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A Crunchy Banana, Cherries, and Coconut Muffins recipe you’ll love

Banana Cherries, and Coconut Muffins

These Crunchy Banana, Cherries, and Coconut Muffins are the perfect way to start your day. They are moist and flavorful, with a delicious crunch from the coconut. The cherries add a touch of sweetness and tartness, and the bananas keep them nice and moist.

Every muffin recipe should not have nuts. If you love bananas, cherries, and coconut, you will be delighted to know that these muffins are the ideal snack and perfect for morning breakfast. This particular treat is a make-and-share without any worries.

How to make Banana, Cherries, and Coconut Muffins recipe

This recipe for Crunchy Banana, Cherries, and Coconut Muffins is stress-free, very easy to prepare, and you won’t even need your mixer. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, spoon the batter onto a prepared muffin pan, bake and enjoy.

Ripe bananas are recommended when making baked goods because they are more flavorful and full of moisture. Bananas, a favorite fruit, contain a fair amount of fiber, several essential nutrients, and antioxidants, have benefits for heart health, and weight loss, and help with digestion.

Banana Cherries, and Coconut Muffins
Banana Cherries and Coconut Muffins

Another healthy ingredient added to the recipe, coconut, adds tons of flavor to baked goods. It contains various nutritional benefits and helps prevent digestive disorders, including constipation and hemorrhoids.

Dried Cherries are flavorful, sweet, and tart. They are ideal for baking, cooking, and even snacking. Rich in antioxidants and nutrients, they have anti-inflammatory properties and promote healthy bones.

Notes:

  • You can substitute chopped walnuts or pecans for the cherries if desired.
  • For a dairy-free version, use coconut oil instead of butter.
  • To make muffins ahead of time, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also freeze muffins for up to 3 months.

Tips:

  • For extra crunch, sprinkle the tops of the muffins with a little bit of coarse sea salt before baking.
  • If you don’t have any dried cherries, you can use fresh cherries instead. Just be sure to chop them up into small pieces.
  • These muffins are also great for breakfast on the go. Just grab one and go!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Additional recipe ideas:

  • If you’re looking for a more decadent treat, add a swirl of chocolate chips or Nutella to the batter.
  • You can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour for a healthier option.
  • You can also experiment with different flavors of coconut, such as toasted or flaked.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to making these muffins. So get creative and enjoy!

In Conclusion

These muffins are the perfect way to start your day. They are moist and flavorful, with a delicious crunch from the coconut. The cherries add a touch of sweetness and tartness, and the bananas keep them nice and moist. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

A Crunchy Banana, Cherries, and Coconut Muffins recipe you’ll love to make for your loved ones, family, and friends.

Banana Cherries, and Coconut Muffins

A Crunchy Banana , Cherries, and Coconut Muffins recipe you’ll love

A Crunchy Banana, Cherries, and Coconut Muffins recipe you’ll love to make, for your breakfast or to snack during the day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 12 to 14 muffins
Calories 270 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana about 2 medium or 1 1/2 large bananas
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut rum
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup King Arthur Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour or King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Flaked Coconut plus more to sprinkle

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or line with muffins wrappers 12 to 14 standard muffin cups.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar till smooth.
  • Add the egg, the mashed banana, vanilla extract, coconut rum, and milk and mix well
  • Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger powder, nutmeg, and flours, stirring till smooth; if the mixture has lumps, beat at a higher speed until they’ve nearly disappeared.
  • Stir in the dried cherries, and flaked coconut.
  • Cover bowl and let the batter rest for about 5 – 7 minutes at room temperature to allow the cherries to expand and soften.
  • Spoon the thick batter into the prepared muffin cups, mounding them quite full but do not overfill; Sprinkle the tops of the muffins batter with shredded coconut.
  • Bake the muffins for 20 to 23 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center of one of the middle muffins in the pan comes out clean.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven, and tilt them in the pan to cool a bit; this will prevent their bottoms from becoming soggy.
  • When safe to handle, carefully remove them and transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Notes

You can substitute cherries with cranberries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 548IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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