Banana Coconut Cupcakes Recipe -
Banana Coconut Cupcakes Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Banana Coconut Cupcakes

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"A great alternative to banana bread and a great way to get some potassium into the kids (and the husband)!"

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Original recipe makes 16 cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Beat sugar, olive oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until light in color and creamy. Add bananas and coconut; stir to combine. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into banana mixture until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.
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May 22, 2013

Wished I would've read the reviews before I made these because they were so over-baked. Set the timer for 35 minutes ( somewhere in middle of 30-40 minutes as per recipe) but I bet they only needed 20-25 minutes. They are definitely more like muffins than cupcakes and I didn't care for the olive oil taste. Could be because I have very good olive oil and it really came through, but still if I did make them again I would try coconut oil. Coconut and banana is a good combo though!

May 02, 2013

These were so tasty, and I love the texture! They settle my sweet tooth without killing my diet. These are more like muffins than cupcakes, though - beware that the batter is pretty thick. I was afraid they weren't going to turn out right, but 20 minutes in the oven was all they needed. Thanks for the easy recipe! I will be making this often.


6 Ratings

Sep 14, 2013

I thought these were VERY good! I used coconut oil instead of Olive Oil. And I added some mini dark chocolate chips. I just had one without icing...but I will be icing them. They're not sweet, they are more muffin than cupcake I think...but they're REALLY yummy! Oh, and I only baked them for 20 minutes...that was plenty of time.

May 02, 2013

Very delicious. The only thing I am going to do is add a creamy frosting on top.

Apr 25, 2013

baked these today in my 1-cup Nordic ware mini bundt pans - success!! we loved the muffins. thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 170 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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