Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins

Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. Despite the torrential downpours and gloomy weather here in northern Florida, I found plenty of things to keep myself busy inside. Baking, organizing and relaxing was the theme for this past weekend. There is something about the wet and gloomy weather that makes me want to bake. Perhaps I just like the idea of something warm and delicious coming out of the oven. So, on Saturday morning I started off the weekend with these banana coconut crunch muffins.

Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins

I love how these muffins have bananas, coconut, granola and nuts. All of the ingredients work really well together and no single ingredient outshines the other.  The coconut adds something sweet while the granola and nuts add crunch. You could also add some diced walnuts or extra granola to the coconut topping for extra crunch.

Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins


Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins

Yields about 12 standard size muffins

Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins
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  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 4 oz. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mashed ripe bananas (1 medium banana)
  • ½ cup diced ripe bananas
  • ½ cup diced walnuts
  • ½ cup granola
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut + extra for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the melted butter and blend. Add the egg, milk, vanilla and mashed bananas to the flour-and-butter mixture and mix well. Fold the diced bananas, walnuts, granola and coconut into the batter.
  3. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each ¾ full. Top with extra coconut, if desired. Bake 24-26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

barely adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten


  1. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    The crunchy topping sounds out-of-this-world amazing! And what’s not to love about the banana + coconut combo?? These muffins look delicious, and they came out super beautiful too! 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks Consuelo, the topping really makes these muffins extra delicious!

  2. Allie | Baking A Moment

    That is like my favorite thing, ever, to putter in the kitchen while the rain and wind are howling outside… so cozy! Love your muffins, and the gorgeous styling! Those liners are so beautiful too… 🙂

  3. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Your cupcakes sound very delicious and tropical…much nicer than a tropical storm. 🙂

    • Ashley

      I know, the coconut topping is the best part!

  4. Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

    Holy Cow Ashley! These look absolutely delicious! I love that you added the nuts and coconuts to these for texture. My husband is a huge fan of coconut so I’m definitely making these, pinning asap! 🙂

  5. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I love treats that have a nice crunch to them. These look so darn good, Ashley! Pinning and sharing on FB and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    PS, I saw you on the roster for FL BlogCon! I will be there too! 🙂

    • Ashley

      Yay! I’m glad to hear that you are going to FLBlogCon too. See you then and thanks for sharing!

  6. Sharon

    The liners are so adorable! These look so good! I love anything with coconut in it. Surprisingly, no one else in the house feels that way about coconut. Definitely, a must thing to try when it’s raining really hard.

    • Ashley

      Thanks! You might be able to get away without telling them that there is coconut in them if you don’t include the topping. They are really delicious. 🙂

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  9. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    These muffins are gorgeous!!! and love those muffin wrappers!!! did you make them or buy them?

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  11. Jen

    Made these this morning. Really delicious. Only thing different I did was sub pecans for the walnuts.

    • Ashley

      Hi, Jen! I am so glad that you loved them.

  12. yannick

    These muffins are now a family staple!Forget them looking nice…they are ridiculously delicious…and that coconut topping to die for!
    Thank you for the great recipe!

    • Ashley

      I’m so glad to hear that you love them! The coconut topping is the best!

  13. Terry C.

    Oh Ashley!

    May I just say these muffins are absolutely THE BEST MUFFIN RECIPE EVER!! I made them this morning and couldn’t wait to taste them when I was making the batter, which in itself is delicious, but imagining such a fantastic blend of ingredients all in one scrumptious, moist little did not disappoint!

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be making these as gifts – they are so very special!!

    • Ashley

      Hi, Terry! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I am so glad to hear that you love them as much as I do.

  14. Eden Passante

    These look awesome! Love banana and coconut together! So good!

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