Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Pin'a Colada Muffins

These Muffins are just so tasty and a great way to use up tinned pineapple when you have only used part of the tin.  For us this is generally after Pizza night.
I call them Pin'a Colada Muffins because they include the major flavours of a Pin'a Colada (minus the alcohol) Pineapple and Coconut with a lime twist for a tropical taste.
If you have all of your ingredients ready these take less than 5 mins to make so make sure you have your oven preheated.
Pin'a Colada Muffins Recipe - Makes 12

2 Cups Plain Flour
4 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Cup of shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup Castor Sugar
1 Egg lightly beaten
1 1/4 Cup of Milk or 1 Cup unsweetened Yogurt mixed with 1/4 Cup water
100 gm Melted Butter
1/2 Cup Pineapple Pieces that have been chopped in half


Zest of 1 Lime
Juice of 2 Limes
1 Tbs Castor Sugar

Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl.  Mix in coconut and castor sugar.
Add all wet ingredients and mix just to combine.
Spoon into greased muffin tin and bake for 12-15 mins at 220 degrees.

While the muffins are cooking zest your lime and combine the zest, juice and castor sugar.
As soon as you remove your cooked muffins from the oven use a teaspoon to add the juice mix to the top of each muffin while they are still in the muffin tin.
Remove after a few minutes and cool on a wire .
Just out of the Muffin Tin - Lime topping just visible


  1. Wow, I don't even have any pineappple or coconut but will have to pick some up and try this. It looks so good!

  2. OMG! Delish! I love muffins, as does HH. So good on the tastebuds it is difficult stopping at just one. I may just have to make these. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. These sound yummy Fiona. I will have to give them a try. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Great idea with the left over pizza pineapple...

  5. I have to tell you....that these cakes are soooo yummy...I made them a while back when I first found your blog...Made a double batch and put some up in the freezer for lunchboxes....but they are all gone now...


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