Butterscotch Banana Muffins

Do you have bananas on your counter to use up?  These Butterscotch Banana Muffins are the perfect breakfast…or as a snack for a housewarming party.  It all depends what happens first.  Make sure you keep reading to get to the fun housewarming party that these muffins are for.

Butterscotch Banana Muffins, banana muffins

 Muffins are the perfect comfort breakfast food.  They are easy to make up the night before and to grab on your way out the door.  We always have bananas, either on the counter or in the freezer, so I have to keep coming up with new banana muffins to make for my kids.  Although, I really don’t mind making these Banana Bread Muffins all the time.   [Read more...]

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops

I am always looking for easy breakfast recipes that my kids will eat.  These Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops were a hit for breakfast here.

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops

From about January until now I start to dream of warm days filled with sunshine.  Yesterday was the first day of Spring, but it was such a tease.  It was bright and sunny and a balmy 30*  Come on Spring…where are the warmer days?

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops, Jello pudding mix

That’s ok.  I can bake another batch of these coconut muffins, turn my heat up to 80, and pretend that I am sitting on the beach.  Every time I eat anything coconut, it totally makes me think of our trip to St. Maarten and eating coconut nutella crepes.  Another fun recipe that was inspired from that trip were these Coconut Nutella Cookies.  Hhhmmm…now I want cookies :-)

The more I make coconut baked goods, the more my kids are starting to like it.  I was a little worried they wouldn’t go for a coconut muffin that was topped with more coconut, so I did make some of the muffin tops without the extra coconut on top.  But they surprised me and ate all of them.

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops, Jello pudding mix

These muffin tops are actually a cross between a muffin and a scone.  The baking mix in the batter gives it that scone taste, but the pudding mix makes it light and soft.   These are more of a standard muffin that is not overly sweet.   If you want it slightly sweeter, you could add some chocolate chunks for a burst of chocolate in each bite.  I’m a fan of chocolate at breakfast, so chocolate went into my batter.

The box of coconut cream Jell-o pudding mix does add some extra sugar, but over all these are a little bit healthier than regular muffins.  Using applesauce in place of any oil or butter also keeps it more on the healthy side.  And when you are dreaming of being on the beach, we all want more  healthy baked goods, right?

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops, Jello pudding mix


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Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Yield: 16 muffin tops

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Muffin Tops

Easy baking mix muffins made with coconut pudding and coconut milk will take you to the beach while you are eating breakfast.


2 cups baking mix (like Bisquik)
1 box instant coconut cream pudding (3.4 oz.)
3/4 cup shredded coconut, divided
2 eggs
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup chocolate chunks


  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the baking mix, pudding, and 1/2 cup coconut. Create a hole in the center and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and applesauce. Pour into the center of the baking mix. Stir together gently by hand, until just moistened. Do not over mix. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  2. Place a large spoonful into a greased muffin top pan. Sprinkle with the extra coconut on top. Bake at 375* for 11-12 minutes. Cool for 2-3 minutes in the pan before removing them to a wire rack. Serve warm. Store in a sealed container for 4-5 days. Makes 16 muffin tops.


You can also bake these in a regular muffin tin if you don't have a muffin top pan. Fill muffin liners 3/4 full and bake 18-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins this way.


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Loaded Butterfinger Banana Muffins

Do you know what happens when you add candy bars to muffins?  You get Loaded Butterfinger Banana Muffins!

Loaded Butterfinger Banana Muffins

 Oh don’t act all surprised that I put sweets in my breakfast food!!!  Have you seen THIS, THIS, and THIS?   It’s kind of a thing I do around these parts.

Back to these muffins…if you add candy to them, you and everyone in your house will eat them for breakfast, morning snack, lunch, after lunch snack, dinner, and bed time snack.  Basically those candy filled muffins disappear like hot cakes.  It will make you feel all warm and cozy inside because missing muffins means this is a good recipe…a really, REALLY good one!!!   [Read more...]