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I originally made a batch of zucchini and banana muffins for the cottage this past weekend.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,


  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. banana cherry coconut sounds like an awesome combo!

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