I have a long-tested banana bread recipe that is one my Grandma used to make. I have changed it up to add some coconut and mandarin oranges. I took them to work and people said they were wonderful.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 12 muffins cups or line with paper liners.

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  • Beat sugar and margarine together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; stir in eggs. Stir bananas into margarine mixture; stir in vanilla extract.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; stir into margarine mixture until just combined. Fold oranges and coconut into batter. Spoon batter into muffin tins.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Butter can be substituted for margarine and Splenda(R) can be substituted for sugar. Use half Splenda(R) and half sugar.

Tips

If baking as bread, bake 30 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

254.2 calories; 3.7 g protein; 39.6 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 247.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2014
Did it exact except used coconut flakes and less of them. Was delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2014
Did it exact except used coconut flakes and less of them. Was delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2014
Did it exact except used coconut flakes and less of them. Was delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2014
This is a great recipe! The coconut adds sweetness and a great texture. Very easy to pull together in a pinch. Had everything in my pantry! Great for breakfast! And a easy clean up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2017
I followed the recipe and added 1 cup of grated coconut and 1/2 cup of yogurt. The muffins were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2017
Update: I have made this several more times now sometimes following the recipe exactly sometime varying it. My kiddo doesn't like the chunks of mandarin so I usually blend up the mandarins into the batter. Family loves them as is but they are better with pineapple chunks. Something odd about these... when they are fresh from the oven they stick to the paper liner. After a few hours they peel off the paper just fine. Weird. Original: I always hesitate to rate a recipe that I've changed but I know other people may benefit from my changes. I suspect this would have been 5 stars had I followed the recipe exactly. Since coconut is supposed to be so good for you I subbed 1/4 C coconut oil 1/4 C butter for the margarine. I used 1.5 C gluten-free flour 1/2 C coconut flour. And I used fresh oranges. The coconut overpowered the other flavors a little but that was to be expected I guess. My family really enjoyed it and it will become a regular. I think it would also be good with pineapple instead of/or in addition to the oranges. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2017
I just made these for an easy grab and go breakfast. I sub'd a few things for added nutrition: 1/2 cup spelt flour for reg flour 1/2 cup brown sugar for white sugar and added 1 cup chopped walnuts in lieu of the mandarines as i didn't have any on hand. The batter itself was really good-tasted like cake! It also took a little longer to cook about 10 mins (maybe because i sub'd some spelt flour in there). Very good muffin recipe. It's seems more "treaty" than breakfasty but who doesn't want cake for breakfast?! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2017
Great recipe. Easy to make. Family and coworkers liked it. Wish the mandarins were more noticeable for flavour. Left some of the juice in to add moisture...we're just a bit in the drier side if oranges drained completely. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2016
I didn't use the oranges but it still tasted amazing! Thanks for the recipe!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2017
I followed the recipe exactly. They came out really good. Next time I might use a cup of coconut flakes instead of just 1/2. I also might try crushed pineapple instead of the mandarin oranges like someone else previously suggested. They definitely came out great with the ingredients given in the recipe. Read More