Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pina Colada Muffins

I guess I should have posted this recipe in the seems more appropriate than fall, but truth be told, we eat these year round! Brent likes a breakfast sweet on the weekends, so I often whip up a quick muffin Saturday mornings. This is one of our favorites.

I got this recipe years ago from a co worker. Every Wednesday she would get up early and bake the BEST muffins to bring to work for coffee. It was such a treat. She's retired now, but I made sure I got some of her recipes!

Every bite is moist and delicious, with tiny chunks of pineapple. I love the topping...the coconut toasts up sweet and crunchy as it bakes.

I usually make half a recipe and get about 8 nice size muffins out of it. BUT I don't half the awesome topping. I use it ALL!

Pina Colada Muffins

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2     8oz. cans of crushed pineapple, NOT drained
2 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. coconut extract

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and soda.
In another bowl, mix eggs,oil, and pineapple. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full.

Mix topping:
1 Tbsp. melted butter
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. coconut

Sprinkle on top of muffins and bake at 375 about 20 minutes or until light brown.

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Katerina said...

Pina Colada is perhaps the only cocktail I drink with pleasure so I believe these muffins are mouthwatering as well! Thank you for your kind words Laurie!

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Anita Stafford said...

I love the look of these muffins and the ingredients sound so good. I'm a muffin fanatic!

Morsels of Life said...

As soon as I saw that first picture, I knew I had to make these muffins! Even tho fall's just started, sometimes we just need a reminder of warmer weather :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my, those do look yummy!

Robyn Rasmussen said...

My mouth is watering already! These look DELICIOUS and have been pinned! :)
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Kristen said...

I just made these - yummy! Both boys approved! Note: I didn't have coconut extract so I used plain old Vanilla Extract. Still tasted great - just not as coconut as it could be. :)

Anonymous said...

I made these the other day and they are very good. I subbed half the oil for applesauce.
Thanks for the recipe!

Kristina Buszta said...

Hey think I can make this into a cake and call it a hummingbird cake?
Had no vegetable oil so I substituted coconut oil.

love to bake said...

I just made this, found the batter was very dry (I use chopped fresh pineapple), added 1/4 cup of milk. Also added chopped walnut on top. They are smelling very good. I read previous post, should try applesauce instead of oil next time. Can't wait to taste it. (still baking in the oven)