Simple Sundays | Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins
I’m sitting at the dining room table, in the dark, surrounded by boxes. My desk has been dismantled, the remnants of Halloween and scores of sweets exploding in every room, and our home in various stages of packing. I have been navigating the last few…
I’m sitting at the dining room table, in the dark, surrounded by boxes. My desk has been dismantled, the remnants of Halloween and scores of sweets exploding in every room, and our home in various stages of packing. I have been navigating the last few weeks with an extra shot of adrenaline, juggling life in general with the additional stress of selling our home.
It wasn’t in the immediate plan, but when the opportunity to move came and seemed to make sense, we seized it, and launched into this whirlwind. In a span of two weeks, we spun an idea into days that felt like the Tasmanian Devil himself placed the sale pending sign onto our front lawn.
Nine years in a house is found in every cabinet and drawer we empty. We try our best to live a tidy life, but you would be surprised to find the memories tucked everywhere we clean. Drawings from a 5 year old little girl, dedicated to her parents and new best friend. Lego pieces in every drawer. Permission slips that were supposed to be recycled. Wedding invitations, erasers, pencils, and hair ties. Lots of hair ties.
We’ve put so much love into this house, and this is the longest we’ve called one place home. It all feels bittersweet.
Before I cleaned the oven one last time, I wanted to bake something. Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins to go with my morning coffee, to watch with Saturday morning cartoons, enough to share with neighbors we will miss.
Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins
The sweet coconut streusel adds a wonderful crunch to these muffins!
For the Muffins:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cups sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk (or substitute 1/2 cup milk with juice of half a lemon)
3-4 very ripe bananas
For the Topping:
1/4 cup chopped coconut flakes
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
Topping adapted from Streusel Topping of Apple-Nut Muffins with