Monday, 2 April 2018

Pineapple Coconut Muffins

My babies are Adults  

   My twins turned 32 on 30th March. Boy and girl, just 3 minutes apart but they are like chalk andcheese, aasman aur zameen as the saying goes... they understand each other totally and yet are so different. My daughter is like a social bee, making zillions of friends and thrives in a noisy environment. My son on the other hand prefers to keep to himself and probably wouldn't survive in a very busy environment.

   Its a different kind of feeling, a feeling of pride, satisfaction, joy and happiness when a parent sees their child or children growing up into fine adults and venturing out into the wide world to find their own niche. My eldest one is only a year older to them so basically it was like having triplets. Each one is following his/her dream, end of 2017 beginning 2018 has been a year of changes where the three are concerned. The eldest moved to Bali with his wife to start out their life in the hot tropical island. Their small boutique hotel is under construction and should be ready at the end of the year. My daughter is now in Dubai with her hubby and her twin, my son has finally fallen in love.

   When Sasmita announced the #138th theme as pineapples for the Foodiemonday/Bloghop group, I knew I wanted to bake using pineapple to celebrate the tweenies birthday. I already have an eggless pineapple cake, upside down pineapple cake on my blog. So it had to be muffins. I've had this recipe in my recipe book for eons but didn't manage to try it out. So the right opportunity arose this week.

I used only honey as the sweetener and the pineapple I used was pretty sweet. If the pineapple was not sweet then maybe I'd have to add a bit of sugar. The muffins turned out a little on the brown side because of the dark honey I used. Perhaps next time will try and use lighter colour honey. Besides the look, the muffins were absolutely soft and delicious. They tasted even better the next day. The original recipe called for desiccated coconut but I took the risk and used fresh grated coconut instead. I'm glad I did. That's what perhaps made the muffins extra soft. I used coconut oil, any excuse to get that oil in the tummy!

Here's the recipe, check it out.







PINEAPPLE COCONUT MUFFINS
Makes 12

1½ cups plain flour (all purpose flour)
½ cup freshly grated or desiccated coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple (fresh or tinned)
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
¼ tsp salt
1 egg
½ cup honey
¼ cup coconut milk
⅓ cup coconut oil

some desiccated coconut for topping(optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. 
  2. Line a muffin tray with cake cups. 
  3. Sieve flour, baking powder, soda bicarbonate and salt into a bowl. 
  4. Add coconut and mix. 
  5. In another bowl add egg, oil, coconut milk and honey. Whisk till its all mixed. 
  6. Add the crushed pineapple and mix well. 
  7. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. 
  8. Mix till the flour is incorporated into the liquid. 
  9. Spoon batter ¾ full into the cake cups. 
  10. Sprinkle some desiccated coconut on top if you're not going to ice or frost the muffins. 
  11. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or till they become golden brown and are done. 
  12. To check if the muffins are done, insert a toothpick or fork into the middle of one muffin. If it comes out clean then the muffins are done. 
  13. Remove them muffins from the tray and let them cool on a wire rack. 
Tips:

  • Next time I'll try the muffins with 1 cup wheat flour and ½ cup plain flour. 
  • Add nuts if you wish. 
  • Replace coconut milk with any other milk. 
You may want to check out the following pineapple recipes:
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27 comments:

  1. Delightful and very exotic muffins, feel like munching some with a cup of masala chai. Love pineapples & coconut combination in baked treats anytime.

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  2. Pineapple Coconut muffins look so delicious Mayuri..

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  3. Pineapple and coconut is an excellent combo. Muffins looks super tempting and. Using honey makes the cake more delicious. Superb share πŸ‘Œ

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  4. I have a pineapple muffin recipe in my blog but never paired it with coconut..your muffins look so perfect di. Would definitely give this combo a try. Happy birthday to your twins 😍

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  5. Delicious muffins.. my hubby loves them. I shall make these as soon as I am back in my kitchen.

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  6. Pineapple and coconut is a classic combination! Very creative of you to use both these wonderful ingredients together in a muffin. :)

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  7. Pineapple and coconut is a classic combination! Very creative of you to use both these wonderful ingredients together in a muffin. :)

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  8. Pineapple and coconut is a classic combination! Very creative of you to use both these wonderful ingredients together in a muffin. :)

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  9. Feels so nice read about kids grow up and settle down! My kids are still in school and I am waiting for the day they settle down,that is so many years ahead! But until then, I am enjoying this phase of life! The muffins sound so flavorful and a nice treat for the bday!

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  10. Love tropical flavours in the cake and this pineapple coconut cup pies are so tempting, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Amazing! Its truly amazing post, I have got much clear idea about from this article.

