Banana Coconut Cupcakes

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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. 🙂

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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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