Banana Coconut Muffins

I recently made a banana bundt cake but even after using 4 ripe bananas, I still had more to use up. It's been awhile since I made muffins so I decided to make banana coconut muffins using some sweetened coconut I had leftover too. The recipe I used is from Epicurious and had some great reviews... and these were fantastic! I thought these were even better the next day.

Banana Coconut Muffins
recipe from Epicurious

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 very ripe bananas, mashed (3/4 cup)
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin cups with liners.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together bananas, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and 1/2 cup coconut in a large bowl until combined well, then fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened.

Divide batter among lined muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut. Bake until muffins are puffed and golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer muffins to a rack and cool slightly.


  1. Coconut and Banana that sounds like an excellent combo.

  2. I love the coconut topping.


  3. I have some bananas I need to use, so thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm going to make these tonight, I have extra coconut I need to use up!

  5. These sound delicious! I cannot wait to make them!

  6. Yum you did a wonderful job on these. I love the coconut topping! I thought this recipe was a keeper. My family loved it!

  7. I made banana loaf a couple weeks ago (forgot to take a photo to post it), and I was planning on making another variation this weekend for some friends. Thanks for the great idea!

  8. I made these last night and they are amazing. This is certainly a keeper!

  9. I made these for breakfast this morning and they are great! I added some chocolate chips that I needed to use. Thanks for the recipe. :-)

  10. Kristin in Portland ORDecember 30, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Was trying to figure out how to use up bananas, and happened upon your wonderful blog. These were adored by me, my 5 year old daughter, and even my husband who is not fond of sweet things. What a winner!