Coconutty Raisin Banana Muffin

Mimi’s Coconutty Raisin Banana Muffin Recipe

This wonderful recipe was given to us by Mimi Marchant. Mimi works at Osteria la Civetta. Osteria is one of our favorite eateries. Over the years that we have been in Falmouth we have become friends. Mimi is from an old Cape Cod family and she enjoys telling us about how, “Things came to be.”  She loves to cook but lives alone. As a result, she delights in sharing some of her favorite recipes with us because we have the Palmer House inn’s big beautiful kitchen and a house full of folks to enjoy our cooking.  I hope that you enjoy these tasty and healthy muffins as much as we do.


  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 small bananas (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tsp. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. salted butter (melted)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Coconutty Banana Muffin Recipe Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 Degrees

In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in 1/2 cup almonds, 1 cup coconut and the raisins. Mix in bananas and set aside.

In small bowl beat together egg, milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 3 tbsp. butter. Add to flour mixture: mix until moistened.

Spoon into 12 greased muffin pans.

Mix remaining coconut, 2 tbsp. almonds, 2 tbsp. butter, 2  and cinnamon tsp. brown sugar. Sprinkle over each muffin.

Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center, comes out clean.

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