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With 15 ingredients required for 12 muffins, this recipe may not be the best use of time. It is, however, a good way to use up ripe bananas in something other than banana bread.

My word block from last week seems to have carried over to this week, so I have little more to say other than the muffins have an interesting flavor where the warmth of the rum and sweetness of the honey shine through. In fact, I was hard pressed to tell the muffins had bananas in them at all.

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To change up the topping a bit, follow the original recipe and use 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/4 cup coconut in place of the 1/2 cup coconut I wrote below.

If coconut is really not your thing but baking with overly ripe bananas is, there are always banana crumble muffins or peanut butter banana muffins to get you going. Enjoy!

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Toasted Coconut Muffins
Serves: 12
  • For the Muffins
  • ⅔ cup coconut flakes or shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking power
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup of mashed banana)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • For the Topping
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Place the coconut in a skillet over medium heat and toast until light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking power and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the sugars, honey, coconut milk, sour cream or yogurt, egg, mashed bananas, coconut oil, rum and vanilla.
  4. Fold the dry flour mixture into the wet mixture along with the toasted coconut.
  5. Pour the batter into each well of a paper-lined or greased muffin tin.
  6. To form the topping, mix the brown sugar, coconut, and salt together.
  7. Rub a tablespoon of butter into the mixture so that resembles a sandy texture.
  8. Sprinkle the topping over the tops of the muffins and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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