Banana Coconut Cupcakes


Have you ever looked over at your counter and pushed behind the breads and baked goods are those bananas you bought last week? Soft, mushy, super ripe bananas. I found some today at my house and figured eh why not? Lets make something with bananas in them. I have never made banana bread because honestly I would buy bananas but ate them before they would turn to the perfect ripeness. I was too impatient. So now was my chance to try banana bread and might as well add coconut because I love coconut. If you do not like coconut then just take it out.

Ingredients (makes 12-16 cupcakes)

1 3/4 Cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 Cup sugar

2/3 Cup shredded coconut

2 ripe bananas, mashed

2 eggs

1/3 Cup vegetable oil

1/2 Cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla

shredded coconut for topping

Preheat your oven to 350 and place cupcake liners in your pans.

In a large bowl sift together flour and baking powder. Mix in coconut and sugar. In a separate bowl mash bananas then add eggs, oil, sour cream, and vanilla. Beat until incorporated. Pour liquid mixture into flour bowl and stir until combined. Scoop into cupcake liners about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean at this point. Then add a sprinkle of coconut to the top of the cupcakes and bake for 2-4 more minutes until toasted.

Let me know what you think of this recipe if you try it or if you have any questions. 🙂


About kristinegough86

I have the passion to bake and love trying new recipes! I work at a school for children with disabilities as a manager of a cafe. This cafe allows the students learn the ability to work with the public and in the near future I am going to be able to bake with the students and let them learn about the love and passion there is to baking. :) I prefer baking over cooking although I do love to cook as well. I hardly ever repeat a recipe. I love my family, dogs, friends, and job. One day I will have my own bakery and I can not wait. Until then I am going to continue baking my little heart out.

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