Monkey Muffins (Banana Muffins)

Last week a pretty severe snowstorm locked down the roads and stores, leaving us without much to do besides stay in the warmth and wait out the weather. Typically on a weeknight I’m more concerned with getting ready for the next day than anything else, but on this particular occasion I was looking at a most definite snow day, so I decided to try making banana bread… with a little bit of a twist.


The biggest twist being that I actually made muffins because I didn’t have the patience to wait for it to cook in loaf-form.


3 bananas (smashed)
1/3 cup melted butter
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
1 tablespoon pecans

Set aside:
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon shredded coconut


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Beat together banana, honey, and melted butter until mostly smooth. There will still be some banana lumps- try to leave as few of these as possible.

Add the 3/4 cup of sugar, the egg, and the vanilla. Sprinkle in the salt and baking soda. Blend.

Add the flour and blend thoroughly. Finally, add the mini chips and pecans, mixing them into the batter.

Scoop batter into muffin tins. Sprinkle sugar and shredded coconut on top.

Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the batter clean. Serves best when warm.

Recipe yields around 12 muffins. 

(I used this base recipe, and added different things from there). 


3 thoughts on “Monkey Muffins (Banana Muffins)

  1. These sound great! I love making baked goods in cupcake form because they’re easy to grab — and more likely to get eaten before they got stale. Also love that this recipe uses everything I typically have on hand — yay!

    • They are delicious! And you can tailor the toppings for your personal tastes of the day, which makes them awesome! Thanks for commenting! (Sorry for taking an eternity to reply!)

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