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Pina Colada Muffins

These Pina Colada Muffins are loaded with fresh coconut and crushed pineapple for a delicious start to your day! Simple to make with minimal ingredients. 

Pina Colada Muffins

Muffins. Basically the only acceptable way to eat cupcakes for breakfast. And one of our favorite ways to add a little sweetness to the start of the day.

This cocktail inspired treat is loaded with pineapple and coconut. Topped with a spoon full of lime coconut glaze for a slightly tart finish. Please hold while I wipe the drool off of my keyboard…

Coconut Pineapple Muffins

Pina Colada Muffin Recipe

Ingredients for pina colada muffins:

The secret to moist muffins? Banana! Or at least that is the secret in these. Overripe is best but any banana will do. 

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Apple sauce
  • Banana
  • Pineapple 
  • Coconut

How to freeze muffins:

These are also freezer friendly! Follow the steps below with any leftovers!

  1. Let the muffins cool completely.
  2. Place them into a freezer safe container or zip top bags BEFORE you put the topping on.
  3. When you are ready to eat, wrap one in a paper towel and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. Eat plain to topped with the lime glaze and toasted coconut.
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How to make pineapple coconut muffins:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour with the sugars, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Combine the eggs, apple sauce, bananas, and pineapple and stir to combine. Fold into the dry ingredients adding the coconut.
  4. Fill your prepared liners 3/4 full with batter. Bake 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Secret to fluffy muffins:

  • Do not use an electric mixer. I know it seems like it is the easier way, but you will end up with thick dense brick. You want these to be light and moist. Hand mixing takes just as little time and produces results that are bakery worthy! So just remember that less is more when it comes to mixing. You want things to come together but only just until you do not see any dry ingredients. Lumps are A-OK, so don’t panic.

How to toast coconut: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment or silicone baking mat.
  3. Spread your coconut flakes in an even layer on your baking tray.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring your coconut every 2 minutes. 
  5. Remove from the oven when desired coloring is achieved, we like a lighter brown with small bits of white, but also enjoy a darker brown.

I wrote a full in-depth post about this the other day, but here is a quick breakdown of how I like to toast coconut in the oven!

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Pina Colada Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Pina Colada Muffins are loaded with fresh coconut and crushed pineapple for a delicious start to your day! Simple to make with minimal ingredients. 

Ingredients

Muffins:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup apple sauce or oil
  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 8 oz can of crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • toasted coconut, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour with the sugars, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Combine the eggs, apple sauce, bananas, and pineapple and stir to combine. Fold into the dry ingredients adding the coconut.
  4. Fill your prepared liners 3/4 full with batter. Bake 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Topping:

  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, lime juice, and extracts. Spoon over your muffins and top with toasted coconut.

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Kara

Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Pinning these to make as soon as I pick up some coconut. They look fabulous!

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