Muffins are the ideal snack for anytime of the day! These healthy honey, coconut & banana muffins are the perfect pick-me-up to enjoy for breakfast, in your lunchbox, with a cup of afternoon tea or coffee or an after dinner sweet treat. I love using stoneground flour as it has so many added benefits for your body. It is so much better for you than normal white or wholewheat flour! If you can’t find stoneground flour then you can also use wholewheat flour.
This recipe has no refined sugar, only raw honey and banana are used to sweeten these delightful morsels of deliciousness. I like to use overripe bananas as they are much easier to mash and also give a sweeter, deeper flavour to the muffins.
I am not the biggest fan of eating bananas, but I love baking with bananas as it adds extra sweetness (therefore you use less sugar) and also adds an amazing moist texture to your baked product! The health benefits of bananas are also so impressive that it is a good way to get them into your diet (if you are like me and don’t like the taste of them). They help to boost your digestion and metabolism, are an excellent source of potassium which is essential for a healthy heart, blood pressure, bone health and reduces muscles cramps! If you eat these after exercising, it will really reduce your muscle cramps, or if you are pregnant like me and get leg cramps at night.. these really help! Bananas are also excellent to make your body alkaline, so eat them if you suffer from stomach ulcers or heartburn.
I used the stoneground brown bread flour from Eureka Mills for this recipe, but Im sure any of the other flours will be just as perfect! It is a super quick recipe to throw together and only uses one bowl! Therefore less washing up to do (yes please!!).
I like to store half in the fridge to nibble on whenever I feel like having a delicious snack and I keep the other half in ziploc bags in the freezer. They are so easy to defrost or just pop one in the microwave for an even quicker defrost. Then you will always have a snack on hand for those unplanned visitors and breakfast on the go!
Honey, Coconut & Banana Health Muffins
makes about 20 muffins
1 cup milk (I like to use coconut or almond milk)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup mashed banana (or apple sauce)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups stoneground flour (or wholewheat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
Preheat your oven to 180 C. Line 2 muffins trays with cupcake cases or grease with butter.
In a large bowl, whisk all wet ingredients together (milk, honey, vanilla, mashed banana, coconut oil and eggs).
Add the coconut and sieve the dry ingredients into the whisked wet ingredients. Mix until all of the ingredients are combined. Remember to never over mix muffins!
Spoon the mixture into your prepared muffin cases and bake for 18-20 mins.
Let them cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Eat them just as it, spread with butter or nutella or my favourite combination on these muffins: peanut butter and honey!
- Add chopped nuts, cinnamon, blueberries, chopped dates, chocolate chips etc for extra deliciousness