Tuesday, 5 August 2014

#WIAW - Banana, Cherry, Coconut Muffins

It is WIAW and we have entered that non-stop busy part of the summer around here. We are often out of town on the weekends. I am traveling for work. And my training is ramping back up again. So my favourite grab-and-go breakfast item is muffins. They are easy to prep. And easy to take where ever I am going.

I have been experimenting in the kitchen over the last few weeks and trying out new flavour profiles.

I originally made a batch of zucchini and banana muffins for the cottage this past weekend. I knew they weren't my best, but they were pretty nutrient dense. My husband, however, informed me that they tasted like healthy war rations... Whomp! Whomp! Not exactly what I was going for.

So I reworked the recipe and created a Banana, Cherry, Coconut Winner!

Banana Cherry Coconut Power Muffins
Makes 18 large muffins


Dry Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup barley flour
1 1/2 cup Pamela Gluten-Free Pancake Mix
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp pumpkin spice
1/3 cup shredded coconut

Wet Ingredients:

1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 cup almond milk
1 cup cherries (chopped)
2 bananas (mashed)
Giddy Yoyo Red Banana Spears (chopped)


1. Preheat oven 350F
2. Mix Dry Ingredients together in a large bowl
3. Add in Wet Ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth and fully combined
4. Dish into muffin cups and place in oven
5. Cook for 20-25 minutes (or until cooked through - test with a fork and if it comes out clean they are ready)

Hope you guys enjoy!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

12 comments:

  1. Mmmm these look fantastic. Did you grind your own barley flour? I've not cooked with barley flour but definitely have barley on hand.

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    1. I have not done that?! But I am sure it is possible! This was Bob's Red Mill and already in flour form

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  2. Haha, leave it to husbands to be brutally honest! These sound amazing! Thanks for sharing

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  3. Oh yum! Those look amazing! And lol at your husband!!!

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    1. He ate 3 of the new batch this morning, so these ones are husband approved!

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  4. haha at least he was honest! Hopefully he likes this second batch much better! :D

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    1. He ate 3 this morning before work, so these ones have his stamp of approval

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  5. LOL Giddy YO YO! I think that may be my new catch phrase! ;)

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  6. Those look delicious! It can definitely take a few tries to get a madeover recipe right! :)

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  7. this looks fab! i am a muffin and cherry aholic! haha

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  8. banana cherry coconut sounds like an awesome combo!

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  9. Healthy war ration muffins? Sadly, I would probably be all over that. Peanut butter makes everything taste better. ;)

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