Banana-Coconut Muffins

Photo: Andrew McCaul; Stylist: Alistair Turnbull/Pat Bates & Associates
Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 25 minutes; Total time: 40 minutes.

Yield:

Makes 12 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

Nutritional Information

Calories 265
Fat 10.8 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 194 mg
Calcium 29 mg

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3-4 medium)
1 egg
1 egg white
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup refrigerated coconut milk (such as So Delicious brand)
1/2 cup lightly toasted unsweetened shredded coconut, divided

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.

2. Whisk dry ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Whisk bananas, egg, egg white, oil, vanilla, and coconut milk in another large bowl until well combined.

3. Stir together wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in 1/4 cup of the coconut.

4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Top with the remaining coconut.

5. Bake until golden brown and a skewer inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean (about 25 minutes). Transfer to a wire rack and cool slightly.

Note: If you want to make a loaf, spread batter into a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan lightly coated with baking spray and flour. Bake until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean (50 to 55 minutes). Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack and let cool.

Adeena Sussman,

Health

November 2011
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