Chocolate Chip Monkey Muffins (made with coconut oil)

Chocolate Chip Monkey Muffins made with Coconut Oil
Elise was making these yummy chocolate chip monkey muffins when I stopped by her house and she gave me one to try.  I immediately fell in love, and then fell even harder when I found out that they are made with coconut oil, very little sugar, and are so much better for you than regular muffins!  They are still so moist and delicious and have so much flavor.  Your little monkeys will love these!

Chocolate Chip Monkey Muffins (made with coconut oil)

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  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil (microwave 20 seconds to soften)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c. mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. coconut-finely chopped (optional)


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl beat together the bananas, brown sugar, milk, coconut oil, egg, and almond extract. Then stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt- just until moistened. Fold in the mini chocolate chips and coconut.
  • Divide the batter into the 12 muffin cups and bake 14 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan immediately.


  1. Deborah says:

    Perfect timing – I was just wondering what to do with some overripe bananas!

    • Emily says:

      You will love these, I need to make them again, I am going to have to get some more bananas and keep them all from getting eaten. 🙂

  2. Leah says:

    Could you make these with a different kind of oil (canola, olive)?

    • Emily says:

      I haven’t tried it, but I imagine it would work fine. 🙂

  3. Laura says:

    I agree that this is perfect timing. I just bought 17 bananas for 1.49! I like to call them “used bananas” because they are ready to be used in muffins or frozen for muffins later 🙂 I love muffins!!

  4. coconut oil says:

    Coconut oil is a safe and effective, natural body lotion.

    Needless to say, coconut oil’s abundant supply of soluble fiber is exceptionally effective in treating constipation, but if you take an overdose of it, it can be too smooth for your comfort. Aside from being an anti inflammatory, this oil is also antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral.

    • Kim says:

      And I would just like to add that canola oil has been deemed the worst oil on the market today it does the complete opposite that coconut oil does.

  5. mk says:

    this looks great! however, i’m not a fan of almond extract (both for taste and allergy reasons.) can i sub vanilla instead? thanks.

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  6. Kim says:

    Have you tried to make these gluten free and with coconut sugar.

    • Erica says:

      We haven’t tried those methods but if you do, please let us know how they turn out!

  7. Jacqui says:

    I love this recipe and have made it several times, as muffins or a loaf. I don’t use almond extract though. Today I substituted unsweetened vanilla almond milk (for milk) and whole wheat flour. It is so good!

    • Echo says:

      Thank you for sharing your variations on the recipe. It’s always good to get new ideas!

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