Freekeh Coconut Banana Muffins | © 2015 | | © 2015 |

These banana muffins with freekeh and coconut are full of flavours and texture. They are fantastic for breakfast, served with a pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee and some seasonal fruits aside. Or add them to a lunchbox or take them into work for afternoon break. Sugar here again was replaced with a mix of NuNaturals white stevia powder and unsweetened applesauce.
Freekeh is ancient roasted green spelt berries and has an awesome nutty, chewy texture. It comes in both whole and cracked forms. The spelt is harvested when it is still young and green. It is then slow roasted over coals in the hulls, and is then de-hulled resulting in a beautiful green spelt berry. You can replace it with wholegrain spelt flour.

  • 125 g Coconut oil, melted
  • 6 package NuNaturals white stevia powder
  • 100 g Unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 Ripe bananas, roughly chopped
  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 150 g Whole freekeh, ground into flour
  • 150 g Refined spelt flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 45 g Desiccated coconut
  • 100 g Dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
  • Icing sugar, to dust, optional
  1. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper cases. Process melted coconut oil, stevia powder, applesauce, bananas, eggs and vanilla in a food processor until well combined.
  2. Place flours, baking powder, desiccated coconut and chocolate chunks in a large bowl, then fold in banana mixture.
  3. Divide the batter in muffin cases. Bake for 250-25 minutes or until risen and golden. Cool slightly in pan, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely. Serve dusted with icing sugar if desired. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


faithy 5/3/15 06:16

Looks so yummy! I gotta try stevia! First I have to get my hands on them first. :) Ive not heard of freekah. Coming to your blog, I always learn new things and flour! :D

Rosa's Yummy Yums 5/3/15 07:37

Wonderful! I really have to get my hands on fresh (not easy here).



Catherine 5/3/15 08:31

Dear Angie, Such beautiful muffins to enjoy in the morning with tea. xoxo Catherine

Bel | Ooh, Look... 5/3/15 08:31

hi Angie, Cool recipe and lovely styling.

kitchen flavours 5/3/15 09:34

Hi Angie,
Such lovely and healthy muffins! The perfect treat for snacking!

Jasna Varcakovic 5/3/15 10:40

I often find a new ingredient (in your recipes) that I want to try; freekeh is the next!

Medeja 5/3/15 10:41

Yummy! They really would be perfect for breakfast :)

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 5/3/15 12:32

Healthy and so pretty. When always Stevia now as a sugar substitute. It's breakfast time and I would love to have one of these this morning to start my day off right. Have a great weekend Angie.

Ritu Ahuja 5/3/15 13:00

They look delicious. Yummy yummy. Perfect for breakfast :)

Joanne 5/3/15 13:22

I love finding new uses for freekeh! Wish I were eating these for breakfast!

Jayanthi Sindhiya 5/3/15 13:26

Muffins look so good...Love the addition of chocolate chunks

Shashi Charles 5/3/15 14:32

Angie I so wish I had one of these muffins for breakfast now! So fluffy! I have worked with ground up freekeh before and loved the texture - but unfortunately it's not gluten free.

Ann Low 5/3/15 14:42

Angie, totally agree with Faithy. Always learn new name of ingredients from you and the muffins look so delicious!

Kelly 5/3/15 15:55

These muffins look incredible, Angie! I love the wholesome ingredients in here and the banana and coconut combo can't be beat!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 5/3/15 17:21

The dark chocolate and coconut in these are calling my name! Wonderful, healthy muffins, Angie!

grace 5/3/15 17:44

coconut, bananas, and chocolate go so well together! i'm completely unfamiliar with the taste and texture of freekeh, but these muffins look absolutely irresistible!

Gwen 5/3/15 20:36

These banana muffins are gorgeous and so healthy!

Jean | 5/3/15 20:41

Angie, what a great combination of good-for-you and good-tasting ingredients!

gardentowok 5/3/15 21:21

Stevia leaves a funny taste in my mouth so I will replace with another sugar, maybe maple sugar.

Tricia Buice 5/3/15 22:05

These muffins have a beautiful shape Angie. I love the coconut banana additions too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Ivy 5/3/15 23:13

These look delicious and so healthy!

Chris Scheuer 5/3/15 23:43

You're so smart about baking with all these ancient grains Angie! We love the combination of coconut and banana so I'm sure these muffins wouldn't last long at our house!

Kelsey 6/3/15 00:34

obsessed with muffins. these look good!

Monica 6/3/15 01:38

It always feels good to make and have muffins around the house. All the better with these healthier options. Loved learning more about freekeh. These look great!

The Yum List 6/3/15 01:41

I've only cooked once with this grain. Nice to see a recipe using it. Thanks!

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 6/3/15 01:53

These look FABULOUS, Angie! I love the golden-brown color of the tops. And using applesauce as a sweetener? Brilliant!

Vicki Bensinger 6/3/15 02:25

I'm a sucker for banana muffins and with coconut. These are sure to be a hit in my home. I've never tried freekeh but will search for it when I go to Whole Foods.

Dawn Yucuis 6/3/15 03:50

Your muffins sound delicious. They look like they are moist and sound so healthy.

Nammi 6/3/15 05:08

wow, guilt free muffins.

Nammi 6/3/15 05:09

wow, guilt free muffins.

Emma | Fork and Good 6/3/15 13:07

Freekah in muffins?! I would have never thought, yet these look gorgeous :)

Pam 6/3/15 17:22

I love banana with coconut! These muffins look pretty and tasty.

Susan 6/3/15 17:38

Warm muffin--cold day--perfect! I must try these, my friend, XOXO

Coffee and Crumpets 6/3/15 21:04

Beautiful muffins Angie! I love spelt flour and freekeh too, so I know these would be a hit with me!

