Although there were a few ideas of how to play with those poor old bananas popped up in my head but unfortunately, none of them is new and therefore all failed to make me convinced... With the iphone in my hand, I automatically opened the epicurious app. and type 'banana' word to search for an interesting recipe which didn't take me long to find out the winner!
I chose this muffin because a combination of banana and coconut which as far as I rememeber, they were never paired before in my baking era. because normally and basicly, I'd simply use chocolate to match banana or let it play a role on itself.. but this time I did something different for a change and sort of experiment!
The result was excellent and the muffins tasted wonderful.. The duo did a great job and made me fall in love with them!
The recipe ( slightly adapted from here )
1 1/4 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mashed bananas
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
70 g caster sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin cups with liners.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together bananas, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and 1/2 cup coconut in a large bowl until combined well, then fold in flour mixture until flour is just moistened.
Divide batter among lined muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut. Bake until muffins are puffed and golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer muffins to a rack and cool slightly.
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