Banana Crunch Muffins.

Last night as the children were cozied up in their beds, I decided to bake Ryan his very favorite muffins.  He was after all installing my new printer for me. A task which took much longer than either of us anticipated.  Fair trade, no? 

Now, this recipe is not a Dandee original. It is an Ina classic found via Stephmodo, but you must try it out for yourself. The muffins are completely divine and will have your house smelling so good you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.  Trust me.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 bananas)
  • 1 cup medium-diced ripe bananas (1 banana)
  • 1 cup small-diced walnuts
  • 1 cup granola
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • Dried banana chips, granola, or shredded coconut, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line 18 large muffin cups with paper liners. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the melted butter and blend. Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas, and add them to the flour-and-butter mixture. Scrape the bowl and blend well. Don't overmix.

Fold the diced bananas, walnuts, granola, and coconut into the batter. Spoon the batter into the paper liners, filling each one to the top. Top each muffin with dried banana chips, granola, or coconut, if desired. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly, remove from the pan, and serve.

I dare you to only eat one.  I've already devoured three.  Yikes.  


  1. Yum!!!

    I saw your breakfast club w/friends picture...double yum!!

  2. UM.. it looks DELICIOUS. Please stop tempting me with these pictures until I have time to make my own! ;D

  3. Added to my list of things to make! Have you been taking those pictures with your new camera? Every photo is like candy! (and if it's with your old camera...still, like candy!)

  4. Wow! These images are straight up magazine ready! Yum!

  5. And I seriously bough bananas today in hopes to see this posted! YES! Beyond thrilled! Thank you!!

  6. Those look yummy - we're going to have to give them a try!

  7. I can attest that these are yummy. So are the pics...

  8. The coconut is what sounds so great about that recipe. I love coconut! I will try these ASAP!

  9. They LOOK and sound delicious and I just found out yesterday that some of Shaye's years of belly pain is due to severe fructose intolerance so I am going to have to start making more goodies from scratch. Timely post- thanks!!

  10. Oh, those look so good! I'm trying to curtail the baking, ya know, in hopes of curtailing my growin' waist. We'll see if I can hold out.

  11. wowza - those are some pretty muffins. you're well on your way to becoming a fancy photography stylist/photo taker.
    next up! cookbook!
    love, lindsay

  12. seriously...those look sooo mouthwatering! I am definately going to have to make those. Too bad about no coupons used!

  13. made them last night - mmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
    My boy loves them too. Such a great breakfast muffin with coffee... thank you for showing me my new favorite muffin recipe by a long shot!

  14. Oh! These look delicious. Im adding this recipe to my list!

    I make a mean chocolate chip oatmeal cookie and I have been avoiding making them. Ill make a batch and two days later two dozen cookies have disappeared between two people. And I wonder why my husband and I have gained a little weight?

    Great alternate and healthy sweet: Nancy's nonfat yogurt with frozen or fresh berries.