Wok with Ray 7/3/15 00:16

Those muffins along with fresh fruits are absolutely great for breakfast. Have a good weekend, Angie! :)

Rebecca Subbiah 7/3/15 04:04

they look so good love the addition of the coconut have a lovely weekend too, share some pictures of where you live would love to see

Sophies Foodie Files 7/3/15 12:14

I made them just now & the flavors are just wonderful, dear Angie! So unusual & new for me too! xxxx Your photos are beautiful as always! xxx

Anne Regalado 7/3/15 12:50

Angie , I love this version of banana muffin , a delicious and nutritious treat !

Sandhya Hariharan 7/3/15 13:26

Beautiful Muffins... I love the use of coconut oil in them...It sends a sweets flavour out:)

Gloria Baker 7/3/15 14:37

The look amazing Angie!
Funny we both made muffins:)))

Chelsea Cowger 7/3/15 16:45
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Chelsea Cowger 7/3/15 16:46

Awesome i really like it

Also i found some good related recipes on:

fimère .b 7/3/15 18:17

à la banane c'est un bonheur j'adore
bonne soirée

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 7/3/15 23:47

I can't get enough of banana baked goods right now - these look fantastic with the banana and coconut!

Betty 8/3/15 06:51

These look so good! I love all of the grains you use- I've never even heard of freekah. These would make a perfect breakfast or snack any time of day. :)

Christine Ho 8/3/15 06:52

Banana muffins are my most favourite snack. I love your tweaks with those healthy ingredients, Angie. They are extra goodies.

Esther Lau 8/3/15 08:59

Angie, these look yummy! Come let's tea time together ;)

Barbara 8/3/15 12:59

Fabulous healthy muffins to start the day, Angie. With chocolate to boot! Yum!

What's Baking?? 8/3/15 14:04

What's freekeh Angie. Looks good

Cheri Savory Spoon 8/3/15 15:08

Hi Angie, love that you used freekeh and coconut in these muffins, the texture looks perfect, I bet these are delicious.

Gourmet Getaways 8/3/15 16:21

Love that you incorporated coconut as we love it both! Banana muffin made exciting with this addition. Smellin' good from the oven, for sure!

Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx

Honey Bee Sweets 8/3/15 16:38

These banana muffins look so soft and delicious! Plus one can never have one too many banana recipes! Thanks again for sharing another healthy cake recipe, thumbs up!!

Alida 8/3/15 19:33

Yummy! And freekeh sounds exotic to me, I love the way you try different new things. I think coconut and banana are a wonderful combination it reminds me of a (ages ago now!) holiday in the Caribbean... I hardly go far away these days though!! Ciao!

[Reply] 8/3/15 20:55

These muffins look so hearty. They would be great for breakfast or even a snack with a large cup of milk. Great healthy flour choice for these.

Gemma 9/3/15 00:34

Yum! Fluffy and delicious! :-) Would love to have a pair of these muffins right now to accompany my cup of milk.

Liz Berg 9/3/15 02:16

Bananas AND coconut??? Now why haven't I combined these two before? Your muffins look marvelous, Angie :)

Cakelaw 9/3/15 06:05

These sound fabulous. I am always on the lookout for recipes that are better for you but taste good, and these fit the bill.

mui mui 9/3/15 11:46

Love these healthy and fabulous banana muffins, Angie :)


Marcela 9/3/15 13:57

wow! what a lovely muffins! Bananas and coconut sounds great together!

Sokehah Cheah 9/3/15 16:05

I learn something from you today.... freekeh. Lovley muffins!

My Inner Chick 9/3/15 21:52

I would like 2 of those immediatnly w/ my coffee!!! xx

Erica 10/3/15 00:06

I love the addition of coconut oil! They look delicious, Angie!

Geraldine Saucier 10/3/15 01:07

These muffins look and sound delicious. Coconut and bananas a great combination:)

[Reply] 10/3/15 03:37

Angie....I love the combination of bananas, coconut and chocolate! These look fluffy and moist. And I would love the extra chewy texture from the freekeh! : )

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 10/3/15 19:56

Very nice muffins, bananas are always amazing in baked goods and I am curious with the freekeh addition.

cristina 11/3/15 18:04

I'm always in the mood for homemade muffins. Coconut and bananas are a winning pair!

CookWith Manali 12/3/15 00:29

These are absolutely beautiful Angie! love the flavors!

lenia 12/3/15 20:24

These are so tempting! The best way to start your day!
Kisses, sweet Angie!

mjskit 14/3/15 02:49

What delicious looking little muffins! Once again you have me very curious about freekah, what it looks like but more importantly, what it taste like. You always pique my curiosity Angie.

Veronica's Kitchen 14/3/15 09:18

I love banana muffin and these muffins are so healthy and delicious! Don't mind having anytime of the day!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 15/3/15 00:22

It's my first time to hear about Freekeh and I would want to try that in my cooking as well.

Nippon Nin 17/3/15 23:19

I memo-ed Mark Porter's quote. Anyway, I always enjoy visiting your beautiful blog.

Hema 18/3/15 17:39

I am loving everything about these muffins, bananas, coconut and chocolate, looks absolutely delicious..

Roz Corieri Paige 28/3/15 03:34

The coconut in your banana muffins must equal to SUPER MOISTNESS, Angie! Thanks for the tip and the recipe that my family adores and makes! We'll need to add the coconut from now on! Pinned, Saved and Printed!!!!!

Terra 1/5/15 06:27

I was just at a Turkish store, and asked my friend about Freekah. Now I need to grab some, and try one of your recipes! Your muffins look delicious, Hugs, Terra


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