Tropical Muesli Muffins

With the weather changing I thought I'd brighten up my favourite muffins recipe with a tropical twist. I used coconut oil in place of the normal sunflower oil and added some desiccated coconut instead of sultanas. Then smooshed up a banana for extra oomph! And it wasn't just any old muesli it was a tropical muesli. One made by Dorset Cereals Simply Fruity Muesli - it has pineapple, papaya, and sultanas.

Normally I wouldn't mention a brand name. Gone are the days when bloggers can just say they like something without someone thinking that they were paid to mention it. So, normally I wouldn't mention the brand I used and keep it neutral; as I did in the ingredients list. I broke my norm this time because I really do value and enjoy the Dorset Cereals product. They have great flavor combinations that work great in these muffins.

Therefore I should say that they have in no way shape or form endorsed this post. Nor given me the product to "review." In fact they are probably not even aware that I am doing so! Unless one of you tells them.

These muffins are good and will make the whole kitchen smell like a tropical island. That might not be 100% accurate as you won't smell the ocean or other outdoor smells - just tropical fruit smells! Like coconut. Mostly coconut.

I suggest eating these by cutting them in half, while still warm, and gently spread a thin layer of butter on each side. With that I give you the recipe ....

Tropical Muesli Muffins

50g self-raising flour
75g wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder
100g, tropical muesli, plus extra to top the muffins with
50g desiccated coconut
75g light muscovado sugar
100ml coconut oil
1 egg
150ml milk
1 small ripe banana, smooshed

Heat the oven to 200C and line the cupcake/muffin tin with 9 paper liners.
Sift both of the flours into a mixing bowl and mix in the baking powder, muesli, coconut, and sugar.
In a jug mix the oil, egg, milk, and smooshed banana.
Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and gently mix until just combined.
Divide into the paper cases and sprinkle with extra muesli.
Bake for 15 minutes. Serve immediately with butter!

notes: find the original muesli muffin post here! Just to reiterate that Dorset Cereals do not endorse this post - for more information see my contact/policy page or have a read of this post I wrote a while back about advertising and my blog!


  1. Well I know what I'm doing as soon as I get home! I can't wait to make these! The muesli adds a great summery twist :)

    1. They are a perfect treat in the lead up to summer!!

  2. This is such a good recipe, I so need to try this! Seem very healthy too x

    1. Healthierish! They are pretty tasty and great with a good cup of tea or coffee!


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