Healthy ABCD Muffins (Apple, Banana, Coconut & Date)

ABCD Muffins… so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

ABCD Muffins... so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

This recipe is a couple of years old now, but given that it’s still as popular as ever, I thought it needed a freshen up. New photos, new blog post AND a video. Why not! These ABCD Muffins are so good they deserve all that… and more!

ABCD Muffins... so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

So what does the ABCD in the title stand for? Apple. Banana. Coconut. Dates. Easy-peasy, right! Oh and did I mention that these are also kid-friendly, lunchbox-friendly AND freezer-friendly. Yep, they pretty much tick every single box.

ABCD Muffins... so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

And if you don’t think that’s awesome enough… then these are also award-winning muffins! Yep, Super Food Ideas voted this wee little muffin recipe of mine to be the most popular lunch box recipe. Whoop whoop! See, nothing beats a super simple recipe, right!?

ABCD Muffins... so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

Speaking of lunch box snacks, make sure you check out my whole collection of 101 school-friendly recipes. It’s going to save you a whole lot of time and energy (I promise). Ooh and with that newfound time and energy, you can totally do ALL the important things… like binge-watch Netflix. Obviously.

ABCD Muffins... so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

Well that’s it from me today! I hope you and your gorgeous kiddies enjoy my new ABCD Muffins!

ABCD Muffins... so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

ABCD Muffins - Conventional Method

ABCD Muffins... super healthy! Made with Apple, Banana, Coconut and Dates. These muffins are totally delicious!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Healthy Snacks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, grated
  • 2 small bananas, mashed
  • 50 g pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125g) vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup (190g) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (15g) desiccated coconut
  • 220 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (125g) raw sugar plus extra for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 
  • Place apple, bananas, dates, vegetable oil, milk and egg into a bowl and mix until very well combined.
  • Add desiccated coconut, self-raising flour and raw sugar and mix very gently until just combined (be careful not to over mix!!).
  • Spoon mixture into prepared muffins tins and sprinkle with extra raw sugar.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes (turn tray after 10 minutes and then check at 15 minutes).
  • Leave in tray for a couple of minutes and then place onto a wire rack (so the muffins don't sweat).
ABCD Muffins... so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

ABCD Muffins - Thermomix Method

Thermomix ABCD Muffins... super healthy! Made with Apple, Banana, Coconut and Dates. These muffins are totally delicious!
5 from 3 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Healthy Snacks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 50 g pitted dates
  • 2 small bananas
  • 125 g vegetable oil
  • 190 g milk
  • 1 egg
  • 15 g desiccated coconut
  • 220 g self-raising flour
  • 125 g raw sugar plus extra for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 
  • Place quartered apple and whole pitted dates into the Thermomix bowl. Chop on Turbo for 10 seconds (or until apple is grated and dates are finely chopped). You may need to scrape down the sides a couple of times.
  • Add the banana and mix on Speed 5, 5 seconds.
  • Add the oil, milk and egg and mix on Reverse Speed 5, 15 seconds or until really well combined.
  • Add the self raising flour, coconut and sugar and gently mix with the spatula or wooden spoon until just combined - be careful not to over mix.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared muffins tins and sprinkle with extra raw sugar.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes (turn tray after 10 minutes and then check at 15 minutes).
    Leave muffins in the tray for a couple of minutes and then place onto a wire rack (so the muffins don't sweat).

ABCD Muffins... so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

ABCD Muffins... so healthy and so easy! These muffins are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates which makes them super moist and extra tasty!

 

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Lee-Anne

When I first opened your post, Lucy, I thought you’d made ACDC muffins!!! (Wonder what those would taste like??)
As a big muffin fan, I’ll add these to my list. I’m cooking the mini cottage pies this week, combining potato with sweet potato (my family are huge potato fans!)

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Ami@NaiveCookCooks

These muffins are so gorgeous and packed with healthy foods! Must.Make!!

Gourmet Getaways

Yeah, I despise dry muffins! Love the moist look of your goodies on photo :). Once again, good luck on the competition!

Julie
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Tat

Congratulations on your nomination. Those muffins look delicious! I’m off to vote for you now πŸ˜‰