Monday, October 17, 2011

Banana Lime Coconut Muffins

My kids are on an "after school snack" kick lately.
It's all they think about when out kindergarten gal comes home after {only} 2.5 hours of school.
All 3 kids think if they don't get their snack, the day can not go on.
It's down right hilarious!
So I'm trying to find recipes that the 3 year old and I can make together while big sis is at school.
The other day we made these, perrrrfect for fall.

This original recipe is from the banana coconut bread with lime glaze from Our Best Bites, found here. (I hope they don't mind)!!
I tweaked it a teeny tiny bit, so I've incorporated my changes into the recipe. My changes are in yellow.

Banana Lime Coconut Muffins

Batter Ingredients:
2 C flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C sugar
1/4 C (4 TB) real butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 C mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large bananas)
1/4 C sour cream or plain yogurt
3 TB milk 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C coconut
zest from 2 limes

Topping: 2 Tbs additional coconut
Glaze: 1 C powdered sugar whisked with 3 TB fresh lime juice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. For the batter, in a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until blended.  Add eggs and beat to combine.  Add banana, sour cream or yogurt, milk, and vanilla.  Beat until blended.

3. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl, then add to batter.
(Or do what I do, and add it directly on top of the batter. Gently sift together before combining into the rest of the batter. This saves you an extra dish, but because its a quick bread, don't overmix)!

4. Stir in 1/2 C coconut and lime zest.

5. Pour batter into greased muffin tins. Sprinkle the topping of 2 Tbs coconut over the batter.

6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.

7. Remove from oven. Add the glaze while muffins are still warm, it will soak in, and make the muffins super moist. Add more glaze after the muffins have cooled.


  1. Ohhhhh MERCY! These look AMAZING!!! I am SO adding these to my list of things to make. And pinning them on my "drool" page!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I could probably eat those forever. :)

  3. Oh, these looks oh so yummy! I came over from Ashley's and I'm going to sub via google reader and keep coming back, if you don't mind! :)

    I have to tell you I giggled quite a bit (it even got my kids' attention) while watching the "audience" in the clogging video. I'm not sure I could have kept a straight face during a performance. You're very talented, that would be fun to do!

    Leigh Ann

  4. yum and yum. THese look delish!

  5. Oh my gosh! those sound fabulous!
    Going to Pin it now so I remember to try when I get home!

  6. Oh mmmm, yummy! Sounds like a muffin made in heaven!

  7. These look amazing! Can't wait to try them. Your newest follower, Carrie

  8. Love this! MMM i just want to lick the computer screen. I will definately be making these sometime soon. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    (come take a look if you like)

  9. Yummy! I could eat a dozen of those in one sitting!

  10. YUM!! These look amazing! I'm hosting a Fabulous Fall party over at Not So Simple Housewife and I'd love for you to link this up! We are celebrating Fall and giving me and everybody else some great inspiration. We are looking for crafts, decor, food, and more! I'd love for you to add this and any other fall posts you may have!

    Kaitlin-The Not So SImple Housewife

  11. Yumm!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week! I featured you at this week's party! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  12. Hi there. Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes is now open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers
    I have just signed up to follow you. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful. Cheers


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