Banana Coconut Breakfast Muffins

I love muffins for breakfast, but I like to stick to healthier, homemade treats rather than store bought.  I had been looking for a new recipe because I was getting a little tired of my go-to recipe, and Courtney at Sweet Tooth Sweet Life came to the rescue!

She always bakes up the most incredible looking goodies, and I love that she “healthifies” a lot of her recipes!  Inspired by her most recent muffins—Oatmeal Raisin Banana!—I whipped up my own version featuring my beloved coconut!


Because it’s just me, I try to pare down recipes whenever I can, so this will make you 6 muffins.  Perfect for work-week breakfasts +1 for an evening snack.  Not that I had to devour one straight from the oven last night or anything.  Nope.  That didn’t happen at all. Winking smile

Banana Coconut Breakfast Muffins

Inspired by Courtney!

Makes 6


1 ripe banana, mashed

1 egg white

1/4 c. + 2 T. coconut milk

1/2 c. flour

1/2 c. old fashioned oats (not instant)

3 T. Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 c. shredded coconut

For the topping

2 T. oats

scant 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

1 tsp. Smart Balance Light, melted

Mix all of the topping ingredients together and set aside.

For the muffins, first, mash up the banana.  If your banana isn’t quite ripe enough, pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds.  It’ll mush right up for ya!

Whisk in the egg white and coconut milk, then add in all of your dry ingredients except for the coconut.  Whisk gently, just until combined.  Stir in the coconut, being careful not to overmix!


Using a 1/4 cup measure, distribute the batter evenly into a sprayed muffin tin.  Divide the topping evenly over the muffins.  Bake @ 400* for 20-22 minutes.


Don’t be scared of the healthy label on these—you won’t miss any of the bad stuff!  008

Moist and flavorful!  I’m smearing mine with a little almond butter for breakfast this morning!

Where do you find great health-ified recipes? 

I’m always on the lookout for new ideas—tell me where to go! Open-mouthed smile


17 thoughts on “Banana Coconut Breakfast Muffins

  1. ohhh emmm geeee! i want one now!

    i try to change out the ‘yucky’ ingredients for healthy ones, but i also love danica’s daily, and the skinny taste for low fat recipes!

    i just saw the new starbucks drink w/coconut….have you seen it yet? but, i saw where someone had changed it up into a low fat version. i am going to have to try and find it now….

    have a good hump day!!!

    • I will have to check out those sites! I haven’t seen the Starbuck’s drink yet, but this weekend you’d better believe I’ll be on a quest to find one! 🙂

      Happy Hump Day to you, too!

  2. I loveee muffins, honestly any kind is great! When I was younger, my mom would take me to Dunkin Donuts a few days a week after school and I would get either a blueberry, chocolate chip or coffee cake muffin <– favorite kind 🙂 I try to stay away from those now though haha, and these sound like a tasty substitution I shall be trying!
    When I look at a recipe that has some unhealthy ingredients, such as shortening, butter or oil in desserts, I usually replace at least half of the portions with apple sauce. It keeps the dessert nice and moist but still has great flavor! I have a tradition of making a yellow cake with chocolate frosting for my brother when he visits and I always use apple sauce instead of the oil it calls for and he has never known 🙂

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