Here is a quick and easy share for a delicious and noteworthy treat. I only just made these yesterday and just had to share them with you…
When I first started cooking, I watched Food Network EVERY Saturday for hours in my kitchen while I cooked and baked up a storm. This was back in the days when Food Network was less about who is winning a contest and MORE about watching great chefs cooking amazing food. Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa) was my absolute, hands down, favorite celebrity. Years later, I own every one of her cookbooks and in some cases multiple copies so I could have all my favorites at my cottage too. Her kitchen, home, table settings, and food were all soooo dreamy.
Ina’s very first cookbook The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook features her best sellers made-from-scratch in her gourmet store “Barefoot Contessa” in West Hampton, NY. Let me tell you there are A LOT of tried-and-true amazing recipes in this cookbook. One of my favorites is the Banana Crunch Muffins. These babies contain the delicious combination of bananas, coconut, and granola.
I have made these muffins over the years for soooo many people – friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. When I pick up this book now, it almost always lays open to a splattered page 212 which features this favorite recipe. Even if you are not a huge coconut fan, I encourage you to still give these a try. With only 1 cup in 24 muffins, the coconut adds sweetness without a strong flavor. Enjoy!!!!