This is something I came up with when I had some pineapple and wanted to make muffins. I hope you like it! SOURCE: Me :)
- Preheat oven to 350F, line 2 muffin pans with paper cups.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy; add eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
- Combine salt, baking powder, coconut, and flour.
- Drain and chop pineapple, reserving juice (about 7 ounces).
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the reserved juice.
- Fold in pineapple, and fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Note: Sprinkle sugar on top of muffins for crunchy muffin tops.
I thought these muffins were really good! I followed the advice in one of the reviews that suggested reducing the sugar since using sweetened coconut & adding a bit more pineapple juice....they were really moist and delicious! I'm thinking they could almost pass as a cupcake if you frosted them with cream cheese frosting!
I had these on my honeymoon in Hawaii. They are better then the ones there!
I added a bit more of pineapple juice and a dash of flour. These muffins are so good. Coconut and pineapple are made to be together ;) Thanks Najwa :) Made for Holiday tag.