Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze

by | Mar 29, 2017 | All, Breakfast & Brunch

These Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze are the perfect bite-sized sweet to add to your brunch buffet!

Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with a tangy fresh lime glaze on a wooden serving platter. Love banana bread? You’re going to be super excited by this recipe for Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze.

It has all the familiarity of your favorite banana bread crossed with the tropical flavors of coconut and lime. Their bite-sized form makes them perfect for brunch (or even snacking on the run)!

As much as I love brunch, sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by the choices. Do I fill my belly with savory entrees like this Fireman’s Overnight Breakfast Casserole or this Sausage and Pepper Jack Egg Bake?

Or should I go all in on the sweet treats with these Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Danish or a big slice of Grandma’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake? And how do I save room for a brunch cocktail like this Mexican Mimosa?

That’s why I love serving these Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze on my brunch menu. They are the perfect bite-sized sweet to satisfy my sweet tooth while still leaving room for all of the other goodies on the spread.

Mini muffin pan filled with Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze. Garnished with fresh shredded coconutBanana bread is always a crowd-pleaser, but this recipe for Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze takes a traditional favorite and gives it a tropical twist with the addition of sweet flaked coconut and a tart lime glaze.

The moist, sweet coconut adds a lovely texture, and the lime glaze gives these muffins just the right amount of sweet-tart tang. These fresh flavors practically scream spring and would be a delicious addition to your Easter brunch buffet.

Can I bake this recipe for banana bread mini muffins as regular size muffins? 

Of course you can! You can even make this recipe in a loaf pan if you prefer slices of bread instead of mini or regular sized muffins. Just be sure to extend the baking time to ensure the larger forms are baked through. 

How to make mini muffins ahead of time

Most muffins freeze beautifully, and these Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins are no exception. Wrap the muffins tightly and pop them in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to serve them, simply defrost the muffins and drizzle with the sweet, tart lime glaze. 

Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins drizzled with a fresh lime glaze and garnished with shredded coconut.

Mini muffin mania is a thing! Just look at these other scrumptious mini muffin flavors: 

Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts (can be made in muffin form) – Garnish with Lemon®

Apple, Pecan & Banana Mini Muffins – Barbara Bakes

Glazed Cranberry Orange Muffins – Garnish with Lemon®

Mini Applesauce Muffins – Melanie Makes

Yield: 40-48

Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze

Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze

Love banana bread? Don’t miss our tropical twist on an old favorite with this Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes



  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (I used vanilla flavored)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons flaked sweetened coconut, divided

Lime Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided


To make the mini muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray mini muffin pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add sugar and coconut oil to a large bowl and mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Place banana, Greek yogurt and vanilla in bowl with sugar mixture and mix until blended. Gradually add flour mixture until just moist. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Evenly divide batter using small scoop among mini muffin pan(s) and sprinkle batter with remaining 3 tablespoons coconut. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pan and allow to cool on rack.

To make the lime glaze:

  1. Combine powdered sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice in a small bowl. If mixture is too thick, add extra lime juice until desired consistency is reached. Gently drizzle over cooled muffins.


Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

3 mini muffins

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 148mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 20g Protein: 3g

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