Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Piña Colada Muffins

The first time my husband and I had these muffins were on vacation on Maui where we stayed at a bed and breakfast.  Every morning the owner made breads and had juice and fruit for us to eat.  Everything was so tasty! I think it was the combination of short travel from plant to plate and the beautiful setting we ate them in. 

You can make these in jumbo size (which is how she made them) or in regular muffin size. Either way they are delicious. I  think next time I may add some chopped macadamia nuts to the muffins.

Piña Colada Muffins

1-1/3 cups sweetened coconut flakes
2  cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 6 jumbo or 12 standard cup muffin tin. 

Toast coconut in non stick pan.  You have to watch and stir often.  It doesn't seem to be browning and then all of of a sudden it is.  Very easy to burn if you don't watch carefully. I browned mine until almost where I wanted it then turned off the stove so the residual heat could brown the rest.  
In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 
In a small bowl combine eggs, milk, oil, butter, and extracts. 
Add wet to dry.
Stir until just moistened (or pretty close.)  Do not overmix or your muffins will be tough.
 Fold in the pineapple and toasted coconut. 
Fill muffin tins evenly for 12 regular muffins or 6 jumbo.  It should fill about 3/4 full for regular and 2/3 if I recall for jumbos. 
Bake regular size for 18-20 minutes and jumbo for 20-25 or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

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  1. Oh, how I wish I were at a tropical island, eating these and watching the surf. But these delicious little gems will give me a taste of restful vacation days. Thanks for the recipe.Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  2. Ok, I love piña Colada anything, so I really cannot wait to try these muffins, because I seriously cannot get enough of the anything that is flavored with this. So huge thank you for sharing today :)

  3. This WILL be happening in my kitchen this week. I have been stuck on banana bread because that's really all my husband wants to eat... but I think this will be a nice change of pace.

  4. These muffins sound delicious Jenny. I just bought coconut at the store this past weekend. I bet you can guess what I'll be making. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jenny,

    The coconut and pineapple are right up my alley. I would love these muffins. I am going to have to bake some soon. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings, Stumbling, tweeted, Pinned!
    Diane Roark

  6. These definitely sound delicious and would make you feel like you are on a tropical island. Thank you for sharing your recipe, I will definitely give these a try. Pinned/shared.

  7. These look amazing! I love all of these flavors!

  8. Yum! Coconut is one of my favorite flavors! I have macadamia nuts, so I may have to make these adding the nuts like you suggest!

  9. These sounds fabulous and perfect for a summer breakfast or brunch Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop!

  10. Great idea! I love the tropical flavors and love that you made them jumbo size! ;-)