Coconut, Blueberry and Banana Muffins

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I’m sitting here typing this up in my PJs and scoffing one of these coconut, blueberry and banana muffins like there’s about to be a food epidemic! I’ve already shared them out with the rest of the family and luckily they got the From Plate to Pen seal of approval.

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 When I was out shopping recently, I bought a jar of coconut oil that I spotted going really cheap in an Asian supermarket. I don’t normally buy into fads, but as a fan of coconut I wanted to try baking/cooking with it. I love finding new things to play with too! I chose muffins as my first recipe as they make a tasty breakfast treat and it’s a change from your usual toast and pancakes. After a couple of recipe tests, I finally nailed it: these muffins are moist, with just the right amount of banana and coconut flavour coming through. I packed as many blueberries as I could into each of the little beauties! Then for good measure, I sprinkled more coconut on top before popping them in the oven! I don’t like muffins too sweet, so I reduced the sugar – it works out well as the over-ripe banana adds sweetness anyway. If you are vegan, you can simply swap the 2 eggs for an egg replacer and they should turn out just fine – let me know!

 
Coconut, Blueberry and Banana Muffins
Yields 12
Light and moist coconut, blueberry and banana muffins, perfect with a cup of tea for breakfast.
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Ingredients
  1. 200g plain flour
  2. 100g brown sugar
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 5 tbsp coconut oil
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 2 over-ripe bananas, mashed.
  7. 75g blueberries
  8. 75g desiccated coconut
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven 200c and place 12 muffin cases in a tray.
  2. In a large bowl, sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the desiccated coconut and mix. Make a well in the centre. Set aside.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and let it cool. Then in a seperate bowl, whisk together the Β melted coconut oil, brown sugar, eggs, mashed banana and vanilla extract until combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the centre of the well you created earlier and mix until just combined. Do not over mix!
  5. Divide the batter amongst the 12 muffin cases. Sprinkle on any leftover coconut and blueberries.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Transfer muffins to a rack and let them cool.
Notes
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  2. Best eaten on the day baked. Keep stored in an airtight container for a few days. Yield: 12 muffins
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    Nicole
    May 22, 2015

    mmmm, these look so yummy! I absolutely adore muffins, and bananas and blueberries so this recipe is such a dream. I really like using bananas in recipes because it means you need to use far less sugar (sometimes even none at all), I hate adding lots of sugar to things especially breakfast type things! I actually just bought into the coconut oil craze last week and so far I love it, I made granola using it and it tasted incredible! I’ll need to give these a bash at some point soon too! πŸ™‚
    Nicole xx
    http://www.lifeinginger.com

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    IPPY || KRISPY
    April 17, 2015

    I don’t like too sweet either – this looks so good, bookmarking to try someday! πŸ™‚

    ippykrispy.blogspot.com

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    tinnedtoms
    April 15, 2015

    Those look amazing. I just love the flavours you’ve used. I have coconut oil, but I’ve only used it in cookies so far. It’s been a bit forgotten about really.

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      Sarah
      April 16, 2015

      Thank you! They weren’t long disappearing, which is what we love to see isn’t? πŸ™‚

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    Jess Hayes
    April 14, 2015

    These look yummy! I’ve tried a banana and blueberry muffin but didn’t add coconut. Will give this one a go! Xx

    Jesstastics.com

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    Fii Cridland
    April 13, 2015

    These look gorgeous! I’m a massive fan of coconut oil in anything so I’m definitely going to give these a try sometime soon πŸ˜€

    little miss fii || Fii x

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      Sarah
      April 16, 2015

      brilliant! love to hear this! let me know if you do. πŸ™‚

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    Amanda Bootes
    April 8, 2015

    These look incredible. Im a huge fan of coconut also. Will definitely need to give these a go.

    Amanda || amandabootes.blogspot.co.uk

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    Aria
    April 8, 2015

    I love blueberry muffins! I’m not a huge fan of coconut and banana, though. I’m curious to give this a try anyway. Seems like an interesting combination.
    x
    Aria | Girl in a Whimsical Land

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    Manjiri
    April 8, 2015

    I love blueberries and espp in breakfast muffins, must try them with coconut though!

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      Sarah
      April 8, 2015

      can’t beat blueberry muffins. and yes..do try them with coconut! πŸ™‚

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    Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    April 8, 2015

    Blueberry muffins are my favourite. I like your addition of coconut too.

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      Sarah
      April 8, 2015

      Let me know if you do! I’m making more soon to keep my dad happy! πŸ˜‰

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    Jess
    April 8, 2015

    These look and sound so delicious! I’m definitely going to give these a try! πŸ™‚

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