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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Coconut

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


These Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Coconut combine so many flavors for a breakfast muffin that the kids go crazy for. These muffins are a great way to use up overripe bananas!



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried, sweetened coconut*, plus more for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line 12** muffin tins with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In another bowl, cream together the sugar, melted butter, vanilla and egg.
  4. Peel the bananas and mash them. Add them to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and the coconut.
  7. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle a bit of extra coconut over the top of each and transfer the pan to the oven.
  8. Bake until the muffins are golden brown and baked through, 22-30 minutes.

Recipe Notes:

*you can use unsweetened coconut if you’d like, as well.

*I usually fill the cups a little fuller to make 12 muffins to fit one pan, but you can fill the cups a little less and stretch it to 15 muffins, as well.

Recipe from A Week of Menus


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 231
  • Sugar: 19 g
  • Sodium: 93 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

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