Since it’s summer, I wanted to be able to bake muffins that taste tropical with the few overripe bananas I found at home. I found this winner on a food blog called 'Alaska from Scratch' http://www.alaskafromscratch.com/2012/08/15/banana-coconut-muffins-with-lime-glaze/
I made a few modifications to the recipe and the muffins turned out tasting gourmet. Plus, you barely taste the bananas in them. With a hint of coconut and lime, these will make you feel like you’re vacationing on an Island.
- bananas - 2 fully ripe
- eggs - 3
- plain yogurt - 1/2 cup
- canola oil - 2/3 cup
- baking soda - 1.5 teaspoon
- salt - 1/2 teaspoon
- sugar - 1 and 1/2 cups
- all purpose white flour - 1 and 1/4 cup
- oats - 2/3 cup
- almonds - 1/3 cup
- coconut - 3/4 cup shredded
- Lime Glaze
- confectioners sugar - 8 teaspoon
- lime juice - 1 lime
- zest - 1 lime
Mix the eggs and yogurt together, then add your oil (note to self: look into healthier alternatives to oil), bananas (mash the bananas prior to adding) and sugar.
In a separate bowl mix the remainder of your dry ingredients; flour, baking soda and salt. Once it’s been thoroughly mixed, sift it and add it to your wet mix. Lastly toss in your almonds and oats.
Bake in a 325 degree pre-heated oven for 30 minutes until the coconut roasts into a golden colour and turns crip.
While your muffins bake, whisk together 8 teaspoons of confectioners sugar, along with the lime juice and zest of one whole lime.
Once your muffins are out of the oven and still hot, drizzle the glaze over the top and let cool before eating.
Makes 20 muffins.