Thursday, 17 November 2011

Banana and coconut mini muffins for babies and toddlers

Hmm.  What do you do when you come up with a recipe which is 'ok' not perfection?  Well, in the spirit of nothing being perfect in Mummy World, I've posted it anyway.

I am not saying this does not have room for improvement; it does, it's just a little on the savoury side for what was intended to be a sweet muffin.  The texture is great though.  So if you wanted to sneak on a little icing, I don't think that would be unreasonable!  Perhaps as well if you use a proper turning black kind of banana that might up the sweetness a little.  Anyway, pumpkin likes which either says he's ok with a more 'savoury' tasting sweet thing or he has to put up with my cooking a lot!

Well, perhaps I open up this recipe to you good people?  I'm reluctant to go down the dried fruit route this time for some reason but I'd be interested in your ideas.

Banana and Coconut Mini Muffins for Babies and Toddlers - makes 24 small muffins


175g unsalted butter or margarine, melted and allowed to cool a little
130g (approx) ripe banana, mashed
2 eggs
75g desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
150g SR flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 180oC.

Mix the butter, eggs and banana using an electric whisk until well combined.

Add all of the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  This forms quite a wet batter (hence the trails on my pan).  Probably best to pour from a jug into a greased muffin tray.

Bake for 15 mins approx or until springing back when given a poke.

If you like this, you might like some of my other muffin recipes like Cheese and Onion or Apple and Sultana.


  1. Hi there. You will have noticed that this week's subject for Food on Friday is bananas. How about linking this post in? Cheers

    PS Did you know that your word verification/are you a robot stuff is on? It is easier for people to comment if you turn it off.

    1. Thanks, I've already linked up 3 recipes!

      Yes, I'd rather keep it on, it limits spam comments and avoids me having to verify comments. I know it's easier but personally I hate it when you write a comment and then get the 'submitted for moderation' message.


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