Banana Coconut Mini Muffins

I am still loving making on the go breakfasts for the week in this house! Last week I made my coconut almond energy bites and they were a huge and convenient hit. This time I was really itching to bake, but I still wanted to keep the recipe nutritious. So I came up with these incredible and adorable little banana coconut mini muffins. They were simple to make and were loaded with good things.

I absolutely love how easy muffin batter is to make. The wet ingredients, including lots of mashed banana, just went right into my dry ingredients. For extra substance and nutrition, I added ground flax seeds to my dry ingredients. I also used ground mahlab, which is a spice used a lot in Middle Eastern pastry. It was a nod to Nana Jeanie. It’s available on Amazon, or nutmeg would make a great substitute.
Obviously I didn’t want the banana coconut mini muffins to stick, so I sprayed my muffin tin really well with coconut cooking spray. Then I filled each little muffin well pretty much to the top. That way the muffins wouldn’t be ridiculously small.
It took about 20 minutes for the banana coconut mini muffins to bake to perfection. Oh my were they puffy, golden and gorgeous when they came out! The smell was even more incredible. There is nothing like the smell of something baking, I tell ya. I also breathed a sigh of relief when they all popped out easily onto my cooling rack.

I ate one of these little beauties right away for an afternoon pick me up with tea and it was a complete delight. I’m always a sucker for any baked good with banana, and I loved the addition of coconut in these. I really hope you all love them too! They make a fantastic portable breakfast or snack and keep for a couple of days. xoxo

Banana Coconut Mini Muffins
Banana Coconut Mini Muffins
Banana Coconut Mini Muffins
Banana Coconut Mini Muffins

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Banana Coconut Mini Muffins
Banana Coconut Mini Muffins
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

These banana coconut mini muffins are such cute little packages of huge flavor and nutrition with the fresh fruit, flax seeds, granola and coconut! Perfect for snacking or breakfast.

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Banana Coconut Mini Muffins, Mini Muffins
Servings: 24 mini muffins
Calories: 88 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • coconut flavored cooking spray for spraying the mini muffin tin
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mahlab can be ordered on Amazon, or substitute nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 whole overripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup granola whatever your favorite kind is
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and spray a 24 well mini muffin very generously with the coconut cooking spray. Whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ground flax, cinnamon, mahlab and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Then whisk the mashed banana, milk, eggs and coconut extract together in another bowl. Pour those wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk it all together until it is a smooth batter. Switch to a spatula and fold in the shredded coconut and granola.
  2. Scoop enough batter into each mini muffin well to pretty much fill them to the top. Bake them for 15-20 minutes, until they are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out cleanly. Let them cool for 5 minutes, then turn the tin out onto a cooling rack to let them cool completely. Serve immediately and store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days! Enjoy!!
Nutrition Facts
Banana Coconut Mini Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 mini muffin)
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.6g4%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 18.7g6%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 7.8g9%
Protein 2.8g6%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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