Coconut Banana Flax Muffins
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Serves: 12
 
A hearty, lightly sweet muffin which makes a great breakfast on the go or afternoon snack.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup of raw sugar
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 heaping tbs. greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup dried, unsweetened coconut
  • ⅛ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbs. flax seed
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl- mash bananas. Combine melted butter, oil, sugar, vanilla, syrup, yogurt, egg and coconut. In a separate bowl- add dry ingredients together-- flours, flax, cinnamon, oats, baking soda, powder and salt. Add dry ingredients into wet all at once and stir gently to combine. Fold in pecans if using.
  3. Topping. We sprinkle the muffins with a mixture of crushed almonds and raw sugar to give them a little extra crunch on top, but you can top them with cinnamon sugar or even nothing at all.
  4. Scoop into a prepared (sprayed with oil or lined with paper liners) muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes or until they are lightly brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe by Happy Go Stuckey at http://happygostuckey.com/coconut-banana-flax-muffins/