Sep 112012

I don’t like guessing games. Period. My daughter constantly engages me in her guessing games and I just suck at it. Today’s game was for me to guess the picture she drew for her science homework. Oh boy, I didn’t know I could guess so many animals and she was so pissed at each of the wrong guesses that I ended up with a swollen arm (one hit for each wrong one!!!). I think its time for glasses or animal lessons or better yet, time to enroll my daughter in an art class.



Anyway, without keeping you from further guessing on what’s today’s recipe, its “Mocha choco coconut banana muffins”. I think I’ve laid out almost all the main ingredients in the recipe. As many of you know I spite at bananas but like them (yes, you read it right) in only muffins. The unique combination of coffee, chocolate, coconut, and banana is just awesome. I think this recipe is a truce between me and bananas. My kids loved them and on a second thought I should have made my daughter guess the ingredients in these muffins, I don’t think she would have stood a chance just like I don’t in her court. Feel free to share your thoughts, I’m looking forward to reading them.

Step-by-Step Pictorial:

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In a food processor blend butter, brown sugar, white sugar until creamy. Add egg, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, coffee granules and process them until light and creamy.

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In a separate bowl mix all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients little by little until well combined. Fold everything together. Do not over mix. Add chocolate chips, coconut flakes and fold gently. Spoon the batter 2/3 of the prepared muffin molds. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 25 minutes or until the muffins turn slightly golden brown and if a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Enjoy!!!




Recipe adapted from

Mo-Cho-Co-Ba (Mocha Chocolate Coconut Banana) Muffins


  • All Purpose Flour -- 2 1/4 cups
  • Salt -- 1/4 tsp
  • Baking Powder -- 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda -- 1 tsp
  • Light Brown Sugar -- 3/4 cup
  • White Sugar -- 1/2 cup
  • Butter (room temperature) -- 1 cup
  • Egg -- 1 cup
  • Ripe Bananans -- 3 (mashed or pureed)
  • Instand Dried Coffee Granules -- 1 Tbsp
  • Vanilla Extract -- 1 tsp
  • Semi- Sweet Chocolate Chip -- 1 cup
  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes -- 1/4 cup


  1. In a food processor blend butter, brown sugar, white sugar until creamy. Add egg, ripe bananas, vanilla extract, instant dried coffee granules and blend them until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl sieve together all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients from step 1 and mix gently until all the flour mixture are incorporated. Gently fold everything together do not over mix.
  4. Add chocolate chips and coconut flakes in to the batter and fold gently. Add 2/3 of the batter into prepared muffin molds.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake the muffins for 25 minutes or until the muffin turns slightly golden brown and if toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack. Enjoy!!!


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#20. Linking this entry to Kid’s Delight event started by Srivalli and hosted by Vaishali. Also linking this entry to Vardhini’s Bake Fest Event hosted by Archana.

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  17 Responses to “Mo-Cho-Co-Ba (Mocha Chocolate Coconut Banana) Muffins”

  1. Oh they look so tempting and delicious!!! picture perfect!!


    Ongoing Event – Coconut

    Ongoing Event – Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids – Combo Meals

  2. Super fluffy and attractive muffins,i dont mind having some rite now..Yep its breakfast time for me,let me start my day with a fabulous muffins na:).

  3. WOW..that looks fantastic..wish i could bake with comfort as u do..50% bhi hota toh bhee no problem..but I guess with no one to eat these yummy goodies I have to restrict myself… u r goodies:)

  4. These look yum. I was wondering what the abbreviations stand for and I could not stand in your court. But I guess I would have preferred a muffin for ever wrong answer .:) how will I guess what the ingredients are otherwise.
    Can you link it to Bake Fest happening at my place?

    I am hosting Bake Fest all through Sept ’12. Do send me your entries
    I am also hosting Fast Food Not Fat Food 1st Sept to 15th Oct ’12. Do send me your entries

  5. Oh boy I don’t know about guessing games, however I would be game for a bite into those muffins!..surely looks so inviting..and that mortal surely looks like an apt prop..:)

  6. Priya, Vaishali, Srivalli: Thank you…
    Archana: Thanks …will link my entry for sure….

  7. Love the combination you’ve used. Love the old-world-meets-new-world effect created by the muffins in the stone vessel and just love those cute lil choco chips sitting atop the muffins!

  8. love the clicks!

  9. these look & sound totally perfect! love your title for ’em, too!

  10. I enjoyed your post! Thanks! I will be back!

  11. wow, these muffins look so cute! will have to try them…

  12. Looks very inviting Jayanthi!

  13. Wow Wow Wow…really Awesome

  14. My kid doesnt have the patience, so if I pretend to think for a long time, he would just answer the question himself :))! Lovely muffins 🙂

  15. these look so yummy…I need a late nite snack with my tea right now!

  16. Thanks for linking the mo-cho-co-ba-mocha to bake fest.

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