Thursday, July 26, 2012

Banana Coconut & Pineapple Muffins

You're sitting in a beach chair on pristine white sand as fine as confectioner's sugar. Warm turquoise water laps gently at your toes. Your eyes are closed but you feel the sun on your face and hear the faint rustle of the wind going through the leaves of a palm tree filled with coconuts. The sweet scent of pineapple wafts through the air. 

 That sounds absolutely amazing right? Well that is the mental image I conjured up after reading the name of these muffins. They just invoke a tropical paradise feeling. What could be better for breakfast than your own bite of tropical paradise? Especially if you spend your Monday through Friday mornings like me, going to work, and not sitting on the beach mentioned above you'll definitely take your slice of paradise in any form you can get.



Banana Coconut & Pineapple Muffins
Source: For the Love of Cooking, adapted from Week of Menus
Servings: 12 muffins
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Ingredients:
    • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp. salt 
    • 2 large, ripe bananas, mashed
    • 3/4 cup shredded coconut, plus more for sprinkling
    • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar and vanilla. Add the butter and mix until combined.
3. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
4. Add the bananas, 3/4 cup of coconut and pineapple to the egg mixture. Fold gently. Slowly fold in the flour mixture until combined and no large flour lumps remain.
5. Divide the batter between the muffin tin, filling about 2/3 of the way full. Sprinkle the tops with additional shredded coconut. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until baked through.
6. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Now these are tasty and the perfect bite of your own little tropical paradise. While I couldn't pretend I was sitting on the beach while eating these, I was at least able to daydream that I was. :-)

1 comment:

  1. Love these muffins! I enjoy banana muffins and really like the pineapple and coconut flavours added to these muffins. Yum!

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