Yummy muffins that taste like carrot cake and are filled with pineapple and coconut. The glaze is tangy and goes great with these muffins! Recipe given by a friend. Next time I make them, I will try cutting down the sugar and using applesauce instead of the oil. Please let me know if you try them!
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2⁄3 cup white sugar
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 3 carrots, grated
- 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly grease 2 muffin pans, or use paper liners.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, allspice and salt. Mix in brown sugar, white sugar and coconut.
- In a separate bowl, combine eggs, oil, 1/2 cup buttermilk, carrots, pineapple, and vanilla. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add the egg/buttermilk mixture. Mix until batter is moistened.
- Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly tapped. Allow to cool.
- In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 to 3 tablespoons buttermilk. Mix until smooth, then refrigerate until thickened. Drizzle over cooled muffins.
The taste is very good. They're moist. It's just that they didn't raise a lot. I don't know why. I didn't do the glaze. Thanks Redsie :) Made for 123 hit wonders.
These were fab! A moist n tasty little muffin. I used pineapple in natural juice, n they were still very sweet, next time I will reduce the white sugar a littleand maybe add some walnuts. My family liked them as is so I didn't make the glaze this time around...YUM thanks for sharing!!
This didn't have any ratings when I tagged it, but someone beat me to the first review! These were great, Redsie - and I even forgot the vanilla for the first dozen (added it to the rest). Next time I may add some currants. Thanks for posting!