Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For Emily

My niece is probably my blog's youngest follower. Like all the kids in my extended family, she is a foodie. Here's a recipe for one of her requests, easy enough for a budding epicurean to make on her own.

Coconut Banana Muffins

170g softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon molasses (optional)
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
(usually 3 bananas)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dessicated coconut
(if you omit the coconut, increase flour measurement to 1 3/4 cups)

Preheat oven to 175 deg C. Beat all the ingredients together at high speed with an electric mixer. Line 18 muffin pans and fill with batter, about 3/4 full as the batter will rise while baking. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


  1. Oh this is so cute that you've dedicated this post to your niece. You are a lucky girl to have such a cool aunt, Emily!!

  2. Thank you Tita Annie for making this!!!
    Whenever I go on the computer I check your blog.
    Can't wait for more recipes, I'm going to show my mom (Soo-zhun) this and she is going to say: "OMG Em wow!"

  3. this is adorable. i love young foodies and this cupcake is just as cute and oozing with sweetness!
    btw, i know you are one of my followers on my blog.. i just want to say that my domain has changed to . i hope you find the time to update the link.

    again thank you and i hope to see you stop by soon.

    warm regards,