[Recipe] Banana Coconut Muffins with Coconut Streusel Toppings Using Airfyer

May 20, 2019 0 Comments A+ a-

I recently had an obsession with everything coconut - from dessicated coconut to coconut milk and coconut oil. 

Coconut oil is known for various benefits, such as for increasing "good" cholesterol, controlling blood sugar, and promoting shiny hair & healthy skin (source). Something to be aware of when cooking with coconut oil is its lower smoke point compared to most kitchen oil, so cooking/ baking temperatures needs to remain at/ below medium temperature, i.e. 170 degrees Celsius.

I loved the aroma of coconut and freshly baked muffins filling the kitchen when I made these. I am sure you will love them too! Best eaten when still warm. :)

Banana Coconut Muffins with Coconut Streusel Toppings

Yield: 5 muffins


(A) Dry ingredients

55g flour (top flour preferred)
35g dessicated coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

(B) Wet ingredients

1 egg, beaten
60g coconut oil* (other types of oil are fine too)
50 sugar (caster sugar preferred)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 large ripe bananas

* I use Life Coco's Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

(C) Coconut streusel toppings

4 tsp dessicated coconut
4 tsp flour
3 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp sugar


1. Preheat.
Preheat airfryer at 150 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes.

2. Combine (A).
Combine all ingredients in (A) together. Set aside. These are the dry ingredients.

3. Mash.
In another bowl, mash the bananas with the back of your fork.

4. Combine (B).
Combine the bananas with the remaining (B) ingredients to form the wet ingredients.

5. Combine (C).
In another bowl, combine the ingredients for the coconut streusel toppings.

6. Mix the batter.
Add the wet ingredients (B) into the dry ingredients (A). Fold in gently.

Tip: Do not overmixing the cake batter. Otherwise, the cough will become tough cakes to the gluten.

7. Pour.
Pour into the muffin cups till 2-thirds full. Top generously with the coconut streusel.

8. Bake.
Bake in airfryer at 150 degrees Celsius for 12 min till golden brown. If needed, continue baking for 3 to 5 min more.

Best served warm with hot tea. Enjoy!

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