Banana Muffins or Banana Bread – You decide!?

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share with you this delicious banana bread or banana muffin recipe. I can never seem to keep up with the banana consumption in our house, one minute the kids and hubby are eating them like they’re going out of fashion, the next minute they’re sitting in the fruit bowl looking sorry for themselves!!


I’ll let you into a secret I am not a banana fan. I actually had a rather irrational fear of them when I was younger! Apparently bananaphobia is an actual thing!?..who knew! Anyway, I couldn’t even pick a banana up…that was until I had kids when I was forced to handle them to make banana puree etc and just to peel them during the weaning days! I still can’t eat a whole banana now but I do love them when they’re cooked in things bizarrely…I think it’s the texture that bothers me but when cooked in something delicious like this yummy banana bread i’m all good and very happy to help with the consumption!! It’s so good and even better straight out of the oven with some nut butter on top too! Mmmmmm!!!!


This recipe works well as banana bread or banana muffins so why not try both! If you’re slightly pushed for time then go for the muffins as these take literally 15 mins or so in the oven! So let’s get to the recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • 150g Coconut Sugar
  • 250g Self raising flour
  • 125g Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 bananas – mashed
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Optional extras – walnut pieces, chocolate chips, rind of an orange,
  • Top with demerera sugar and banana slices or dried banana pieces

What you need to do:

  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Pre-line or grease a loaf tin with some coconut oil or some greaseproof paper. Alternatively set out 12 silicon cupcake cases into a muffin tray.
  • Once you’re set with that start by mixing all the wet ingredients together, so the bananas, eggs, vanilla and the coconut oil. (You can melt the coconut oil in a pan over a low heat and then allow to cool first or you can put straight in at room temperature. The mixing action will soften and turn the oil into a liquid so not essential, just requires a little extra arm muscle!)
  • Once well combined add your dry ingredients, so the baking powder, sugar and self-raising flour and mix well.
  • Now you can add any optional extras and again mix well.
  • Once combined transfer your mixture into your pre-lined loaf tin or into some silicon muffin cases depending on what you go for.
  • If using the loaf tine then sprinkle with some coconut sugar and some banana slices. If making muffins top with some dried banana pieces or a banana slice on the top of each one
  • Bake in the oven for 55 minutes if in a loaf tin or 15-18 mins for muffins…or until a a cake tester or skewer comes out clean.
  • Enjoy warm with some nut butter!!

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