INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups Flour 3/4 cup Sugar 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1/4 tsp Salt 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled, (if using salted butter, eliminate salt listed above.) 1 Egg 1/3 cup Milk 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 cup Mashed Banana, about 2 overripe bananas 1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup shredded coconut + more for topping (I used coconut chips on top)
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners, or grease with nonstick spray. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the butter, egg, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and fold until there are a few streaks of flour left. Do not over mix. Fold in the walnuts, and shredded coconut. Fill prepared muffin pan to about 3/4 full with batter. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with additional coconut. I used Trader Joe’s coconut chips on top, but shredded coconut is fine, just watch to make sure it doesn’t burn. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan about 10 minutes, then remove from muffin tin and cool completely on a wire rack.