Easy Mix & Bake Nut-free Choc Banana & Coconut Muffins

Running out of ideas for kids school lunches?

These mix and bake choc banana & coconut muffins are the perfect  nut-free lunchbox treat. With using alternatives to sugars, good quality 70% dark chocolate and wholemeal spelt flour makes them a healthier yet still super yummy, kid friendly snack. You can swap the chocolate and use sultanas or blueberries to keep things interesting.

My kids love them, make a batch and freeze them in ziplock bags for easier lunchbox treats.


Choc Banana & Coconut Muffins

  • Servings: 12
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400g mashed bananas (approx 4 bananas)

2 eggs

1/2 cup grape seed, coconut, olive oil or melted butter

1/4 cup pure maple syrup, raw honey or rice malt syrup

1 cup milk of choice (I used buttermilk )

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups wholemeal spelt flour or wholemeal plain flour

3/4 cup desiccated coconut

2 tsp baking powder

80g 70% dark chocolate, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 160’C  line a 12 capacity muffin tray with muffins cases
  2. In a large bowl place the mashed banana and all the wet ingredients, mix well to combine
  3. Add the remaining dry ingredients mixing well. Fold through the chocolate pieces reserving some to top muffins
  4. Pour into prepared muffin cases 3/4 full, top with extra chocolate pieces
  5. Bake in the oven for 35-40mins until when a skewer is inserted comes out clean

Note- for Gluten Free version > Replace flours with almond meal (will be a more dense less fluffy)




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