Monday, April 12, 2010

Awesome Banana Muffins

Ahhh, bananas. It seems like we never eat them all up before the last few start turning black and getting mushy. I'm not sure why that is because we all like them. Somehow, a few are always forgotten and I have to come up with something to do with them. Because I hate throwing food out. I hate it.

So one of the obvious things to do with ripe bananas is to make muffins. But I was getting a bit weary of my usual recipe, so I decided to branch out a bit with a new one. And I'm so glad I did.

This muffin recipe has oats and coconut and is unbelievably moist.

Here's what you need:

3 cups flour (I used half white, half wheat)
2 cups sugar (I used turbinado)
2 teas baking powder
1 teas baking soda
1 teas salt
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
2 teas vanilla extract
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup oil
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup oats (quick or old-fashioned, doesn't matter)
1 cups chopped nuts
1 cup shredded coconut

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. The brown stuff in this picture is the turbinado sugar. It's brown but the crystals are bigger than brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, butter and oil.

Mix into the dry ingredients, combining just until moistened.

Fold in the mashed bananas, oats, nuts and coconut. The batter will be thick.

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups. They'll be almost full.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

These muffins are the best banana muffins I've ever had. No kidding. Charles just would not stop eating them. Every time I turned around, there he was peeling the paper off another one! The kids enjoyed them, too. I think they're the new favorite around here.

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  1. Ah, you're a woman after my own heart. I posted a banana oatmeal breakfast bar recipe I make in a 9 x 13 pan with added chocolate chips to make my kids happy! ;) I'll have to dig my muffin papers out of the pantry and try your recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Hi Marsha ~ Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great to meet a fellow homeschooler. Your banana muffin recipe sounds wonderful! We love making banana bread and will definitely give this a try. I hate letting brown bananas go to waste.

    Have a great week!

  3. Hi there! Thanks for the UBP comment on our blog. (

    I immediately became a follower of your blog when I read this recipie. I've been dying for an update to our banana bread/muffin recipie. The one I have, while wonderful & handed down through my family, leaves a little to be desired. I'm going to have to try this soon.

    P.S. I've also had success with moistening my current recipie by adding pumpkin puree. :)

  4. Oh, yum! This sounds delish!

  5. I love this twist on the recipe. I will have to try it!

  6. I love coconut and oatmeal together.

  7. These muffins sound great. I love that they have oats in them!

  8. I have 2 pans cooling on the counter right now and if they taste as good as they look and smell we are in for a yummy treat!! I have had to run WonderBoy off a few times already and they have only been out of the oven a few minutes!!