Makes 8-12 muffins

1¼ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

2½ very ripe bananas, mashed (¾ cup)

½ cup Earth Balance or butter, melted

⅔ cup sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup sweetened flaked coconut

2 Tbsp flax seeds (optional)

½ cup chocolate chips (optional)

Heat oven to 375°F.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. If using, add flax seeds and chocolate chips.

Mix bananas, butter, sugar, vanilla, and ½ cup coconut flakes in a bowl until well combined; sift in flour mixture and mix well.

Distribute among muffin cups, and sprinkle the tops with a few more coconut flakes. Place in oven until muffins are puffed and golden, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.