Peanut Butter Coconut Banana Muffins {recipe}

by Danica on June 25, 2014

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I’ve been on a muffin-baking kick lately.  With just two of us in this house though, we don’t eat through a whole pan of muffins all that quickly, so freezing half is perfect for having more for later without letting anything go bad.  And I hate letting any food go bad, which was the exact inspiration for making these muffins – brown bananas that needed to be used up!

Peanut Butter Coconut Banana Muffins recipe

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These are awesome from the freezer (after defrosting on the counter for a bit).
They’re dense and sweet and creamy and delicious.
Jesse and I both love ‘em!

PB Coconut Banana Muffins

makes 12 muffins
grain-free
dairy-free
no added sugar

Peanut Butter Coconut Banana Muffins recipe 2

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, melted
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey, melted if necessary
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut shreds

instructions:

1.  Preheat the oven to 350*F and either add liners or grease your muffin pan.

2.  Combine all of the wet ingredients (peanut butter – honey) in a large mixing bowl.

3.  Add the dry ingredients (flour – coconut shreds) to the bowl and mix until everything is combined.

4.  Scoop the mixture into the muffin liners.

5.  Bake for about 30 minutes, or until muffins begin to brown on top and are slightly firm to the touch.

Enjoy!

PB Coconut Banana Muffins Recipe

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1 Diane @ Life of Di. June 25, 2014 at 10:47 am

Yum! These look great Danica :) I have been looking for healthy muffin recipes and have found a few through bloggers but so often they are just a bit too much for a ‘healthy’ breakfast! Thanks for sharing!! I will definitely be trying these out.
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2 Danica June 25, 2014 at 11:49 am

Thanks, Diane! I’d love to know what you think of them once you try them out!

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3 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom June 25, 2014 at 11:18 am

What can you substitute for flaxseed? I know the flaxseed and banana work to replace eggs…would ground chia seeds work for the flaxseed?
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4 Danica June 25, 2014 at 11:43 am

Chia seeds (ground or whole) would be a perfect substitute for the flax!

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5 Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine June 25, 2014 at 11:30 am

Yum! Love that there is no flour!
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6 Danica June 25, 2014 at 11:48 am

I’m less and less interested in eating grains these days (I just don’t feel as good with them), so anytime I need a flour for baking I love using coconut flour!

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7 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat June 25, 2014 at 11:55 am

I’m really enjoying muffins these days and these sound delicious! Plus, peanut butter and banana is always a yummy combo!
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8 Danica June 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm

ALWAYS! :)

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9 Becky June 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm

These look great! I need to get some coconut flour and then I can try these!
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10 Danica June 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm

You should definitely try baking with coconut flour! I’m currently working on a (shareable) brownie recipe that uses it – I’m not complaining about the testing-it-out process :)

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11 Sarah@creatingbettertomorrow June 25, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Oh my these look tasty – I have a big thing of coconut flour I need to get going on using and we always have the other ingredients…now if it would only cool down so I didn’t feel so guilty making these. Either way – printing this recipe now for next week ;)
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12 Danica June 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm

You should freeze some to have on hand for when the babies arrive!

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13 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy June 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Yum! I have some coconut flour in my pantry that I haven’t used in awhile, so I’ll have to try these!
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14 Lauren June 26, 2014 at 3:36 am

These look great for a healthy sweet snack or dessert :)
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15 Heidi @ Idlehide June 26, 2014 at 5:07 am

these look awesome, Danica! I have mostly everything except for the flax seeds. I wonder if I could replace those with chia seeds?
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16 Danica June 26, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Chia seeds would be perfect, Heidi!

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17 Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely June 26, 2014 at 8:41 am

These sound (and look!) so yummy! I’m a total texture person and the density of these look wonderful!
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18 Danica June 26, 2014 at 10:34 pm

The texture of these is definitely unique! Not like a “traditional muffin” as in airy, but these are dense, moist, and chewy – really good, just different :)

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19 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl June 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm

PB and bananas is definitely one of the best combinations out there, so I love that you added peanut butter to the more traditional banana muffin. These sound tasty!
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