BAKE ME: Coconut Banana Muffins

Looking for a new recipe for your over-ripe bananas? Well, I have a good one for you.

Every month or so, Trader Joe’s releases new products. A few months ago, they released Organic Dried Coconut Flakes. I picked up a bag, and they have sat in the pantry ever since. It was only when I realized that I was out of chocolate chips that I thought that I should put the coconut flakes in my banana muffins. It ended up being a very happy accident. They were delicious! The coconut flavor was very light, and they reminded me of my trip to Maui this past summer. Coconuts and banana bread. Both things that can be found on the long road to Hana!

BAKE ME: Coconut Banana Muffins

BAKE ME: Coconut Banana Muffins

BAKE ME: Coconut Banana Muffins

BAKE ME: Coconut Banana Muffins


Fleischmann’s Margarine, 1 stick, melted

All Purpose Flour, 1-½ cups

Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon

Sea Salt, ½ teaspoon

Baking Soda, 1/4 teaspoon

Ripe Bananas, 3-4, mashed

White Sugar, ½ cup

Brown Sugar, ½ cup

Eggs, 2

Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoon

Organic Trader Joe’s Dried Coconut Flakes, ½ cup and some extra for on top


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray your muffin pan with Pam Cooking Spray or line with these colorful baking cups.
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sea salt and baking powder together in a medium-mixing bowl.
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, mix together the melted margarine, white sugar and brown sugar until creamy.
  5. Slowly add the eggs, vanilla and mashed bananas.
  6. Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  7. Fold in the coconut flakes.
  8. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into your muffin pans, until each is about ¾ filled. Top with coconut flakes.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool.


  1. November 29, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Yummy! Will definitely be trying these. Thanks for sharing! XooX

  2. November 29, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    I love Trader Joes and always find such great stuff when I go. These muffins sound delicious so I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers, J

  3. November 29, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Yum! These look so good. Trader Joes always has the best finds. I am def going to give these a go (& might even add some chocolate chips!) 😉 x Shannon

  4. November 30, 2016 / 1:51 am

    These look so delicious. I need to try.

  5. November 30, 2016 / 5:51 am

    These look so yummy. I’m a sucker for anything that includes coconut. <3 Thanks for the recipe idea!
    xoxo, erin |

  6. November 30, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    They look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. rachel moore
    December 2, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    wow your food pics look so good!!! this recipe sounds delish. i will have to try it on my kids this weekend.