Tropical Muffins

This week's muffins, I had guessed, hubby would not like. This is a man who eats a banana a day and has done so for many years but does not usually like banana bread or banana cake.  I did not have high hopes for these muffins which did have a banana as part of its make-up.

Do any of you like bananas but not banana bread?  Can you explain that to me?  I do want to understand my poor misjudged husband.

Tropical Muffins  (adapted from


  • 2 cups gluten-free brown rice flour mixture
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I forgot to put this in and these came out perfectly.)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cups diced ripe mango
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, oil and lime 
  2. juice; add to the dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in the mango, banana, raisins and nuts.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. 


  1. Nice flavors in your muffins, they look delicious. Sorry your hubby didn't like them. I do kind of get that because I love black coffee and espresso, but not as a flavor in ice cream or candy.

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  3. I understand not liking bananas but liking banana bread - but the reverse is just kooky!

  4. Great looking muffins!

  5. I like banana bread but not bananas. The only way I really like to eat bananas is swimming in alcohol and set on fire!

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  6. My husband is like that. He likes to eat bananas, but nothing made with them. :)

  7. Delicious looking muffins! I like bananas and I also like banana bread, but sometimes I prefer the bananas to the bread, I'm not sure why since I (to mine own detriment!) love baked goods. It may have something to do with the consistency of the bananas when they're cooked, I'm not sure...


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