Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Mid-Winter Taste of the Tropics

Banana Coconut Muffins

If you're like me and have a whole gang of overripe bananas in your freezer waiting to be used up, this is the perfect recipe for you. These banana muffins are everything a muffin should be: soft and moist, sweet and portable...just like tiny little individual banana breads, but with a bit of a twist. Adding shredded coconut gives these muffins a unique, slightly tropical flavor that makes them a little more exciting than a more traditional banana muffin. They make a great weekday breakfast or afterschool snack, and with the toasted coconut on top, they're even pretty enough to package up as a homemade gift. And hey, if you live in Minnesota and you close your eyes tight enough, you might be able to pretend (for a few seconds, anyway) that you're on a tropical island instead of stuck in the miserable winter weather we've been having lately. Who else is ready for spring?


Sheena said...

Another coconut recipe - hooray!

Elisabeth said...

I know...I've really been loving it lately!