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  12. Pineapple and coconut..love it..the tropical flavor is bursting in the cupcakes...love to give a try

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  13. Happy Birthday to your twins, Mayuri! And all the very best to all 3. :) I must say Pineapple, coconut, coconut oil..... these ingredients appeal to the South Indian in me.

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  14. Loved reading through your motherly instincts... with young children I may not understand how you feel now, but yes, as they grow, even I do feel a sense of pride and precipitation as to what the future holds for them... These muffins sound amazing. If I were you, I too would have ditched the dessicated coconut for the fresh one. I am sure you agree the oodles of flavor that one ingredient would add into these tropical muffins. I would have loved to pick up a couple and gorge on them...

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  15. I am glad that your children have settled n have found their niche. A very happy birthday to them. The cake is amazing will try when kiddo goes on her holidays.

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  16. You should call these pinacolada muffins! It was nice knowing about your kid. We are years behind you. Still I can imagine I will be in your shoes one day.

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  17. My favourite flavour combination for summer bakes - pineapple and coconut! These would be perfect with a glass of chilled milk even for breakfast.

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  18. I never taste these two flavors in a combo but your Pineapple Coconut muffins sounds so delicious. Now I want to try soon, thanks for sharing!!

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  19. What an amazing combination Pineapple and Coconut... No doubt, must be flavourful and exotic !

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  20. Lovely written post... Cake looks so delicious and must be very flavourful ..

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  21. A very happy birthday to your twins, and now your daughter has twins too! Pineapple and coconut a perfect match made in heaven, love these two ingredients in any dish. Muffins sounds interesting and pair well with a cuppa!

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  22. Back in India pineapple cake was always my favorite. The addition of coconut with pineapple makes the muffins even more interesting and delicious too.

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  23. It's always a good feeling to see children settled in life, happy birthday to the twins. The muffins look so good, love that flavour of pineapple and coconut.

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  24. Happy birthday to your twins, Glad to read the kids detail in your post... This pineapple coconut muffin looks super delicious and soft in texture..

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  25. Delicious muffins. I am sure these are super moist and just yum😊

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  26. Yummy and delicious looking Muffins!The coconut will give it additional taste!

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  27. Pineapple and coconut is a delicious combo. Muffin with these two ingredients sounds fantastic.

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Monday, 2 April 2018

Pineapple Coconut Muffins

My babies are Adults  

   My twins turned 32 on 30th March. Boy and girl, just 3 minutes apart but they are like chalk andcheese, aasman aur zameen as the saying goes... they understand each other totally and yet are so different. My daughter is like a social bee, making zillions of friends and thrives in a noisy environment. My son on the other hand prefers to keep to himself and probably wouldn't survive in a very busy environment.

   Its a different kind of feeling, a feeling of pride, satisfaction, joy and happiness when a parent sees their child or children growing up into fine adults and venturing out into the wide world to find their own niche. My eldest one is only a year older to them so basically it was like having triplets. Each one is following his/her dream, end of 2017 beginning 2018 has been a year of changes where the three are concerned. The eldest moved to Bali with his wife to start out their life in the hot tropical island. Their small boutique hotel is under construction and should be ready at the end of the year. My daughter is now in Dubai with her hubby and her twin, my son has finally fallen in love.

   When Sasmita announced the #138th theme as pineapples for the Foodiemonday/Bloghop group, I knew I wanted to bake using pineapple to celebrate the tweenies birthday. I already have an eggless pineapple cake, upside down pineapple cake on my blog. So it had to be muffins. I've had this recipe in my recipe book for eons but didn't manage to try it out. So the right opportunity arose this week.

I used only honey as the sweetener and the pineapple I used was pretty sweet. If the pineapple was not sweet then maybe I'd have to add a bit of sugar. The muffins turned out a little on the brown side because of the dark honey I used. Perhaps next time will try and use lighter colour honey. Besides the look, the muffins were absolutely soft and delicious. They tasted even better the next day. The original recipe called for desiccated coconut but I took the risk and used fresh grated coconut instead. I'm glad I did. That's what perhaps made the muffins extra soft. I used coconut oil, any excuse to get that oil in the tummy!

Here's the recipe, check it out.







