to use less splenda I'd cut it down to 1/4 of a cup. I will also use coconut extract instead of vanilla as well, K couldn't taste the coconut, but knew something was in them!


  1. GREAT!!! recipe and I like the idea of banana with coconut combination. THANKS!!! for the YUMMY!!! muffin recipe.

  2. I am going to give these a try very soon! I love coconut. Going to have to leave out the splenda, though, I just can't go there...

  3. that's ok sara! i won't be using it once its gone here...just trying to use it up and not waste it! I find it way more expensive than reg. sugar and we don't have to use it.