Travel + Food Blog

Banana, Oat & Coconut


I'm in a bit of a funk lately- actually a BIG funk - and being Monday it's definitely amped up a notch. If you know me at all, this can only mean two things: music & baking. Oh and about 2 hours on instagram looking at everyone elses' vacation pictures and wishing it was me in the Maldives basking in the sunshine while people serve me platters of cheese and champagne.

Speaking of Instagram- I often wonder what I did with my time before social media? It's seriously THE biggest time waster ever, but I love love LOVE it. I spend hours trawling through pictures of over styled living rooms with perfectly placed throws and cushions, spotless marble bathrooms that look like they have never been used, vacation spots that only Donald Trump could afford. Escapism at its finest.

Now let's get onto the recipe- because they muffins are YUMMO and as a bonus- reasonably healthy. Wholemeal flour, olive oil, oats and fruit make these fall under the "go ahead and have a second muffin, you are doing your body a FAVOUR" category. Then again, I also say that about dark chocolate & coffee, so pay no attention to me at all.

Original recipe makes 12 muffins in a small tin, I made 8 in the larger muffin tins. So when I said I had two muffins above ^, I actually had the equivalent of 3 muffins- dont judge, I'M IN A FUNK.



  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (bi-carb)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 mashed ripe small bananas.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence


Place all ingredients in a big bowl (TURN UP YOUR MUSIC), and stir until combined (how easy is that?!). Spoon into greased muffin trays. Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes (if using larger muffin tins) and 15 mins for smaller ones. Cooking time may vary slightly- just check by placing a knife in the centre- if it comes out clean they are ready.

Serve warm with butter (and golden syrup if you have it on hand).