Pineapple Coconut Muffins

Pineapple Coconut MuffinsI love muffins, they are so versatile and delicious, I love looking for new muffin recipes on the internet  that I think would be fabulous.  Since its starting to get warm and sunny out I though how much fun would it be to make a pineapple coconut muffin.  A little taste of summer for a Saturday morning.  I have a basic muffin recipe that I’ve been using and I add in the fruit I’m craving in the moment.  I hope you enjoy!

Pineapple and Coconut Muffins (makes 12 muffins)

Heat oven to 375 degrees

8 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 1/4 cup coconut sweetened flakes (divided, 3/4 cup will get on top of muffins)

1 cup crushed pineapple (drain out the juices)

1 1/4 cup flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar, adding the salt and milk.   Mix the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl.  Add in 3/4 cup coconut into the mixer. When mixed together add the flour/baking powder.  This recipe makes 12 muffins.  Use muffin liners and add mix to the cups.  Put a little sprinkling of the remaining coconut onto each muffin top.

Bake for about 22 minutes checking with a toothpick to see if they are done.

The crispy topping of the sweetened coconut is amazing.  Petite tested and approved.  Petite Approved

Enjoy your Saturday,