PINEAPPLE COCONUT MUFFINS
Makes 12

1½ cups plain flour (all purpose flour)
½ cup freshly grated or desiccated coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple (fresh or tinned)
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
¼ tsp salt
1 egg
½ cup honey
¼ cup coconut milk
⅓ cup coconut oil

some desiccated coconut for topping(optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. 
  2. Line a muffin tray with cake cups. 
  3. Sieve flour, baking powder, soda bicarbonate and salt into a bowl. 
  4. Add coconut and mix. 
  5. In another bowl add egg, oil, coconut milk and honey. Whisk till its all mixed. 
  6. Add the crushed pineapple and mix well. 
  7. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. 
  8. Mix till the flour is incorporated into the liquid. 
  9. Spoon batter ¾ full into the cake cups. 
  10. Sprinkle some desiccated coconut on top if you're not going to ice or frost the muffins. 
  11. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or till they become golden brown and are done. 
  12. To check if the muffins are done, insert a toothpick or fork into the middle of one muffin. If it comes out clean then the muffins are done. 
  13. Remove them muffins from the tray and let them cool on a wire rack. 
Tips:

  • Next time I'll try the muffins with 1 cup wheat flour and ½ cup plain flour. 
  • Add nuts if you wish. 
  • Replace coconut milk with any other milk. 
You may want to check out the following pineapple recipes:
      Sending this recipe to the following event: 
Pin It

27 comments:

  1. Delightful and very exotic muffins, feel like munching some with a cup of masala chai. Love pineapples & coconut combination in baked treats anytime.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Pineapple Coconut muffins look so delicious Mayuri..

    ReplyDelete
  3. Pineapple and coconut is an excellent combo. Muffins looks super tempting and. Using honey makes the cake more delicious. Superb share πŸ‘Œ

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a pineapple muffin recipe in my blog but never paired it with coconut..your muffins look so perfect di. Would definitely give this combo a try. Happy birthday to your twins 😍

    ReplyDelete
  5. Delicious muffins.. my hubby loves them. I shall make these as soon as I am back in my kitchen.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pineapple and coconut is a classic combination! Very creative of you to use both these wonderful ingredients together in a muffin. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Pineapple and coconut is a classic combination! Very creative of you to use both these wonderful ingredients together in a muffin. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Pineapple and coconut is a classic combination! Very creative of you to use both these wonderful ingredients together in a muffin. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Feels so nice read about kids grow up and settle down! My kids are still in school and I am waiting for the day they settle down,that is so many years ahead! But until then, I am enjoying this phase of life! The muffins sound so flavorful and a nice treat for the bday!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love tropical flavours in the cake and this pineapple coconut cup pies are so tempting, thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Amazing! Its truly amazing post, I have got much clear idea about from this article.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Pineapple and coconut..love it..the tropical flavor is bursting in the cupcakes...love to give a try

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Birthday to your twins, Mayuri! And all the very best to all 3. :) I must say Pineapple, coconut, coconut oil..... these ingredients appeal to the South Indian in me.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Loved reading through your motherly instincts... with young children I may not understand how you feel now, but yes, as they grow, even I do feel a sense of pride and precipitation as to what the future holds for them... These muffins sound amazing. If I were you, I too would have ditched the dessicated coconut for the fresh one. I am sure you agree the oodles of flavor that one ingredient would add into these tropical muffins. I would have loved to pick up a couple and gorge on them...

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am glad that your children have settled n have found their niche. A very happy birthday to them. The cake is amazing will try when kiddo goes on her holidays.

    ReplyDelete
  16. You should call these pinacolada muffins! It was nice knowing about your kid. We are years behind you. Still I can imagine I will be in your shoes one day.

    ReplyDelete
  17. My favourite flavour combination for summer bakes - pineapple and coconut! These would be perfect with a glass of chilled milk even for breakfast.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I never taste these two flavors in a combo but your Pineapple Coconut muffins sounds so delicious. Now I want to try soon, thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. What an amazing combination Pineapple and Coconut... No doubt, must be flavourful and exotic !

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lovely written post... Cake looks so delicious and must be very flavourful ..

    ReplyDelete
  21. A very happy birthday to your twins, and now your daughter has twins too! Pineapple and coconut a perfect match made in heaven, love these two ingredients in any dish. Muffins sounds interesting and pair well with a cuppa!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Back in India pineapple cake was always my favorite. The addition of coconut with pineapple makes the muffins even more interesting and delicious too.

    ReplyDelete
  23. It's always a good feeling to see children settled in life, happy birthday to the twins. The muffins look so good, love that flavour of pineapple and coconut.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Happy birthday to your twins, Glad to read the kids detail in your post... This pineapple coconut muffin looks super delicious and soft in texture..

    ReplyDelete
  25. Delicious muffins. I am sure these are super moist and just yum😊

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  26. Yummy and delicious looking Muffins!The coconut will give it additional taste!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Pineapple and coconut is a delicious combo. Muffin with these two ingredients sounds fantastic.

    ReplyDelete

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