Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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.