Coconut Banana Muffins

Coconut Banana Muffins
Staff Writer
Anja Schwerin

Coconut Banana Muffins

These may not be the prettiest version of banana bread you've ever seen, but don't be deceived by their looks: they are delicious. Try these out if you're looking for a perfectly healthy banana recipe that's great for breakfast. 

6
Servings
173
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

This muffin recipe can be easily adapted to make a loaf of banana bread. Simple pour the batter into a greased loaf pan instead of into muffin tins before baking.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup coconut flakes, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 Cup dried figs, finely chopped
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 Cup light coconut milk
  • 4 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Brown sugar, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 6 muffin tins with paper liners. 

In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and coconut flakes. In another bowl, stir together the bananas, coconut milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and then stir in the dried figs. 

Pour the batter into the muffin tins and top each muffin with half of a teaspoon of brown sugar and half of a tablespoon of coconut flakes (if desired). Bake the muffins for 25 minutes or until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

Coconut Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Coconut Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
18g
6%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.5%
Vitamin C
3mg
6%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
36mg
4%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
12µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
12µg
3%
Iron
0.5mg
2.9%
Magnesium
25mg
6%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
3.9%
Phosphorus
83mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
190mg
5%
Sodium
132mg
5%
Zinc
0.3mg
2.2%