Coconut Banana Crunch Muffins

Coconut Banana Crunch Muffins a great way to use up overripe bananas and are a wonderful breakfast with a sweet banana muffin base and crunchy coconut top!

We have had this discussion a million times, but my family is a banana loving family. And by family, I mean Ellie & Jorge. Lyla and I like bananas too…just a normal amount.

However, Lyla and I are giant coconut fans. Combine those two together and you get Coconut Banana Crunch Muffins!

I buy two bunches of bananas every week and sometimes we have a couple leftover that turned too ripe before Ellie got to eat them. It’s amazing that we ever have any considering that kid could eat a banana with every single meal!

The only thing Ellie might possibly love more than bananas is muffins! That girl is just like her mama — a true carb lover.

I have made so many banana muffins for her, like my Nutella Banana Swirl Muffins and Brown Sugar Banana Muffins.

Sunday morning I had a couple of bananas sitting on the counter begging to be used up and I decided to bake up a quick batch of muffins for breakfast to surprise the girls.

I almost made my Banana Dream Cake, but after seeing Ellie’s face light up at the site of the muffins I knew I made the right choice.

As you can see by that adorable face (sure, I am a little biased), these Coconut Banana Crunch Muffins were a great hit.

I made a dozen and they were all gone in just two days! The girls kept pointing at them during dinner asking to have one — so they even got to have one for dessert!

These Coconut Banana Crunch Muffins have a glorious crunchy sweetened toasted coconut top and the actual muffin itself is moist and full of banana flavor…and even more coconut.

They come together in just a few minutes — without a stand mixer — and into the oven they go!

Coconut Banana Crunch Muffins Recipe


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (approximately 2) overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together bananas, vegetable oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined.
  4. Fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened and then fold in 1 cup shredded coconut.
  5. Divide batter among lined muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining shredded coconut. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean.
  6. Transfer muffins to a rack and cool. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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