Seriously, these muffins are so good! Best part about it was we had all the ingredients on hand to make them. They were pretty quick to throw together and didn’t take long to bake. I love all three star ingredients separately and especially loved them all together.
What You Need:
(Makes: 12 regular size muffins or 36 mini (*see note)
1 & 1/4 cups of Flour
1 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. of salt
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup of butter, melted
2/3 cup of sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. of vanilla
1/2 tsp. of dried orange peel
3/4 cup of sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup of pecans, chopped and toasted + 2 tbsp. for tops of muffins
What to Do:
STEP 1) Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin cups with liners.
STEP 2) In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, orange peel, pecans, ½ cup coconut and salt, set aside.
STEP 3) In another large bowl, mix the bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until well combined. Fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened.
STEP 4) Divide batter among lined muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut plus the 2 tablespoons of pecans evenly on top of each muffin. Bake until muffins are puffed and golden, about 25 minutes for regular size muffins*. Transfer muffins to a rack and cool slightly.
STEP 5) Enjoy!
*Note: Rather than making 12 regular sized muffins, which is what the batter makes, I made 36 mini muffins and baked them for 15 minutes. They were perfect!