Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Banana Coconut Muffins


            We're down to our last week of summer vacation! We went school shopping today and I'm serious when I say we almost needed to take a small loan out to cover everything! I'm amazed how much a pack of paper,pencils and binders can cost. 

I've been baking various muffin recipes to get ready for the school rush. They are easy to toss into the hand of one very late child who for some reason can sleep through the sound of an alarm clock and the constant calling from one very impatient mother. This recipe was the first on my list and I must say, we loved it. I am really into the banana - coconut combination these days :) These muffins are simple..simple ingredients, simple to bake and they teeter on the scale of not overly moist but not to dry. If you wanted you could add nuts but they are fine without. Also these only make between 8-10 muffins depending on how full you fill the liners.

Banana Coconut Muffins

1-1/4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
3/4 cup Mashed Banana ( 2 bananas)
1/2 cup Butter, Melted
2/3 cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
3/4 cup shredded sweetened Coconut,divided

Place oven rack in middle position and pre heat oven to 375 or 190 celcius. Line 8 muffin cups with liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt..Make a well in the center of the flour and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the banana's, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and 1/2 cup of the coconut. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Pour wet mixture into the center of the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Divide batter among the cups and sprinkle the remaining coconut over the tops of the batter. Bake 25 minutes-until puffed and golden. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to wire rack. Store in airtight container.

Yield:8 Muffins
Source: Amandeleine